BRETT A. NORTH, PATENT ATTORNEY

EDUCATION

Graduate
SOUTH TEXAS COLLEGE OF LAW , affiliated with, TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY

Houston, Texas

Juris Doctorate, summa cum laude, 1993

Undergraduate
LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, summa cum laude, 1988 (1st in College of Engineering)

CERTIFICATIONS

Registered Patent Attorney, 1998
Registration Number 42,040

Registered Professional Engineer, 1993
Texas Registration Number 75917

EXPERIENCE

Garvey, Smith, Nehrbass & North, LLC, Patent Attorneys , Metairie, Louisiana
Partner, 2001-present Associate, 1999 to 2001
Patent Attorney, including all phases of prosecution, trial and appellate practice for patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

Montgomery, Barnett, Brown, Read, Hammond & Mintz , New Orleans, Louisiana
Associate, 1993 to 1999
Trial lawyer, including all phases of trial and appellate practice focused on intellectual property, products liability, commercial litigation, and environmental law. Intellectual property practice included infringement litigation for patents, trademarks, and copyrights. Experienced in complex motion practice, depositions, and bench and jury trials.

Exxon Company , U.S.A.
Project Engineer, 1988 to 1993
Design engineer for retail facilities storing refined petroleum products and for gasoline dispensing systems. Responsible for overseeing environmental repercussions of remediating discharges from retail storage facilities in Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, and Texas.

ADMISSIONS
Admitted to practice before:

United States Patent & Trademark Office ;

United States Supreme Court ;

United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ;

United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ;

United States District Courts for the Eastern , Middle , and Western Districts of Louisiana;

Supreme Court of Louisiana ; and

Supreme Court of Texas .

MEMBERSHIPS

Federal Bar Association ;

American Bar Association ;

Member of Intellectual Property Section of ABA ;

State Bar of Texas ;

Louisiana Bar Association ;

New Orleans Bar Association ;

Defense Research Institute ;

National Society of Professional Engineers ; and

American Society of Mechanical Engineers .

POSITIONS

Chairman of the New Orleans Chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers .

INTERESTS

Enjoy softball, scuba diving and water sports.

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