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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

Bar and Court Admissions:

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)

Professional Associations:

Kentucky Bar Association
Fayette County Bar Association
National Association of Patent Practitioners

American Bar Association

Previous Professional Employment:

Gardere Wynne Sewell, LLP, Houston, Texas.

Nov. 2000 – May 2002
Intellectual property and litigation associate attorney.

Royston Rayzor Vickery & Williams, Houston, Texas.

May 1999 – Nov. 2000
Intellectual property and litigation associate attorney.

Contract Attorney, Seattle, WA. & Houston, TX

May 1994 – May 1997
Various contract positions at firms in Seattle and Houston, involving intellectual property and general litigation matters.

United States Air Force

June 1983 – June 1990
Civil Engineer, Offutt AFB, Omaha, NE (1983 – 1985)
B-52 Navigator, Fairchild AFB, Spokane, WA (1986 – 1990)
Final Rank: Captain.

Legal Publications:

“Not for Entertainment Only: Fair Use and Fiction as Social Commentary,” 16 UCLA Entertainment Law Review 265 (2009).

“An Unenumerated Right: Two Views on the Right of Privacy,” 40 Texas Tech Law Review 249 (2008) (with Judge Harold R. DeMoss, Jr.).

“How the Seizure of Counterfeit Goods Can Go Bad,” 3 Minnesota Intellectual Property Review 59 (2002).

“Intellectual Property Crimes,” 9 Albany Law Journal of Science & Technology 235 (1999).

“Criminal Punishment of Trade Secret Theft,” A.B.A. Intellectual Property Law Newsletter,
Spring 1997.

“The Economic Espionage Act of 1996: Punishing Trade Secret Theft,” Washington State Bar News, September 1997.