Mr. Baird also has experience in prosecuting patent and trademark applications before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He is a registered patent attorney, focusing in the electrical and mechanical arts. He has experience drafting, analyzing and negotiating intellectual property licenses, including patent, trademark and software licenses.
He represents clients in matters covering a diverse range of technologies, including data communications and networking (including WiFi, 4G/LTE, MoCA, OFDM, VoIP, SIP, RTP protocols, techniques and infrastructure), video imaging and conferencing, data center infrastructure and virtualization, mobility (including Mobile IP and other tunneling techniques), optical fiber communications (including precoding, laser optics, modulation technologies, amplifiers, add/drop multiplexing and switching, coherent detection, demodulation and equalization), thin films and related deposition techniques, semiconductor fabrication, packaging and circuitry, nuclear power plants and supporting systems, medical devices, lighting and other consumer electronics.
He has experience in managing intellectual property matters internationally. He advises clients in international IP strategy and has collaborated with foreign associates on a wide variety of IP matters in major jurisdictions globally. Before joining Duane Morris in April of 2005, he clerked for a boutique intellectual property firm in Sydney, Australia. He has also lived in Germany, where he became proficient in conversational German.
Prior to his legal career, Mr. Baird served as an officer in the United States Navy, where he managed the operation and maintenance of nuclear power plants, including electrical power generation and distribution on a Nimitz class aircraft carrier.
Mr. Baird is a 2008 cum laude graduate of George Mason University School of Law and a 1998 graduate of Cornell University (B.S., Electrical Engineering).
•Duane Morris LLP
- Partner, 2016-present
- Associate, 2009-2015
- Patent Agent, 2005-2008
•Hodgkinson McInnes Pappas Patent & Trademark Attorneys, Sydney, Australia
- Prosecution Clerk, 2004-2005
•United States Navy
- Surface Warfare Officer, Nuclear 1998-2003
Honors and Awards
•Named as a Super Lawyers' Rising Star in Intellectual Property for Washington, D.C., 2015-2018
Selected Speaking Engagements
• A Deep Dive into Preparing Winning IPR, PGR, and CBM Petitions, American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), June 2016
• The Shifting Landscape for US Patent Disputes, Germany, June 2016
• Joinder Motions in Inter Partes Reviews, PTAB Practice Group, July 2015
• Real Parties in Interest in Inter Partes Reviews, PTAB Practice Group, May 2015
• Post-Issuance Procedures Under the America Invents Act, IP Practice Group, April 2013
• Overview of the America Invents Act, October 2012
• Key AIA Procedures Impacting Patent Enforcement, IP Practice Group Breakout, October 2012
•American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
•The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
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