OBrien adds experience to firms patent reexamination and PTAB practice.
Austin, TX (PRWEB) May 21, 2013
Haynes and Boone, LLP Austin has welcomed David OBrien as a partner in the firms Intellectual Property (IP) and Technology Transactions Section.
David is a well-respected practitioner in the IP community, said Randall Brown, chair of the firms Intellectual Property and Technology Transactions Section. His added experience and talent strengthens the firms IP presence and robust capabilities in the Austin and California markets.
David McCombs, chair of the firms technology practice, added: We are particularly excited about the capabilities David adds to our patent reexamination and PTAB trials practice.
OBrien has more than 20 years of experience in software, semiconductor and computer electronics technologies. His legal practice emphasizes IP portfolio development, reexamination and post-issuance proceedings, defensive matters and strategic patent counseling, building on core technology experience and incorporating a sophisticated understanding of the evolving legal framework in which rights to such technologies are procured and enforced.
He provides clients with focused offensive and defensive analyses of intellectual property positions, including opinions, assertion analyses and acquisition due diligence. OBrien handles ex parte and inter partes re-examination matters and advises in proceedings before the patent trial and appeal board (PTAB).
Over the years, OBrien has provided strategic counsel to a variety of multi-national corporations
and emerging companies in the context of major microprocessor, semiconductor and network security patent assertions. He renders defensive non-infringement and/or invalidity opinions when appropriate and also prepares agreements and advises clients in technology transactions and licensing matters.
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