Law School: UNH School of Law (formerly Franklin Pierce Law Center)
College: Georgia Tech
The word “major” is subjective and each case any attorney has can be major for many different reasons. For me, my major cases are the pro bono veterans cases that I’ve been a part of. Whether it’s helping veterans navigate the Department of Veteran’s Affairs benefits system, providing pro bono representation through the Wounded Warriors Project, or lending an ear to a veteran’s spouse, each of these cases have been major for me. Our veterans give so much and in return deserve much from attorneys. I encourage all attorneys to lend a hand to our nation’s veterans.
I’ve practiced law for more than 10 years covering all aspects of intellectual property. I have litigated intellectual property matters, counseled clients on a range of intellectual property matters, and prosecuted patents globally for many different clients. On a daily basis, I use both my legal and engineering background to use intellectual property law as a business tool to further my clients’ business goals. Prior to my current position with Qualcomm, I practiced intellectual property law with Troutman Sanders LLP.
I am member of several professional legal organizations. These include the Intellectual Property Owners association, American Intellectual Property Law Association, and the Federal Circuit Bar Association. I am a member of the Georgia Bar Association, registered as In-House Counsel with the California State Bar, and registered to practice before the US Patent & Trademark Office. I am also a member of the bar for a number of Courts, including the Federal Circuit.
National Eagle Scout Association, member.
Born and raised in Fort Valley, the home of Georgia’s annual Peach Festival and where the world’s largest peach cobbler is annually made. Father to two awesome sons and happily married to my beautiful wife of eight years. Huge Georgia Tech football fan – Go Jackets!