Tony advises corporate and entrepreneurial clients on patent counseling and prosecution. He has prosecuted patents before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and helped manage large domestic and foreign patent portfolios for a wide range of complex technologies.
A registered patent attorney, Tony has prepared and prosecuted hundreds of patent applications impacting electrical, computer, software, mechanical and electromechanical technologies. He also analyzes patents for due diligence, noninfringement and invalidity purposes, and advises clients on prelitigation investigation and assessment, enabling holders of large patent portfolios to effectively manage their assets and avoid costly litigation.
Before his legal career, Tony worked as an engineer for Tellabs, Inc., focusing on microchip design and electronic design automation for advanced telecommunications and networking equipment. He also has experience in the microprocessor design, automotive electronics, and test and measurement equipment sectors. Tony’s background gives him a deep understanding of the technical factors involved in the creation and protection of patents.
Tony has prosecuted patents for numerous clients before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, has prepared non-infringement, patentability, and invalidity opinions, and has been involved in due diligence related to acquisitions. The subject matter includes a wide range of complex technologies, such as semiconductors, flash memories, digital signal processing, consumer and automotive electronics, computer architecture, computer networking, telecommunications, information technology, business methods, financial market transaction management, RFID tracking and performance measurement, radio broadcasting, hydraulic and electric drive and control systems, and automated kiosk hardware and software.
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois