Al Deaver is a partner in the Litigation Practice Group and focuses his practice on intellectual property.
Al has extensive litigation experience in patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, and contract disputes. He has been ranked by Chambers and Partners every year since 2014, and his clients have noted that he is an “excellent lawyer who clearly understands the business needs of his clients and is able to explain complex technical issues clearly to the court.” Al has litigated cases covering a wide range of technologies and subjects, including oil field exploration, production, and completion equipment and processes, power electronics, RFID technology, internet-based systems, medical devices, commercial lighting, software, architectural copyrights, trademarks, trade dress, and trade secrets.
Al draws upon his industry experience as a mechanical engineer and his more than 25 years as a registered US patent attorney to represent patent and trademark clients. He routinely works with companies and inventors to identify patentable inventions, prepare patent and trademark applications for US and foreign protection, and instigate and defend post-issuance proceedings, including reexaminations, IPRs, and oppositions. Al represents individual inventors and small business owners, and provides IP portfolio management for large companies over a wide range of mechanical, electro-mechanical, electronic, and bio-medical technologies. He also routinely counsels clients in selecting trademarks and policing potentially infringing uses of clients' marks.
In addition, Al provides IP counseling and strategic analysis for his clients, including opinions, due diligence, licensing, market analysis, competitive designing, and invention management.
Prior to starting his career in law, Albert practiced as a consulting engineer in metallurgy and stress analysis.