As a registered U.S. Patent Attorney and partner at the intellectual property (IP) law firm of Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP, I assist companies—from startups to Fortune 500 companies—to develop and protect their innovations and businesses with IP. With an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and experience as a former technology consultant at Accenture, I take a business-focused approach to IP.
Companies routinely work with me in a variety of technical areas and industries with which I have expertise, including medical devices, artificial intelligence, machine learning, Internet of Things (IoT), computer networking, internet and e-commerce related web systems, client-server architectures, security, cryptography and encryption, blockchain/cryptocurrency, digital rights management, database and information systems, interactive user program guide interfaces, wireless communications, signal processing, mechanical devices, fintech, business methods, among others.
I have significant experience with patent preparation and prosecution, patent litigation, copyrights, trademarks, opinion work, and IP transactions. I have personally prepared and prosecuted, or have been involved in preparing and prosecuting, over one hundred (100) patent applications in emerging and technical areas and industries, including in the U.S. and foreign jurisdictions (e.g., Europe, China, Japan).
Also, I litigate IP cases in various U.S. district courts and have practiced before the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) (including via inter partes review (IPR)), and before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC). I have experience at all stages of litigation, including pleadings, discovery, summary judgment, and trial.
I am honored to have been published in several prestigious IP publications including the World Intellectual Property Review, Bloomberg Law, and IP Litigator, and to have been invited to speak at several IP conferences. Most recently I was a panelist at the University of Illinois Chicago’s 63rd Annual IP Conference speaking on Artificial Intelligence and IP law.
As an adjunct professor at the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, I teach coursework on Patenting Software Inventions in the United States.
Beyond my legal practice, I enjoy spending time with my family, skiing, playing golf, and computer programming.