Darrin has over twenty-five years of experience practicing intellectual property law. He has managed patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret prosecution matters for clients domestically and abroad in a variety of industries including automotive, computer hardware and software, electronics, telecommunications, medical devices, and lasers. He counsels clients in complex and extensive due diligence reviews for mergers and acquisitions or licensing agreements.

Darrin has worked as a law firm associate and counsel and as a solo practitioner. Prior to his legal career, Darrin was an Officer in the Air Force, negotiating and managing Department of Defense (DoD) contracts, including:

  • $500M R&D program for Rome Air Development Center, Air Force Geophysics Laboratory and Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  • $700M Joint Tactical Information Distribution Systems (JTIDS) Program Office
  • $850M Airspace Management System Program Office; and
  • $1B Missile and Space Warning System Program Office.

During his time in service, Darrin earned two Air Force Achievement Medals, the highest non-combat medal, for his timely and efficacious negotiations of high priority DoD contracts, and received various Air Force Accommodations including Office of the Quarter.

  • Prosecution and issuance of domestic and international patent applications for multinational and funded startup companies and entrepreneurs.
  • Successful assertion and defense of patent infringement allegations and patent reexaminations.
  • Establishing and protecting trade secrets.
  • Presenting intellectual property portfolios for startup funding
  • Managing and expanding client’s patent portfolios in the U.S. and abroad.
  • Harvard Law School, J.D.
  • U.S. Air Force Academy, B.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Indiana

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