Biography

With years of experience as a software engineer and then as an intellectual property lawyer, Dennis helps clients win competitive advantages with trademark protections. Among his notable successes have been trademarking a unique color shade and the shape of an unusual mechanical device, and pursuing a patent for an entirely abstract business method process.

Dennis has extensive experience in drafting and prosecuting patents in electrical, software, and mechanical areas, covering a broad range of technologies, including:

  • Business methods
  • Electronic and internet commerce methods
  • High speed communications
  • Mathematical Algorithms
  • Cellular telephones
  • GPS systems
  • Automation and robotics
  • Magnetics
  • Optics
  • Hydraulics
  • Power electronics
  • MEMS
  • Material sciences

Dennis also has significant experience negotiating software licenses, software development contracts and confidentiality agreements and has extensive experienced in preparing and prosecuting trademark applications. Dennis is a Registered Patent Attorney and is a member of the firm's Corporate Department and its Intellectual Property Group.

Before Fox Rothschild

Prior to entering the law field, Dennis served as a director of application development and manager of a team of engineers that built and maintained a suite of PC-based applications for anesthesiologists. For over eight years, Dennis was a Software Engineer with Digital Equipment Corporation, and directed a research program at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center.

Honors & Awards

Recipient of the American Intellectual Property Law Association's Robert C. Watson Award for the best article regarding the protection of Intellectual Property, 1996