A focus of Greg’s practice is representing clients in inter partes review challenges and other post-grant trials before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, including patents related to wireless communications (e.g., LTE, CDMA, WiMAX, etc.), medical devices, data compression and storage, and other technologies.
Another focus of Greg’s practice is evaluating intellectual property assets and providing risk assessments for clients in the context of mergers, acquisitions, and new product launches.
Greg’s practice also includes procuring and strategically enforcing patent rights for clients with domestic and international portfolios. He has prepared and prosecuted patent applications in a variety of technological fields, including telecommunications, diagnostic imaging systems, medical devices, medical simulators, optics, nanotechnology, semiconductor manufacturing and processing, computer networking, software and well logging.
In addition to procurement and enforcement of patent rights, Greg helps clients design and develop products that avoid infringement of competitor patents. He also negotiates and drafts agreements in the context of research and development agreements and licensing agreements.
J.D., University of Texas at Austin School of Law, 2005, with Honors; Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal
B.A., Hendrix College, 2002, with Distinction in the majors of Physics and Mathematics
Areas of Practice
- Intellectual Property
- Patent Office Trials
- Patent Prosecution and Counseling
Greg represented a petitioner in two inter partes review proceedings in which the Patent Trial and Appeal Board issued Final Written Decisions holding that all of the challenged claims were unpatentable as obvious over a combination of prior art references, including claims that were the basis of a $4.32 million jury verdict against the petitioner.
Greg represented a patent owner in filing a complaint for patent infringement with the International Trade Commission (ITC). The asserted patents included a patent that Greg obtained allowance for at the USPTO. In response to the complaint, the ITC issued an exclusion order preventing importation of the infringing products into the U.S.
While a jury verdict that determined that the defendant infringed three patents was on appeal to the Federal Circuit, the USPTO issued Office Actions in Ex Parte Reexaminations of the three patents that rejected the claims that were found to be infringed. Greg drafted responses to the Office Actions on behalf of the patent owner that overcame the rejections and resulted in confirmation of all of the infringed claims for all three patents.