I have always been good at math and science, and interested in technology, but you’re probably wondering how that leads to one becoming an attorney. Prior to pursuing my law degree, I served in the military as an aircraft navigator. With no jobs in that field outside of the military, after fulfilling my active duty I thought I’d give law school a try. With strong family ties to the legal profession and a passion for serving others, it seemed like it could be the best fit for my future— and it was.
HOW I BECAME A PATENT ATTORNEY
While I was in law school, I discovered that to be a patent law attorney you need to have a background in engineering and science. This is such a specialized area of law that less than five percent of lawyers even qualify to pursue it, but thankfully I was among those with the right combination of experience and interest. After obtaining my Juris Doctorate (JD) degree from Gonzaga University, I was accepted into the University of Houston Law Center to pursue my Master of Laws (LL.M) degree in Intellectual Property Law.
I graduated with my LL.M in 1998, and had the opportunity to work for a couple of large corporate law firms and was trained to be a successful patent attorney. After five years of gaining some great experience, I felt ready to strike out on my own and help people on my terms.
Art is writing a song. I want to help you monetize your creative genius and help you protect your intellectual property.
STARTING MY OWN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY FIRM
My wife and I decided to pack up and move from Houston and settle down in Lexington, Kentucky. We found ourselves in this beautiful community and knew immediately that it would be the place we call home.
Since 2005, I have been serving individuals and businesses of Lexington and across the state with high-quality legal services to protect their rights and valuable intellectual property. In more than a decade of private practice, I have assisted clients in obtaining patents, trademarks, and copyrights as well as protecting their rights through licensing, litigation, and more.
WHAT I CAN DO FOR YOU
I find my job so interesting— getting to work with local entrepreneurs and innovators starting new businesses, and artists creating new things. I’m proud to help them solve their problems, get their work off the ground, and monetize their creativity.
Whether you need assistance with a patent for your product, or representation because someone has accused you of trademark infringement, I can help. I am not only dedicated to serving your interests today, but I strive to provide you with solutions that can benefit you in the long run. Working together starts with a consultation so that I can better understand your situation, and you can learn more about how my experience will work for you.
If you have questions about protecting your intellectual property, don’t wait to seek the help and counsel of an experienced attorney. Reach out today for a free consultation and put my services on your side.
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky, 2005
State Bar of Kentucky, May 2003
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, January 1997
State Bar of Texas, November 1998(Inactive)
State Bar of Washington 1994 (Inactive)
LLM (Intellectual Property Law) University of Houston, May 1998
JD Gonzaga University, May 1994
MA (History) Eastern Washington University, March 1991
BS (Mechanical Engineering) University of Illinois, January 1983
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS
Kentucky Bar Association
Fayette County Bar Association
National Association of Patent Practitioners
American Bar Association