Like the proverbial Monday morning quarterback of American sports talk, we have made it our mission to quickly and efficiently bring you up to speed on the latest case law relevant to patent prosecution. We monitor the Federal Circuit and the Supreme Court for any opinion we think may be of value to patent prosecutors, both precedential opinions (P) and non-precedential opinions (NP), as well as the occasional PTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board decision for good measure. Our goal is to provide patent prosecutors like ourselves with the information they need to stay current in a concise and easily digestible format—case brief style with prosecution-specific takeaways and links to the full opinions for further reading if you are so inclined.
You’re busy, we’re busy, we get it. It’s nevertheless the responsibility of all of us, both to our profession and to our clients, to stay on top of the current state of the law. In a field like ours where the legal landscape is constantly evolving, this can be difficult. So get up to speed with us, quickly and efficiently, and then get on with your business.
Steve Driskill is your inside guide at Monday Morning Prosecutor and a senior associate patent attorney at Muncy, Geissler, Olds, & Lowe, P.C. (MG-IP ®) in the Washington, D.C. area. He is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Virginia and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Steve attended the University of Virginia (UVA) for his undergraduate studies and the George Mason University School of Law (GMUSL) for his graduate studies. At UVA, he was a Rodman Scholar in engineering and received a B.S. with distinction in Electrical Engineering as well as Physics, including a minor in Mathematics. At GMUSL, he specialized in intellectual property and received a J.D. in Law with GMUSL’s highly regarded Patent Law Specialty Track.
His practice includes the preparation and prosecution of patent applications in various technical arts, including electrical circuits, semiconductors, telecommunications, energy storage devices, and others. He also handles various infringement, non-infringement, and validity opinions, as well as other associated intellectual property matters.
Prior to entering the patent field, Steve worked as a Systems Engineer for Lockheed Martin in Remote Sensing and Systems Integration. He has also performed extensive research in plasmas for Princeton University and General Atomics, in nanoelectronics for the University of Virginia and the University of Houston, and in electromagnetics (including railguns) for the Army Research Lab.