Prior to joining HFZ, I spent ten years representing plaintiffs and defendants in patent litigation proceedings conducted in Federal courts throughout the United States and in post-grant proceedings before the USPTO. In that capacity, I was responsible for all phases of the litigation process, including preparing and responding to discovery requests, taking and defending depositions, preparing expert reports, preparing and arguing motions of all varieties, preparing and arguing claim construction positions, preparing for trials, examining trial witnesses, and preparing post-trial motions and appellate briefs.
At HFZ, I leverage my extensive litigation experience to draft and prosecute enforceable patents that will withstand third party challenges and result in victories at trial. I also utilize the insights gleaned from my years of experience in Federal court and post-grant patent office proceedings to provide legal counsel on infringement, non-infringement, validity, invalidity, and product clearance issues. My practice focuses on the mechanical and electro-mechanical arts. Representative technologies with which I have been involved since joining HFZ include outdoor cooking products, aircraft technologies, automotive technologies, industrial valves, process management systems, child care products, oilfield technologies, information gathering and measurement systems, cellular communication technologies, and computer software.