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  1. Patent Application: 50%
    19 years
  2. Patent Infringement: 25%
    19 years
  3. Intellectual Property: 25%
    19 years

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U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

600 Dulany Street
Alexandria, VA


VAAuthorized to practice law199710/09/2009
DCInactive 199807/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
JudgeASMR Early-Stage Venture Competition2005
CALI Excellence for the Future Award - Comparative LawCenter for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction 1996
Editor & Writing Program DirectorGeorgetown Journal of International Law1996
Intermediate HonorsUniversity of Virginia, College of Arts & Sciences1991
Virginia ScholarCommonwealth of Virginia1989
National Merit ScholarNational Merit Scholarship Corporation1989
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Legal AdvisorU.S. Patent & Trademark Office2013 - Present
PartnerEdell, Shapiro & Finnan, LLC2007 - 2012
Senior AssociatePaul Hastings Janofksy & Walker LLP2006 - 2007
Senior AssociatePillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP2004 - 2006
Adjunct Professor of LawGeorgetown University Law Center2001 - 2008
Law ClerkUS International Trade Commission1996 - 1996
Editor & Writing Program DirectorLaw & Policy in International Business1995 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
District of Columbia BarMember1998 - Present
State Bar of VirginiaMember1997 - Present
Intellectual Property Owners AssociationInt'l Trade Comm'n Committee, Inventor of the Year Committee2000 - 2006
ITC Trial Lawyers AssociationN/A1999 - 2006
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Biomedino, LLC v. Waters Technologies Corp. et al. Patent held invalid at Markman stage
Ronald A. Katz Technology Licensing v. TD Banknorth et al.Favorable settlement prior to Markman hearing.
Resource Scheduling Corp. v. Cerner Corp. et al. Favorable settlement prior to Markman hearing.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Licensing Update 2007Meeting Licensing Challenges In Emergent Sectors2007
The Computer & Internet LawyerNot Mere Litigation: Remedies Available for IP Infringement at the International Trade Commission2005
Bio-Science Law ReviewBook Review: Biotechnology: Law, Business and Regulation2003
Bio-Science Law ReviewUS News: Bayer AG v. Housey Pharmaceuticals2002
Bio-Science Law ReviewUS News: Carnegie Mellon University v Hoffman-La Roche2002
Bio-Science Law ReviewInfringement Action: Amgen v. Hoechst Marion Roussel2001
Patent Law HandbookChapter 3: Inequitable Conduct2001
E-Commerce Law ReportColumnist, Eye on Washington1999
Journal of Internet LawEncryption Regulation: Bottom of Ninth, Game is Tied1998
E-Commerce Law ReportColumnist, Eye on Washington1998
Georgetown Journal of International LawEditor & Writing Program Director, 1995-19971997
IPR Conference Proceedings, Tokyo, JapanThe Doctrine of Prosecution History Estoppel after Hilton Davis1997
Law & Policy in International BusinessProtecting Ideas and Ideals: Copyright Law in the People's Republic of China1996
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgetown University Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
University of VirginiaBiologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1992
Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & TechnologyComputer ScienceN/A1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
International Law InstituteSection 337 Proceedings at the US Int'l Trade Commission2006
Industrial Technology Research InstituteInternational Trade Commission Proceedings2006
White Rose Biotechnology ConsortiumBiotechnology Patent Law2001