J.D., George Mason University magna cum laude
B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Vermont
2013 Managing IP Magazine 'IP Star'
District of Columbia
United States Patent and Trademark Office
Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Federal District Court for the District of Columbia
American Bar Association
American Intellectual Property Law Association
Federal Circuit Bar Association
ITC Trial Lawyers Association
The Giles S. Rich American Inn of Court
The PTO Litigation Center Editorial Board
Mr. Wright is active in all aspects of the firm’s patent practice, with a focus on contested proceedings before the United States Patent & Trademark Office. He is a recognized leader in complex reexamination practice where there is co-pending district court litigation or USITC investigations. He is familiar with the challenges faced by both patent owners and third-party requesters in these complex proceedings. In particular, he has represented patent owners in over fifty inter partes and ex parte reexaminations involving concurrent district court or USITC proceedings, including appeals to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (formerly Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences). Mr. Wright is already involved in seven inter partes review proceedings on behalf of patent owners in semiconductor fabrication and digital rights management technologies.
Prior to joining Sterne Kessler, Mr. Wright clerked for the Honorable Alvin A. Schall at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. His practice also includes complex patent litigation in district courts, and appellate litigation before the Federal Circuit and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.
Mr. Wright is also an editor of Patent Office Litigation, a two-volume set focused on the new contested proceedings under the America Invents Act published in 2012 by Thomson Reuters Westlaw. This book examines how the proceedings interact with other aspects of patent procurement and enforcement, and delivers practical analysis and advice.
Mr. Wright has extensive experience in the preparation and prosecution of patent applications before the USPTO in technologies ranging from software, hardware (analog and digital), communications, wireless devices and systems, networking, database management, computer memory devices, semiconductor manufacturing, computer graphics and electrical power systems including nuclear technology.
While at George Mason University School of Law, Mr. Wright was the Managing Editor of the George Mason Law Review. Before law school, Mr. Wright was a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy and spent seven years on active duty in the Submarine Force. His tour included three years on the nuclear powered fast attack submarine USS TAUTOG (SSN 639), and two years with COMSUBGRU 7 in Yokosuka, Japan. In addition to being a qualified Naval Nuclear Engineer, Mr. Wright also has private industry experience where he worked in semiconductor manufacturing for industry leader International Business Machines.
District Court Litigation
Taurus IP, LLC v. DaimlerChrysler Corp. et al: Patent enforcement action on behalf of Taurus IP, LLC. (Federal Circuit // Lead Counsel)
Complex Patent Reexamination (Representative List)