Dawn-Marie Bey has nearly two decades of intellectual property (IP) experience and clients ranging from one-person start-ups to Fortune 200 public companies. She counsels clients on a range of IP issues including U.S. and foreign patent prosecution strategies, patent enforcement and infringement defense, IP licensing, IP due diligence and IP ownership in view of government funding (e.g., Bayh-Dole Act, FAR, DFAR). She has particular expertise with proceedings conducted before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, including ex parte and inter partes patent reviews.
Dawn-Marie began her technical career conducting experiments in the field of plasma physics at the Naval Research Laboratory. She spent four years as a patent examiner with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office examining patent applications in the electrical and optical arts and is registered to practice before the USPTO. Prior to founding Bey & Cotropia PLLC, Dawn-Marie was with large international law firms for 14 years, most recently as a partner with an Am Law 50 firm. Ms. Bey is a frequent author, most recently co-authoring the USA chapter in The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Patents 2013. She currently serves as co-chair of the Federal Circuit Bar Association’s Diversity Committee. She was selected as a Super Lawyer in the area of intellectual property law in 2014.
Dawn-Marie attended George Mason University School of Law, where she graduated with a recognized concentration in intellectual property law, completing individual courses in all areas of intellectual property including patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets and specialized courses in patent licensing, patent damages, patent prosecution, patent litigation, interferences, unfair trade practices and international protection of intellectual property.
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