As co-founder and partner at AddyHart P.C., I focus my practice on intellectual property litigation, with particular emphasis on complex technological matters. Deeply experienced in patent cases on appeal, I argue cases before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, at the USPTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board, in the U.S. district courts, and at the Court of Federal Claims. I’ve led nearly 30 federal district court cases and have handled more than 40 appeals to the Federal Circuit.
I established Business De Novo in 2014 as a blog that reflects my passion for protecting innovation and preserving entrepreneurial businesses and innovators. In recent years, the legal climate for inventors and entrepreneurs has become more difficult–and we need to change that. This blog talks about why and how.
I’m continuing to work to that end in other ways as well. I’ve testified before the Congress to address the state of the Federal Circuit and patent appeals. I am a co-founder of the Richard Linn American Inn of Court, which is directed to intellectual property, and I served as its first president. I am a member of the Federal Circuit Bar Association’s board of directors, and for many years I served as a member of the Federal Circuit’s Advisory Council. I’m a former chair of the Amicus Committee for the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), and I counsel clients in the software, technology, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical sectors on the most efficient ways to achieve their business goals with respect to their intellectual property.