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Gary Montle

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Gary Montle has been with Patterson Intellectual Property Law since 2008 and focuses his practice on the procurement and enforcement of intellectual property rights. He advises clients throughout each stage of the process for patent, trademark and copyright issues, including strategic portfolio development, scope of protection, licensing and enforcement.

Prior to joining Patterson Intellectual Property Law, Mr. Montle worked in the manufacturing industry as a field service engineer at Beta Lasermike Inc., out of offices in Atlanta, Georgia and Miami, Florida.

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Education

  • J.D., Vanderbilt University Law School, May 2008
    • Served as an intern with the World Intellectual Property Organization in Switzerland, Summer 2007
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering (specialty in Instrumentation and Controls), University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, 1996

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee
  • Registered Patent Attorney (USPTO)

Professional Memberships

  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Tennessee Intellectual Property Law Association, Board Member (2015-present)
    • Vice President (2017-present)
  • Nashville Bar Association
    • Board Member for the Young Lawyers Division, 2009–12

Publications

  • Co-authored an article entitled “Our Patent System and Healthcare Information Technology: Valuable Incentive or Impediment to Innovation”, as published in Volume 2 of the 2015 Belmont Law Review
  • Authored an article entitled “There’s an App For That—But Does Your Client Own It? Legal Advice for Protecting Mobile Software Apps.” Published in the Nashville Bar Journal, February 2011, Vol. 11, No. 1

Presentations

  • Presented at the Rocky Mountain Intellectual Property & Technology Law Institute in Westminster, CO, on “Where in the World is My Trademark? Lessons from Rocky Top”; May 2017
  • Presented at a Seminar on WIPO Services and Initiatives hosted by Vanderbilt Law School, AIPLA, the USPTO and WIPO, regarding “Global Intellectual Property Systems: Protecting Your Inventions Internationally using the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT),” April 2016
  • Co-presented at the Belmont Law Review Symposium on “Our Patent System and Healthcare Information Technology: Valuable Incentive or Impediment to Innovation”, October 2014
  • Presented at the Mid-South intellectual Property Institute in Oxford, MS, on “Patent Law 2013 – A Year in Review”, February 2014
  • Tennessee Intellectual Property Law Association:
    • “Alice and Abstractness- an Update,” Spring 2017
    • “An Update on Patentable Subject Matter,” Spring 2016
    • “Patent Litigation vs. IPR: A Panel Discussion,” Fall 2015
    • “Virtual Marking,” Spring 2015
    • “Ethics in Initiating Intellectual Property Litigation,” Fall 2013
    • “Patentable Subject Matter and Business Methods,” Spring 2012
    • “Patent Claim Construction,” Spring 2011
  • Tennessee Bar Association:
    • “Section 101 Eligibility for Biotech and Software Products,” Spring 2015
    • “Section 101 Eligibility for Biotech and Software Products,” Spring 2014
    • “Section 101 Eligibility for Biotech and Software Products,” Spring 2013
    • “Patent Reform under the America Invents Act,” October 2011
    • “Responding to Cease and Desist Letters,” September 2011
    • “Venue Selection Issues in Patent Law,” February  2011
  • Nashville Bar Association:
    • “A Shot of CLE: Alcohol and the Law,” December 2016
    • “Brewery Wars: Strategies for Protecting Alcohol-Related Brands,” March 2016