Mr. Comtois provides strategic guidance for portfolio management to clients ranging in size from mid-market to Fortune 100. He assists in establishing competitive patent review programs, assessing potential patent infringement issues and handles issues regarding standard-setting committees. He also performs intellectual property due diligence reviews for mergers and acquisitions.
He also counsels clients in the development, maintenance and protection of brand identifiers, including conducting registrability investigations including Internet infringement matters, prosecuting trademark applications, reviewing marketing materials, coordinating international protection programs and initiating inter-parties proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He also assists clients in identifying, registering and protecting their copyrighted works.
•Duane Morris LLP
- Partner, 2002-present
•Carter, Ledyard & Milburn, Washington, D.C.
- Special Counsel, 2000-2001
•Rogers & Killeen, Alexandria, Virginia
- Partner, 1998-2000
- Associate, 1996-1998
- Engineer, 1990-1996
- Engineer, 1988-1990
- Engineer, 1986-1988
•United States Navy
- Nuclear Submarine Officer, 1981-1986
•American Intellectual Property Law Association
•International Trademark Association
•Virginia State Bar
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