In enforcement and trial matters, Mr. Powers leads the technical team and is responsible for clearly articulating to the Court and to his clients technical strategies with respect to infringement and invalidity, interfaces with technical experts and oversees substantive discovery. He regularly appears before courts throughout the country, arguing at claim construction, summary judgment and other proceedings involving technology. While Mr. Powers has deep knowledge of his clients’ technologies and those of the patents-in-suit, he understands that his audiences may not.
As part of his litigation practice, Mr. Powers works with the firm’s nationally recognized Patent and Trademark Appeal Board (PTAB) and Inter Partes Review practices in challenging asserted patents.
As part of his prosecution and counseling practice, Mr. Powers provides strategic guidance to executive management on the development and commercialization of products and services, and the implementation of patent strategies. He assists investors in negotiations and transactions involving intellectual property, including due diligence reviews of patents, and assists parties in mergers and acquisitions involving intellectual property of all types. He also prepares intellectual property opinions of counsel, responds to patent demand letters and regularly assists in the settlement of adverse claims.
Mr. Powers has prosecuted and secured patents in diverse areas of technology across the electrical, mechanical and software arts.
Mr. Powers is a registered patent attorney before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and is admitted in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He is a 1999 magna cum laude graduate of Villanova University School of Law, where he was a member of the Law Review and elected to the Order of the Coif, and is a summa cum laude graduate of Villanova University, where he received a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering.
•Duane Morris LLP
- Partner, 2008-present
- Associate, 1999-2007
Honors and Awards
•Recipient of the 2011 John J. Gallen Memorial Award from Villanova University, which recognizes the achievement of those whose technical effort yields advances in the engineering profession.
•Listed in Pennsylvania Rising Stars, 2013
•American Bar Association
•Pennsylvania Bar Association
•Philadelphia Bar Association
•American Intellectual Property Law Association
•Philadelphia Intellectual Property Law Association
•Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
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