Derek’s practice focuses on the intellectual property assets and technology application portfolios of US and international companies in a variety of industries, including life sciences, medical technology, and electrical and computer engineering devices.
Prior to joining the firm, Derek practiced at a Washington, DC–area law firm specializing in intellectual property, where he drafted patent applications, wrote responses to US Patent and Trademark Office actions, and conducted examiner interviews. He also prepared appeal briefs and reply briefs for the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. In addition, Derek performed patent claim analyses and provided clients with strategies to overcome claim rejections.
Earlier, for the USPTO, Derek examined pending applications relating primarily to medical diagnostic imaging, including MRIs and sonograms.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Derek E. Constantine