Patent Lawyer

Partner and Patent Attorney

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Mr. Vaughan, a partner with Park, Vaughan, Fleming & Dowler LLP since 1998, specializes in drafting and prosecuting patent applications for innovations in software, networking, wireless communications, data storage and other areas.  He also advises clients on intellectual property issues, particularly as they relate to their business strategies, and assists clients in identifying their innovations that merit protection.

•   J.D., New York University School of Law
•   M.S., Computer Science, The Johns Hopkins University
•   B.S., Computer Science, University of Pittsburgh

Technology expertise
Mr. Vaughan has several years of experience as a network administrator, system administrator, software engineer and computer security analyst.
Representative clients include LinkedIn Corporation, Sun Microsystems, Inc., Apple Inc., Intuit Inc. and Riverbed Technology.

Bar admissions and registrations
•   California State Bar
•   United States Patent and Trademark Office
•   United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
•   United States District Court for the Northern District of California

Related professional experience
Mr. Vaughan has extensive expertise in preparing and prosecuting domestic and foreign patent applications, writing patent-related opinions and providing counseling regarding third-party matters.  Mr. Vaughan retired from the United States Navy with the rank of Commander.  He was an information warfare officer and served in a variety of roles, including a tour of duty in Afghanistan.

Language proficiency (in addition to English)
•   Conversational Spanish

Personal interests and activities
•   Flying and scuba diving