Derek J. Reynolds, JD, MBA, BSCS

As a patent prosecutor I feel it is a privilege to be able to work with a wide range of cutting-edge technologies on a daily basis. Prior to HFZ, I worked at Intel Corporation for 24 years in a variety of roles, including as a hardware engineer evaluating the performance and power characteristics of CPUs and GPUs, as a software engineer optimizing code to run more efficiently on Intel architecture, and as a Patent Attorney writing patent applications and strategically managing patent portfolios. Among all of my roles, helping inventors protect their ideas has been the most rewarding work.

My technical experience spans a wide cross-section of the high-tech industry, including CPU and graphics architecture, power delivery, thermal management, memory and storage subsystems, I/O interconnects and interfaces, semiconductor packaging, system software and firmware, artificial intelligence, autonomous driving, drones, client systems, mechanical form factors, and the Internet of things. Additionally, I have extensive experience filing design patents and I ran a worldwide training program to teach inventors how to spot patentable inventions and clearly articulate their novel aspects.