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  • Education
    • J.D., New York University School of Law, 1998
    • B.S., Graduate with Distinction, Cornell University, 1995, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • Bar Jurisdictions
    • Texas, 2011
    • District of Columbia, 2001
    • New York, 1999
    • Admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Court Admissions
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas, 2014
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit, 2001
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 2000
Aaron has experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants before the ITC in a broad spectrum of technologies ranging from engineered flooring systems to optoelectronics. Aaron strives to help clients develop and execute business, technology and intellectual property strategies through drafting, negotiating and implementing complex commercial agreements – including sales, purchasing and services agreements, technology and software development agreements, technology transfer agreements and license agreements dealing with patents, trade secrets, copyright, software and trademarks.  

Additionally, Aaron serves as “outside” general counsel for clients who have a heavy emphasis on technology and intellectual property, by assisting them with sales and purchasing agreements, non-disclosure agreements, employment agreements, manufacturing agreements, service agreements, license agreements, employment agreements, user licenses and privacy policies. 

Aaron also helps clients acquire, develop, enforce and exploit their technology and intellectual property across a wide range of disciplines. Aaron develops and executes strategies for clients to defend themselves against infringement and misappropriation suits, in post-grant proceedings before the USPTO, prosecute patent applications before the USPTO and to enforce their own intellectual property rights against potential infringers. 

Aaron has legal experience with the following diverse technological areas:
  • Chemical and nanotechnology
  • Down-hole tools and MWD/LWD technology
  • Wireless broadband
  • Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telephony
  • Chip packaging
  • Medical devices and orthopedic implants
  • Telematics, GPS and location based services
  • Automotive components
  • Satellite communications
  • Wireless antennas
  • Email synchronization
  • Vertical cavity surface emitting lasers
  • Served as outside general counsel for clients for defense, firearms, nanotechnology, medical device, and other regulated industries. 
  • Negotiated sales and purchasing agreements for technology centered clients in a broad range of disciplines.
  • Negotiated patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright and software licenses, development and services agreements.
  • Represented down-hole tool manufacturers, cell phone manufacturers, satellite communications, financial services and drug manufacturing clients in inter partes review, covered business method proceedings and other post-grant proceedings. 
  • Represented engineering company in Texas trade secret disputes relating to down-hole tools and MWD and LWD technologies. 
  • Developed and implemented privacy policies, data breach and prevention strategies and terms of service for start-up web-based companies. 
  • Assisted startups with organizational agreements, funding agreements, employee intellectual property agreements, licenses, and non-disclosure agreements. 
  • Organized and conducted due-diligence on intellectual property-driven acquisitions. 
  • Represented cell phone manufacturer against multi-million dollar infringement claim in the Eastern District of Texas. 
  • Represented truck manufacturer and satellite tracking defendants against multi-million dollar infringement claims in the Eastern District of Texas. 
  • Represented designer and manufacturer of vertical cavity surface emitting laser before International Trade Commission.
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Polsinelli on Privacy Blog
October 16, 2017
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Technology: The New Patent Opposition Proceedings -- IPR and PGR
Inside Counsel
March 8, 2013
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Technology: 4 Things to Consider Before Acquiring a Tech Startup
Inside Counsel
February 22, 2013
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PTO to Expand its Role in Patentability
National Law Journal
January 23, 2012