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Gary Montle

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Inventors and manufacturers turn to Gary Montle to protect their intellectual property because they know he understands their products and how to protect them. As a patent lawyer and former Field Service Engineer, Gary has more than twenty years of hands-on experience working with the technology he defends. Gary earned his Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, with a focus on Instrumentation and Controls. While in Vanderbilt Law he expanded his knowledge of intellectual property law by interning with the World Intellectual Property Organization in Geneva, Switzerland.  He now specializes in preparing and prosecuting patents for a variety of electrical, controls, and software applications for Patterson Intellectual Property Law.

 

Representative Patents

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 (2015-2019)
    • Vice President (2017-2018)
    • President (2018-2019)
  • 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 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
  • Rocky Mountain Intellectual Property & Technology Law Institute (Westminster, CO):
    • “Where in the World is My Trademark? Lessons from Rocky Top”; May 2017
    • “”Hello, My Name is Trademark—Surnames and Trademarks”; May 2019
  • Tennessee Intellectual Property Law Association:
    • “Managing the Foreign Patent Portfolio” (panel discussion), Spring 2019
    • “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