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
- Power electronics
- 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