Deakin practices in all aspects of intellectual property law, with an emphasis on patent prosecution and patent litigation. Deakin is also an active member of the Post-Grant Practice Group at Klarquist, which represents both patent owners and patent challengers in inter partes reviews (IPR), covered business method (CBM) reviews, and reexamination proceedings.
Deakin represents a broad range of clients and industries, including mechanical and electromechanical devices, medical devices and related delivery systems, laboratory and diagnostic equipment, processes and manufacturing equipment, and consumer products. Before law school, he worked in Washington, D.C. as an engineer at a firm that provided engineering services involving the design of telecommunications networks and related FCC compliance requirements.
With more than 15 years of experience in intellectual property law and a deep understanding of a wide range of science and technology areas, Deakin delivers efficient and effective counseling on the issues that matter to his clients. Recognizing that not all clients are the same, his goal isn’t just to find solutions but to find the solution that best serves each client’s specific business needs.
Deakin joined Klarquist in 2008 as a lateral associate and became partner in 2011.
Medical Devices & Diagnostics
Mobile Devices & Applications
Agriculture & Food Science
Green Technology & Renewable Energy
Carlson Caspers Vandenburgh & Lindquist
Attorney, 2004 – 2007
Litigation and IP counseling on patent matters, including medical devices and diagnostic equipment, industrial products and equipment, telecommunications equipment, and other mechanical devices and systems.
Merchant & Gould
Attorney, 2002 – 2004
Summer Associate, 2001
Litigation and IP counseling, including patent prosecution and litigation, and trademark prosecution and counseling. Prosecuted patent applications in a variety of technologies, including manufacturing equipment, medical devices, telecommunications, motor vehicles, and other mechanical devices and systems.
Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
Law Clerk/Patent Agent, 1999 – 2002
Patent prosecution in various technology areas, including imaging and photocopying equipment and other mechanical devices and systems.
Becker & Associates
Consulting Engineer, 1994 – 1999
Engineering services involving the design of telecommunications networks and related FCC compliance requirements.