Aaron focuses on all aspects of intellectual property law, from counseling clients as they acquire IP assets to defending against competitor claims. He brings both experience and creative thinking to matters such as:
- Obtaining patent protection for and enforcement of IP assets, both in the U.S. and globally
- Licensing client technology, including preparation and negotiation of agreements to advance business strategies and protect interests
- Navigating competitor intellectual property, including validity and non-infringement analyses and opinions, and AIA post-grant proceedings
- Advising on product development and strategic decisions based on IP and other proprietary information
Aaron’s experience spans a wide range of technologies, including medical devices, internal combustion engines, cleaning management systems and products, bicycles and bicycle components, refrigeration systems, retail merchandising, seat systems, healthcare products, security and lock systems, glass panel assemblies, and farm equipment.
As a member of the firm’s post-grant team, Aaron defends clients and challenges the validity and enforcement of competitors’ patents through post-grant proceedings, including ex parte reexamination proceedings and inter partes review. He also counsels clients regarding acquisition and enforcement of U.S. and foreign trademark rights, copyrights, and trade secrets.
Aaron assists established companies, universities, and startups with IP protection and defensive strategies, and preparation and negotiation of technology transfers worldwide, including licenses, material transfer agreements, and laboratory testing agreements. Universities benefit from his skills in protecting and monetizing university research and entrepreneurship. Early-stage companies turn to Aaron to leverage their innovations to spur further development and achieve strategic growth. Aaron supports start-ups through his work in the firm’s Venture Best® Practice Group, which advises clients on the intellectual property, corporate, securities, and tax challenges that arise in equity-backed transactions.
IP law is a natural outgrowth of Aaron’s academic and career background. With an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering, he began his career working for manufacturing and engineering companies. His experience spanned mechanical brakes, substation transformers and related equipment, and gas turbine and steam turbine power generation.