A patent application is a request pending at a patent office, such as the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, for the grant of a patent for the invention described and claimed by that application. A patent is a set of exclusive rights granted by a state, such as the United States, to a claimant for a limited period of time in exchange for a public disclosure of an invention.
During my legal career, I have prepared hundreds of patent applications and responses to the Patent Office. I prosecute and enforce utility and design patents for a variety of clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies with active patent portfolios to start-up companies requiring patent protection to obtain funding and exclude the competition. See below for a list of representative patents and patent applications I have worked on.
But my experience with patents does not end with the preparation and prosecution of patent applications. In my previous career, I was a Patent Examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, tasked with deciding whether inventions were patentable. As one of the few former Patent Examiners in South Florida, I apply my knowledge of U.S. and international patent laws along with the workings of the United States Patent and Trademark Office to advise my clients on a variety of post-issuance issues, including reissue patent applications, reexamination proceedings, and interference. My knowledge of patent preparation and prosecution can further be applied to the analysis of issued patents, including claim interpretation for freedom-to-operate opinions, patent infringement opinions and validity opinions. Lastly, I have a broad range of experience handling patent infringement claims on both sides of the dispute.
I further have expertise in a broad range of technologies including: computer hardware and software, databases, pharmaceuticals, communications, medical devices and equipment, consumer products, biotechnology, photolithography and nanotechnology. I am the rare patent attorney with hands-on software development experience, having spent more than 5 years developing software for a variety of defense-related applications in my previous career as a software engineer.
Mark P. Terry is a registered patent attorney with an advanced technical degree in Physics and Mathematics, including field research at Stanford University, and significant industry experience, including software engineering expertise building defense systems for the U.S. Army, the U.S. Navy and the Dept. of Defense. He is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and is a member of the Florida State Bar. As a former Patent Examiner, Mr. Terry possesses unique insights into the inner workings of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
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