is an Associate with Womble Bond Dickinson in Palo Alto, CA. His practice is focused on intellectual property matters, including preparation and prosecution of U.S. patent applications involving a broad array of technologies. His background in physics and computer science supports his work in computer hardware and software technologies.
Companies that have a strong, diversified patent portfolio can establish themselves as key innovators within a particular field and secure a freedom to operate in that field. In some situations, companies may also choose to enforce patent rights granted to them by these patents in a litigation, either offensively against an alleged infringer or as a defense to patent infringement claims against them.