T.J. DoVale leads the Intellectual Property practice group at FisherBroyles and concentrates his practice exclusively in the field of Intellectual Property. His practice includes prosecuting patents in the mechanical and medtech arts, advising clients on Technology Transfer, as well as drafting and negotiating license agreements pertaining to Intellectual Property.
His practice also comprises conducting patentability studies, infringement and invalidity analyses, and rendering opinions for the same. He also has a robust trademark prosecution practice. Mr. DoVale is very adept at learning a client’s business and tailoring their IP portfolio to maximize its impact.
Mr. DoVale works with large corporate clients, mid-sized companies, and small start-ups, as well as many Universities. His unique background puts him in a position to not only understand the clients’ business and related technologies, but also provide real world advice from experience.
Prior to pursuing a career in law, Mr. DoVale used his mechanical engineering background in a variety of capacities. As a distribution engineer with the Florida Power Corporation, he designed feeder systems and residential electric utilities before joining Lake Engineering Inc. as a project engineer, where he was responsible for engineering environmental controls. Mr. DoVale is an inventor with four patents to his name. He is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
- Georgia State University College of Law, J.D., 2002
- University of South Florida, B.S. Mechanical Engineering, 1990
- U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
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