Since its founding in 2001 by two U.S. Army officers, Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig has represented clients in a wide range of matters, including intellectual property, business disputes, government contracts, corporate and business transactions, estate planning, and real estate transactions. Their intellectual property practice includes a complete range of services pertaining to domestic and international patents, trademarks, and copyrights. Their clients include small and medium-sized established businesses and start-ups, Fortune 500 companies, and sovereign governments. Their attorneys come from diverse backgrounds and combine decades of experience to serve their clients and defend their interests. Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig offers flexible ideas, solutions, and fees in a variety of legal business matters.
Located in Reston, Virginia, The Marbury Law Group, PLLC is a full-service intellectual property law firm of over 20 experienced lawyers with a proven track record of success in protecting and enforcing all aspects of client intellectual property. Marbury assists public and private sector clients in preparing, filing, and prosecuting patent and trademark applications before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), challenging and defending patents before the USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board and federal district courts, international patent and trademark procurement and prosecution, brand protection, domestic and international patent and trademark licensing, patent and trademark counseling, including pre-litigation counseling and dispute resolution, and copyright filing and assignment at the U.S. Copyright Office and foreign copyright offices. Website: www.marburylaw.com
Covington is a full-service firm of over 1,000 lawyers across offices in Beijing, Brussels, Dubai, Frankfurt, Johannesburg, London, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seoul, Shanghai, Silicon Valley and Washington. In an increasingly regulated world, we have an exceptional ability to help clients navigate their most complex business problems, deals, and disputes. Our distinctively collaborative culture allows us to be truly one team globally, drawing on the diverse experience of lawyers and advisors across the firm by seamlessly sharing insight and expertise. www.cov.com
King & Spalding helps leading companies advance complex business interests in more than 160 countries. Working across a highly integrated platform of more than 1,000 lawyers in 20 offices globally, we deliver tailored commercial solutions through world-class offerings and an uncompromising approach to quality and service.
Brian Koide is a partner at DBL, where he focuses on patent litigation. Throughout his twenty-year legal career, he has represented clients in high-tech, high-stakes patent infringement disputes. His current and former clients include Alcoa, AT&T, Avaya, Bendix, Kodak, Marriott, Ricoh, Sprint, Yamaha, and ZURU. As a registered patent attorney with an engineering degree, Brian combines his litigation, technical, and substantive patent law expertise to effectively represent his clients in all phases of patent litigation, including before the PTAB, district courts, and the United States International Trade Commission (ITC). Brian has represented clients in more than 50 patent infringement cases involving a wide range of technologies, including network equipment, encryption, toys, smart phones, mobile apps, WiFi, graphic user interfaces, consumer electronics, commercial vehicles, digital cameras, digital printers, scanners, electronic payment systems, on-line auctions, digital-image processing, and speech compression.
Brian received his J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center and his B.S. in Engineering from the University of California, San Diego. Brian is admitted to practice in the Virginia, California, and the District of Columbia and registered to practice before the USPTO. Prior to entering the legal field, Brian worked as an aerospace engineer.
Bob Hansen is Co-managing Partner of The Marbury Law Group, PLLC, a medium-sized law firm emphasizing patent prosecution, intellectual property litigation, and general corporate law. Mr. Hansen has extensive experience in all aspects of patent law, including patent preparation and prosecution; post grant review, inter parte reviews and ex partereexamination; patentability, validity, and infringement opinions; strategic patent portfolio development; litigation; and licensing. Mr. Hansen has technical expertise in the areas of electronic devices and systems, computer software, telecommunications, information security, mechanical devices, and medical devices and systems. In addition to 19 years of experience as a patent attorney, Mr. Hansen has 20 years of experience as an engineer, program manager and business executive with startup ventures and Fortune 100 companies, as well as 7 years experience as an Engineering Duty Officer in the U.S. Navy.
Gregory Discher's practice focuses on inter partes and ex parte post grant trials and proceedings, and complex patent prosecution before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Mr. Discher also advises clients in connection with patent infringement, invalidity, freedom-to-operate, and due diligence investigations and opinions. Mr. Discher’s extensive experience in Inter Partes Review (IPR) trials includes having served as counsel for over fifty post grant matters, representing clients in drafting of petitions through oral argument at the PTAB, and through appeal at the Federal Circuit in connection with high-stakes patent litigation matters. Mr. Discher has also successfully represented clients in ex parte and inter partes reexamination proceedings, and patent reissue proceedings.
Formerly an engineer at Lockheed Martin, Mr. Discher's technical background encompasses experience in a variety of Internet, telecommunications, networking, and messaging technologies and protocols, software and software-related inventions, semiconductor device and fabrication technologies, display technologies, electronics, electronic commerce, and mechanical technologies.
Britton Davis is a counsel in King & Spalding LLP’s trail and global disputes practice. Brit is a trial attorney who focuses on patent disputes in high-stakes litigation involving complex technologies in US district court and before the PTAB.
Brit represents plaintiffs and defendants in all phases of patent litigation, from initial diligence investigations, through trial and appeals. Brit has been trial counsel to billion-dollar companies in cases where hundreds of millions of dollars were at stake. He has argued claim construction motions, evidentiary motions, JMOL motions, and discovery motions in district court and before the PTAB. And Brit was instrumental in helping to secure rare complete patent owner wins in two inter partes review proceedings on all claims under review.
Prior to beginning his legal career, Brit worked as an engineer for Veeco Instruments Inc., in the Metrology & Instrumentation Group. At Veeco, Brit designed, built, and implemented new products and product improvements in Veeco's research-focused line of atomic force microscopes. Brit's product design experience covers mechanical, optical, and electrical systems; programmable semiconductor devices; and design for manufacturability and cost reduction.
Brit graduate with honors from The University of Texas School of Law, where he was on the executive board of the Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal. Brit graduated with high honors from the University of California, Santa Barbara with degree in mechanical engineering, where he was a member of the Tau Beta Pi National Engineering Honors Society and the Pi Tau Sigma National Mechanical Engineering Honors