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I help companies navigate complex intellectual property issues and disputes so they can get back to focusing on what they do best. My IP experience is both broad and deep. I have litigated cases involving patents, trademarks, copyright, and trade secrets in a variety of technologies and industries, including software, streaming media, sports equipment, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, signals processing, semiconductors, high-tech machinery (such as jet engines), robotics, and satellite communications. I also regularly counsel clients on various IP aspects of business decisions and transactions.
In addition to my IP practice, I also focus on international litigation concerning products imported into or exported from the United States, as well as unfair competition actions.
I also maintain a vibrant pro bono practice and have represented those in need of aid at all levels of the legal system. My pro bono appearances span federal and state trial courts; administrative agencies; and federal appellate courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court. Most recently, I successfully represented a nonprofit organization in striking down portions of a Florida law that compelled speech in violation of the First Amendment, and secured a dismissal with prejudice of a defamation case filed against an investigative journalist.
As supply chains continue to diversify in the wake of the pandemic and other shocks from the last several years, innovators will need to protect their valuable IP in a broader range of jurisdictions. In the United States, the pendulum might be swinging back toward stronger protections for inventors and patent owners. I also foresee a need to clarify the status of data as a product under the patent laws.
District of Columbia
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
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