Dennis has over 20 years of law firm and in-house experience with U.S. and foreign patent preparation and prosecution in various electrical, software, mechanical, and optical technologies, as well as reissue and reexamination cases. Some of the representative technologies where he has filed and prosecuted patent applications include: telecommunications, Internet technologies, analog and digital circuits including microelectronics, semiconductor/materials structures and processes, memories and data storage, cellular and other wireless systems, audio/video streaming and encoding, optical circuits/devices/systems, processors and computer architectures, barcodes and RFID, power systems, electromagnetics, MEMs, interactive television, network security, and e-commerce and business methods.
Dennis has also performed invalidity and non-infringement opinion work, freedom to operate studies, claim charting, supervision and training of attorneys, client counseling on IP strategies, and establishing patent forms and best practice procedures for law firms and in-house IP departments. Dennis has further served as a primary attorney contact for major clients and as an IP loss prevention (risk management) counsel, in addition to managing large patent dockets.
Dennis is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (summa cum laude) from Seattle University in 1991 and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Washington in 1996, where he was a member of the Law Review.