Areas of Practice: Patents, Opinions, Searching, Client Counseling.
Mr. Wright prepares and prosecutes patent applications in the mechanical and electromechanical arts. Mr. Wright’s practice additionally involves performing searches for clients, including freedom to operate (right to use), invalidity, patentability, and opposition searches. Mr. Wright is also experienced in the preparation of invalidity and non-infringement opinions.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Wright gained more than four years experience preparing and prosecuting patent applications, providing client counseling, conducting searches, and preparing opinions at an intellectual property boutique firm in the Washington, D.C. area. Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Wright worked as a patent examiner at the United States Patent and Trademark Office for over six years, attaining the position of Primary Examiner. Before his tenure at the Patent Office, Mr. Wright gained over three years of technical experience as a mechanical engineer working with life support systems in naval aircraft as a civilian employee of the Department of the Navy.
Legal History: Primary Examiner, United States Patent and Trademark Office; Patent Attorney at an IP boutique firm in Reston, VA.
Education: George Washington University (J.D., 2005); Virginia Tech, (M.S. Mechanical Engineering, 1996); University of Tennessee (B.S. Mechanical Engineering, magna cum laude, 1994).
Admitted: Virginia, United States Patent and Trademark Office, Supreme Court of Virginia.