Dennis has over 20 years of quality experience in intellectual property and patent law. He is a highly skilled
patent prosecutor and intellectual property/patent litigator. He specializes in developing carefully crafted offensive
and defensive patent application and claim drafting and prosecution strategies to maximize a client's commercial IP
interests. Dennis has practiced patent and IP law
at some of the largest IP/Patent firms in the country including Fenwick & West in Silicon Valley, California and
at Nutter, McClennen and Fish in Boston, Massachusetts. Prior to his career in patent law, Dennis was an Applications
Design Engineer at RACAL-REDAC, Inc. in Chelmsford, MA where he performed electronic circuit and systems design and
developed software marketing applications. Dennis is also a skilled inventor and holds over 80+ issued US and
foreign patents in the areas of digital television, sensor networks, and bioinformatics.
His IP practice includes many years of handling patent prosecution in complex technologies, including appeals, re-issues
and re-examinations. His well-honed patent drafting and prosecution skills, attention
to technical details, accuracy and overall performance quality result in high cost-effectiveness while efficiently gaining
allowance of quality claims. His high-quality issued patent applications and in his track record of successfully
overcoming difficult Patent Office Action rejections such as the recent onslaught of 35 USC 101 "Alice" rejections
(that now often arise in software and computer-related inventions) enable Dennis to efficiently move client
matters towards allowance while avoiding the frustrations of preparing inneffective responses require filing of Requests
for Continued Examinations (RCEs) that are often encountered by less-experienced patent practitioners
as used in other law firms.
Dennis works with clients ranging from Fortune-sized technology giants, cutting-edge mid-sized companies, technology and
medical systems and device companies, many start-up entities and many venture capital firms nationwide.
He handles patent work for many Silicon Valley technology companies large and small
and is often in the Silicon Valley and San Francisco Bay areas. He technical fluency extends across in a wide array of
disciplines including medical devices and systems, software development, enterprise applications, Computer Aided Design
(CAD) systems, hardware and computerized devices, nanotechnologies, data communications systems/protocols
and wireless systems and networking devices, electronics/circuitry, semiconductor technologies,
Internet/Cloud/Mobile/E-Commerce Apps, SaaS, Social Media and consumer engagement technologies,
Big-Data/analytics, data security, database systems and design, storage, compression/decompression
and encryption/decryption technologies, voice/data/video/mixed-media signal
processing, business method and algorithm protection, environmental sensors, mechanical systems and devcies,
robotics, guidance, navigation, autonomous vehicle control, artificial intelligence, augmented reality and
many other technical fields. His experience often leaves inventors impressed by his underlying technical ability
to quickly grasp and understand details of their innovations in many esoteric technology areas and to provide quality
draft patent applications that often do not require significnat inventor revisions.
Dennis serves as a strategic advisor to several leading venture capital firms, including Sevin Rosen, Venrock,
Charles River Ventures, and Walden International. He also serves on the Editorial Board of the Nanotechnology
Law & Business Journal, the Board of Directors of the Association of Patent Law Firms, and the Science and Technology
Advisory Council. Previously Dennis served on a consultancy with the United Nations Development Programme on
Asian economic development. Dennis holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Northwestern University and a J.D. in
Law from Suffolk University Law School in Boston. He is also is a Registered U.S. Patent Attorney before the U.S.
Patent and Trademark Office and a Member of the Bar in Massachusetts and California.