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.
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.
- 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.
- District of Columbia
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
- University of Maryland School of Law, J.D. cum laude, 2009
- University of Virginia, B.S., Computer Science, 2004
- Author. “A New Patent Eligibility Guidance,” BoMc Blog, October 22, 2019.
- Author. “Patent Strategies for Beta Testing: Leveraging Provisional Patent Applications to Preserve Patent Rights for Beta Features,” BoMc Blog, November 7, 2018.
- Author. “Patent-Eligibility of ‘Methods of Treatment,’ and Possible Movement Toward Greater Eligibility,” BoMc Blog, June 21, 2018.
- Author. “Third-Party Preissuance Submissions: A Useful Tool When Used Selectively,” BoMc Blog, November 7, 2017.
- Author. “Strategies for Addressing Overly-Broad Competitor Patent Applications,” BoMc Blog, August 12, 2015.
- Coauthor. “Should Applicants Include Definitions in Patent Apps?” Law360, May 5, 2014.
- 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
- IPO, Statutory Subject Matter Subcommittee
- Virginia Bar Association, Member