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About Denis

Denis Maloney is a principal in the Boston office of Fish & Richardson P.C. His practice concentrates on high technology intellectual property with special emphasis on computer technology, networks, and software. It also includes appeals, including Federal Circuit appeals, opinions, licensing, and transactions.  Mr. Maloney provides counseling to startups and as well as established companies to assist in asset identification and strategic prosecution and counsels clients on the impacts of the America Invents Act of 2011. Mr. Maloney specializes in providing IP guidance to entities seeking to upgrade existing in-house patent programs along with practical advice on avoiding pitfalls in such programs.  Mr. Maloney assists clients in sale/purchase of patent portfolios.

Mr. Maloney’s prior legal experience included five years as patent law group manager for Digital Equipment Corporation and eleven years at Raytheon Company as supervisory patent attorney. His prior technical experience included seven years as a senior digital systems design engineer at Norden Systems.

Practice includes general IP management, supervision of domestic and foreign patent application programs, complex prosecution, reexamination, appeal, licensing, and opinion work. Areas of technical expertise include computer architecture, networks, circuits, microwave, radar systems, semiconductors, sonar, computer software, signal processing, database management systems, operating systems, translation software, communications protocols, optical networking. Additional areas of expertise include financial systems and software, security trading and methods of doing business. Other areas include industrial control systems, semiconductor fabrication equipment, manufacturing, and general mechanical and medical device technology. Broad experience in strategic acquisition, enforcement, and management of intellectual property assets.

Selected Appellate Case

Co-counsel for appellant Digital Equipment Corp. in an appeal to the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals from the USPTO. Resulted in precedent setting patenting of a data structure on a computer readable medium. In re Lowry, 32 F.3d 1579; 1994; 32 U.S.P.Q.2d 1031, (Fed. Cir. 1994) Rehearing Denied and In Banc Suggestion Declined December 19, 1994, Reported at: 1994 U.S. App. LEXIS 36805.

Focus Areas
Education

J.D., New York Law School (1979)


B.E. cum laude, Eta Kappa Nu, Electrical Engineering, Manhattan College (1974)

Admissions
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 1979
  • New York 1981
  • Massachusetts 1982
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
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