Denis Maloney’s 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.

Denis 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. Denis 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. Denis assists clients in sale/purchase of patent portfolios.

Denis’ practice includes general IP management, supervision of domestic and foreign patent application programs, complex prosecution, reexamination, appeal, licensing, and opinion work. His 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, industrial control systems, semiconductor fabrication equipment, manufacturing, and general mechanical and medical device technology.

Denis’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.


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.