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  • Education
    • J.D., University of Denver Sturm College of Law, 2007
    • B.S., Utah State University, 2000
  • Bar Jurisdictions
    • Admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2006
    • Colorado, 2007
    • Massachusetts, 2017

Derek Donahoe knows technology. As an experienced electrical engineer and patent attorney with Polsinelli's Science and Technology group, Derek prepares and prosecutes patents in a variety of technological fields. He is integral to the management of both United States and international patent portfolios and general intellectual property law on behalf of the firm's clients. Derek works with the clients he serves to craft a comprehensive and solid protection for their intellectual property, clients rely on him for his keen insights. Whether through preparation of provisional and non-provisional patent applications, non-infringement and invalidity opinions, or defense of patent rights through patent litigation, Derek strives to develop lasting relationships with clients to provide them with the best possible service.

Derek’s technical areas of experience include:
  • Networking technology and Internet of Things (IoT) devices
  • Multi-core and multi-threaded processors
  • Alternative energy
  • Software
  • Wireless communication systems
  • Satellite communication systems
  • Media technology
  • Various other computer, electrical, and mechanical systems
  • Health care information technology
  • Regional independent tandem telephone switch non-provisional patent application
  • Semi-dynamic flip-flop with partially floating window non-provisional patent application
  • Method and apparatus for parallelization of sequential power simulation non-provisional patent application
  • Prediction and prevention of uncorrectable memory errors non-provisional patent application
  • Gradient modeling toolkit for sculpting stereoscopic depth models for converting 2-D images into stereoscopic 3-D images non-provisional patent application
  • Method and system for creating depth and volume in a 2-D planar image non-provisional patent application
  • Method and system for encoding and transmitting high definition 3-D multimedia content non-provisional patent application