J.D., University of New Hampshire School of Law
B.S., Biomedical Engineering, University of Utah
United States Patent and Trademark Office
District of Columbia
Mr. Barton is an associate in the Mechanical Group. His practice focuses on utility and design patent prosecution in the U.S. and in foreign jurisdictions and patent office litigation. Mr. Barton’s technical background includes a variety of mechanical arts including stents, prosthetic valves, CPAP, dentistry, physiological sensor systems, vaccine delivery systems, automotive, image forming apparatuses, footwear, packaging, electronic devices, semiconductors, beverage dispensing systems, and other consumer products.
Prior to joining Sterne Kessler, Mr. Barton was an associate at an intellectual property boutique in Alexandria, VA., where he focused on the preparation and prosecution of patents in the U.S. and abroad.
Mr. Barton received his J.D., with honors, from University of New Hampshire School of Law, where he was a senior editor for IDEA: The Intellectual Property Law Review. While in law school, Mr. Barton was able to obtain experience in various areas associated with patent law. For example, Mr. Barton was an intern in PCT Legal at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and worked as a judicial clerk extern for Chief Judge Randall R. Rader in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Prior to law school, Mr. Barton worked in medical diagnostics where he gained experience with mass spectroscopy, cell culturing, enzymatic reaction, electrophoresis, and ion exchange chromatography. While in his undergraduate studies, Mr. Barton gained experience with implantable microelectrode arrays, Rutherford backscattering spectrometry, energy dispersive x-ray emission, atomic force microscopy, and high-resolution transmission electron microscopy.
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