Sean MacDavitt is a patent attorney concentrating, for more than twelve years, in the areas of intellectual property strategy and procurement. Sean’s legal background in the field of patent law is strengthened by his industry experience as an electrical engineer at Analog Devices, Inc., where he worked on integrated circuits and semiconductor devices. Particularly, Sean worked with a team of engineers to develop and commercialize integrated circuits and semiconductor components for imaging applications.
Sean has experience in a broad range of technologies, such as software (including Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence technologies), the Internet-of-Things, data systems and networks, telecommunication systems, document management systems, printing systems, analog and digital circuits, semiconductor device fabrication, medical devices, building automation system, and financial systems (Fintech). Sean has worked with a wide range of clients including start-ups, emerging growth companies, universities, national laboratories, and Fortune 500 companies.
Sean’s IP strategy practice includes advising clients with respect to patentability, validity, infringement, and non-infringement positions with a focus on mitigating risks associated with commercialization of new products by his clients. In this regard, Sean regularly performs due diligence (related to mergers and acquisitions), patentability, landscape, and freedom-to-operate investigations. Sean also counsels clients with respect to agreements covering intellectual property rights and with respect to strategic portfolio development to ensure his client’s commercial interests are protected.
Sean’s patent procurement practice includes preparing and prosecuting domestic and foreign patent applications as well as overseeing the preparation and prosecution of domestic patent application. In this capacity, he has personally prepared hundreds patent applications and has overseen the preparation and prosecution of hundreds more patent applications. Sean has been successful in obtaining meaningful patent protection and developing patent portfolios for clients before the United States Patent and Trademark Office as well as before foreign patent offices.