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Biography

Aaron Johnson advises both domestic and international clients on patent procurement, patent portfolio analysis, due diligence investigations, and contentious proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). He has managed intellectual property matters for clients ranging from start-ups to multinational corporations, leveraging years of experience as a patent examiner and an information technology consultant.

Aaron has prepared and prosecuted patent applications in a wide variety of technologies, including fluid dynamics, computer-aided anatomical modeling, cloud technologies, cache memory management, load balancing, software-defined networking overlays, analytics techniques, mesh networks, in-line service chains, electrical control systems, semiconductors, Wi-Fi/wireless techniques, multiple-input and multiple-output (MIMO) communications, big data solutions, distributed storage and processing, geofencing, and global positioning system (GPS) techniques. He is proficient in, and has developed software applications using numerous programming languages including C, C++, Java, HTML, CSS, PHP, JavaScript, Visual Basic, Perl, XML, and others.

Prior to joining Bookoff McAndrews, Aaron practiced law at two leading intellectual property boutique law firms. Aaron also worked as a patent examiner at the USPTO, where he reviewed patent applications concerning data encryption, compression algorithms, telecommunications, document processing techniques, Internet-related technologies and graphical user interfaces.

Highlights

  • Drafted petitions for inter partes reviews that have successfully protected clients from non-practicing entities.
  • Obtained key patents for clients in numerous countries, including the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Japan, South Korea, China, Australia, and Canada.
  • Successfully obstructed the development of competitor patent portfolios by filing third party submissions and copied-claim continuations.
  • As an information technology consultant, provided key technical assistance in the construction of a satellite broadcasting center.
  • Founder of Engineers Without Borders at the University of Virginia, an organization that has placed dozens of engineering students on sustainable development projects abroad.

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Education

  • University of Maryland School of Law, J.D. cum laude, 2009
  • University of Virginia, B.S., Computer Science, 2004

Publications

Organizations

  • American Bar Association (ABA), Member
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), Member
  • District of Columbia Bar Association, Member
  • Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO), Software Related Inventions Committee
  • Virginia Bar Association, Member

Speaking Engagements