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Denver S. Bisignano
Denver Bisignano represents Fortune 500 companies in U.S. and international intellectual property matters. His practice focuses on intellectual property law including patents, trademarks, copyrights, infringement studies and opinions, licensing, and related matters.
His prosecution experience includes patent drafting, responding to office actions, and conducting interviews with patent examiners of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to enhance opportunities for allowance of the claims. He has experience with a variety of technologies, including computer systems, methods, and process software, oil and gas technologies, aircraft design, internet security, medical devices, pipeline management, RFID, and credit card technologies. As well, he has prepared applications involving risk assessment and workflow processes. With strong credentials in aircraft technology, Mr. Bisignano has taught helicopter systems, including engines, electrics and hydraulics, and was an instructor pilot in the MH-60G Pavehawk.
While attending law school, Mr. Bisignano was a summer law clerk for the Honorable Melinda Harmon in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.
Represented an international oil and gas company in waste heat recovery technology and RFID tags distributed into fractures to map a fracture pattern of a reservoir.
Represented a U.S. based communications company in telephone routing technology.
Represented a software development company in software testing technology.
Represented a medical device company in medical device technologies including prosthetic tooth and dental appliances.
Publications and Speeches
"Federal Circuit Clears Pathway Through 'Recapture Rule' Minefield," Thomson Reuters News & Insight, June 2012
"Rescission Sweeps Away Controversial Patent Rules," Executive Counsel, April/May 2010
"Fresh Look - New Director Likely to Rescind Controversial Patent Rules," NC Bar Association Newsletter, Martindale.com, August 2009
J.D., University of Houston Law Center, 2002
M.B.A., University of Phoenix, 1994
B.S., Electrical Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology, 1985
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
U.S. District Court for the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas
State Bar of Texas
Houston Bar Association
Houston Intellectual Property Bar Association
American Intellectual Property Law Association
Licensing Executives Society
Texas Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2007
Houston Law Review
Clerk, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas