Patent Preparation and Prosecution
Neil’s practice focuses on the preparation and prosecution of patent applications, principally involving computer technologies. He has almost a decade of experience in practicing patent law.
Neil has extensive experience protecting intellectual property relating to software, algorithms, wireless technologies, and computer architecture. Sample topics include security, document storage, licensing, virtual worlds, networking protocols, scheduling, memory access, load balancing, computer clusters, wireless data compression, hashing algorithms, video compression, and financial derivatives.
Prior to joining Larson Newman, Neil practiced at two other Austin patent law firms. While most of the clients were very large corporations, several were individuals. Before practicing patent law, Neil served as CEO of a software company. He used artificial intelligence techniques to write software to play and teach the game of bridge.
State Bar of Texas
United States Patent and Trademark Office
Harvard Law School, J.D., Cum Laude
Princeton University, M.A., Mathematics
Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, B.S., Mathematics Presidential Scholar