US Patent Agent
Dave Henty is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and is also admitted to the California State Bar. He has a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in theoretical physics. His law degree is from the University of British Columbia.
He is a former committee member of a National Research Council Senate Committee providing expert advice on foreign intellectual property issues and policies and their impact on US companies.
Mr. Henty has extensive experience in the area of intellectual property law with an emphasis on patent matters and obtaining patents for clients in complex technology areas. His patent prosecution experience before the USPTO includes preparation of patent applications, amendments, and appeals, and preparation of all related Patent Office papers. His experience also includes counseling clients in various related aspects of intellectual property law, including licensing and IP due diligence issues and validity and infringement opinions. Dave’s litigation experience includes patent, trade secret, copyright and International Trade Commission litigation. In particular, in one notable case, while a partner at the Los Angeles office of a major international law firm he was part of a litigation team that successfully achieved a $100 million result for the firm's client after the validity and infringement of the patent at issue was sustained after two appeals to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Mr. Henty’s technical areas of expertise include computer hardware and software, short and long range wireless communications systems, including end to end wireless infrastructure components such as antennas, amplifiers, filters, linearization systems and other components, fiber optic communications systems and networks, optical systems, lasers, imaging systems, analog and digital electronics, integrated circuit design and processing, materials science, display technologies, medical devices and data storage technologies.
Mr. Henty’s publications include: “What U.S. Companies Can Learn from Japanese Patent Strategies” R & D Strategist.