Derek’s practice focuses on the intellectual property assets and technology application portfolios of start-up, US, and international companies in a variety of industries, including medical devices, life sciences, robotics, electrical signal processing, automotive technology, and energy technology. In particular, his practice has focused on medical devices concerned with neuromodulation, nerve stimulation, and minimally-invasive surgery.
Prior to joining the firm, Derek practiced at a Washington, DC–area law firm specializing in intellectual property, where he drafted and prosecuted patent applications, prepared appeal briefs and reply briefs for the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, and managed international patent portfolios.
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