Bryan Latham has more than 15 years of preparation and prosecution experience, and he has prepared and prosecuted hundreds of patent applications in a broad array of technology areas, with particular concentration on physics related technologies, and computer and software technologies. Mr. Latham has developed extensive experience in a wide array of patent law areas, including patent preparation and prosecution (both U.S. and foreign); patent reissue and reexamination proceedings; validity, non-infringement and infringement opinions; and patent portfolio development and management.
Mr. Latham has represented a wide range of clients in electrical, computer, and software industries, including aircraft manufacturers, semiconductor manufacturers, hydrocarbon exploration companies, operating system vendors, internet commerce companies, networking vendors, mobile device companies, and computer and network security systems companies. For example, in the computer and software industries, Mr. Latham has recently prepared and prosecuted applications related to file sharing, operating systems, graphical user interfaces, online technical support, biometric security systems, secure transactions, social networking, vulnerability detection, cloud computing, internet routing, and online application distribution.
Prior to joining Jones Robb, Mr. Latham practiced as an attorney a patent law boutique firm in the Norther Virginia area. He also was a technical specialist and student associate with the law firm of Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP, of Washington, DC and a patent agent with Xybernaut Corporation. He is a former patent examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, where he examined patent applications in the cryptography and computer security art unit. Prior to his legal career, Mr. Latham worked as a lab assistant conducting research in the field of photoconductors and semiconductors. As part of this work, he designed and implemented computer programs to control instrumentation and collect data for experiments involving thin-film photoconductors.