Worked at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria, Virginia where he examined patent applications relating to power plant systems. At WHIPgroup, he focuses on patent and trademark matters in a wide variety of fields. While in law school, Mr. Birks practiced in the IP Law Clinic prosecuting U.S. patents for Connecticut-based entrepreneurs.

Mr. Birks has extensive manufacturing experience and worked as a Manufacturing Engineer at a Connecticut sensor company designing and building manufacturing processes and fixtures. During his engineering tenure, Mr. Birks collaborated with product design engineers and manufacturing associates to specify new processes for manufacturing fluidics systems components and design fixtures relying on his experience in applying mechanical, pneumatic, electronic, computer, ergonomic, automation, and lean manufacturing concepts.


J.D., University of Connecticut School of Law, 2018
B.S., University of Connecticut, Mechanical Engineering, 2012

Court Admissions

State of Connecticut
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Blog Posts

Federal Circuit Decides Apple’s Invalidity Challenges Were Properly Litigated; Are Precluded, December 31, 2019
Virtual Marking Must be Product-Specific, September 11, 2019
Damages Are Not Always Limited to Infringing Products, June 19, 2019
Federal Circuit Restates Fees are not “a Penalty for Failure to Win a Patent Infringement Suit.”, February 12, 2019
Can On-Sale Bar Apply to “Secret Sales”?, October 24, 2018
Section 285 Does Not Require Pre-Filing Purchase, April 4, 2018

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