Wesley Derryberry is an associate in the Washington, D.C., office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where he specializes in intellectual property protection. His practice focuses on patent litigation, patent prosecution, and contested proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Wes has represented a diverse array of clients ranging from large, publicly traded companies to small start-ups. This work has involved a wide variety of technologies, including software, networking, encryption, electronic devices, financial systems, medical devices, and the mechanical arts.
While attending law school, Wes worked with the UVA Patent Foundation, interned for the Honorable S. Bernard Goodwyn of the Virginia Supreme Court, interned in the office of FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, and worked as a summer law clerk for a prominent telecommunications company. Prior to law school, he worked as a software engineer for a private software company, developing a wide variety of integrated software systems.
He also has a broad range of experience in biological research and medical services. Before working in the software industry, Wes performed research in a neurobiology lab at Duke University, worked in numerous departments of a medical clinic, and served as an EMT for a volunteer rescue squad.
- J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 2011
- B.A., Computer Science, Duke University, 2004
- Bar of the District of Columbia
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
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