Focus: Patent Prosecution | Intellectual Property | Due Diligence | Patent Portfolio Assessment | Strategic Counseling
Mr. Stone is a patent attorney with Hickman Becker Bingham Ledesma whose practice is focused on patent prosecution for complex computer-related inventions, with a particular emphasis on United States and overseas patent application preparation and prosecution for computer software inventions.
Mr. Stone has prepared and prosecuted patent applications at all stages, from invention harvesting to post-grant defense. He has conducted “blue sky” invention harvesting sessions with inventors to identify patentable inventions, led inventor disclosure meetings, prepared patent applications, responded to substantive office actions, drafted claims targeting client competitors, and argued in support of patentability of patent claims both on appeal and in post-grant proceedings before the Patent Trial & Appeal Board.
Before entering law school, Mr. Stone worked as a software engineer with various startup high-technology companies in the Silicon Valley including Loudcloud/Opsware, one of the first to offer software-as-a-service computing with infrastructure as a service model.
When time permits, Mr. Stone enjoys swimming and spending time with his wife and two daughters.