As technology continues to evolve at an ever-increasing pace, the technology also becomes more complex. The clients behind these innovative technologies require not only legal expertise but the ability to understand the intricacies of these technologies, and how these technologies may be applied to their business models and products. Clients rely on Tony’s technical acumen and legal expertise to help them protect their valuable intellectual properties.

With his deep technical background, Tony is able to quickly discern novel aspects of various technology areas – ranging from simple mechanical devices to complex areas such as wireless technologies, multimedia, processor architecture, and storage systems – and determine patent strategies best suited to his clients’ needs.

Before becoming a patent lawyer, Tony worked as an engineer for Qualcomm and Cisco Systems. Tony also has a master’s degree in computer science from one of the top engineering schools in the country. Tony’s industry experience coupled with his extensive patent prosecution experience enable him to skillfully assess complex technologies and capture novel technical nuances throughout the patent procurement process.

Honors and Awards

Recognized in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America (BL Rankings) in the field of Intellectual Property Law, 2021 - Present


Panelist, University of San Diego 6th Annual Property Law Careers Event, March 2013


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  • Prepared and filed multiple US and international patent applications for leading storage device company.
  • Cultivated and managed patent portfolios for multiple product lines for leading wireless device company.
  • Lead patent mining efforts to teach engineers about importance of patents and to identify patentable ideas for leading network device company.