Education

  • American University, Washington College of Law, J.D., cum laude
  • Bucknell University, B.S., Electrical Engineering, cum laude

Associations

  • Admitted to practice law in Washington DC, Georgia, Maryland, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Awards & Recognition

  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV® rating
  • Chambers USA, leader in the field of intellectual property law (since 2009)
  • Intellectual Asset Management, leading patent litigator in Georgia (since 2013)
  • Ranked in Guide to the World’s Leading Patent Law Practitioners (since 2015)

Bruce helps companies with complex issues in all areas relating to patents, including litigation, strategic counseling, prosecution, and licensing. He has served as lead counsel in litigation in federal district courts and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, negotiated license agreements, and worked on investigations in the International Trade Commission. Bruce regularly advises clients about infringement risks during the design process and about potential enforcement actions against competitors. Clients have successfully relied on his opinions in defending against willfulness charges during litigation. He also has led patent due-diligence investigations in the purchase and sale of businesses. Bruce’s diverse practice includes extensive activities before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). He helps companies expand their patent portfolios through prosecution of patent applications in various technologies. He has successfully handled patent reexaminations during litigation, conducted interferences, and argued patentability issues before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) and the Federal Circuit. Bruce began his career as a design engineer with Westinghouse Electric Corporation working in commercial nuclear power, power distribution and control, and defense electronics, where he was awarded U.S. and foreign patents as an inventor. He is nationally recognized by Chambers USA, Intellectual Asset Management, and other organizations as a leader in intellectual property law.