As a registered patent attorney, Mr. Getty counsels and represents clients in the acquisition of U.S. and foreign patent rights in diverse technologies such as turbine engines, solar cells, fuel cells, telecommunications, semiconductor design and manufacturing, financial transactions, data encryption, thin film deposition, retail and consumer products, and medical devices. He has supported litigation matters in a variety of U.S. District Courts by providing technical and legal analysis, managing discovery, working closely with expert witnesses, preparing depositions, and conducting motions practice.
Mr. Getty has additionally been engaged in numerous post-grant proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He serves as the training coordinator for the firm’s PTAB practice group, and is an active contributor to the Duane Morris PTAB Practice Blog .
Mr. Getty also conducts due diligence reviews of patents and trademarks, performs patent and trademark searches, prepares non-infringement and invalidity opinions, and drafts and evaluates intellectual property licenses.
In 2017 Mr. Getty joined the adjunct faculty of his alma mater, Georgetown Law. He co-teaches a course entitled “Intellectual Property for Start-ups.”
Mr. Getty maintains an active pro bono practice in the field of veterans law, and is accredited to represent clients before the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Prior to his legal career, Mr. Getty served as a nuclear engineer in the U.S. Navy, where he deployed in support of counter-narcotic operations aboard USS Rentz and diplomacy operations aboard USS Nimitz. He later served as a policy analyst on Navy staff in Washington, D.C.
•Duane Morris LLP
- Associate, 2015-present
- Patent Agent, 2012-2015
•United States Navy
- Surface Warfare Officer, Nuclear, 2004-2011
Selected Publications and Speaking Engagements
•Contributor, Duane Morris Green IP Blog
•Contributor, Duane Morris PTAB Practice Blog
•“Breaking Down the Faraday Future Trade Secret Case,” IP Litigator, September/October 2018
•Author, 3 Lessons From Sinovel’s Trade Secret Theft Conviction, Law360, March 8, 2018
Selected Speaking Engagements
•“Advanced Veterans Topics: Cultural Competency and Legal Ethics,” presentation to Duane Morris, November 28, 2018
•“Discretionary Denials of IPR Petitions: the Landscape after iRobot and Oyster Optics,” presentation to Duane Morris Intellectual Property Group, September 27, 2018
•“Impacts to PTAB Practice from SAS Institute,” presentation to Duane Morris Intellectual Property Group, May 17, 2018
• “PTAB Guidance on Remands from the Federal Circuit,” Presentation to Duane Morris Intellectual Property Group, January 25, 2018
• “Law in the Life of a Junior Officer, ” Presentation to Midshipmen of the U.S. Naval Academy given at the Maryland Court of Appeals, November 21, 2017
• Testimony before the Montgomery County Board of Education, November 16, 2017
• “How Aqua Products Will (or Will Not) Change Practice at the PTAB,” Presentation to Duane Morris Intellectual Property Group, November 16, 2017
• “What Makes Duane Morris Different?” Presentation to Duane Morris Intellectual Property Group, October 28, 2017
• “Patentability, Claim Construction, and Infringement,” Presentation to Taiwanese Executives Participating in the Multi-Disciplinary Management of Technology Training Program , July 10, 2017
• “Estoppel Considerations from Great West Casualty Co. v. Intellectual Ventures,” P resentation to Duane Morris Intellectual Property Group, April 28, 2017
• “Claim Amendment Considerations from Veritas Technologies LLC v. Veeam Software Corporation,” Presentation to Duane Morris Intellectual Property Group, September 30, 2016
• “The Supreme Court’s Decision in Cuozzo Speed Technologies, LLC v. Lee,” Presentation to Duane Morris Intellectual Property Group, July 2 9, 2016
• “The PTAB and District Courts: Differences and Best Practi ces,” Presentation to Duane Morris Intellectual Property Group, June 9, 2016
•American Intellectual Property Law Association
•Maryland State Bar Association
- Intellectual Property Law Section
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