Reed & Scardino LLP has announced the arrival of Kirk Dorius as Of Counsel at the downtown Austin law firm.
Dorius’ practice focuses on patent prosecution, licensing, and patent litigation. His intellectual property practice has included client counseling, written opinions, trademarks, and intellectual property portfolio development and commercialization for a range of manufacturing, medical, oil and gas, automotive, mechanical, and electro-mechanical technologies.
Prior to joining Reed & Scardino, he was an associate with Fish & Richardson P.C. and with Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. He also served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Richard Story of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.
Dorius received a J.D. with honors from the University of New Hampshire, Franklin Pierce Law Center in 2004. Prior to law school, he worked as a mechanical engineer with The Boeing Company, the byproduct of a B.S. in mechanical engineering he received from Utah State University.
“I have found great value in visiting client facilities for product demonstrations and on-site strategy sessions with development teams. Some of the most valuable patent claims have been crafted on a factory floor, in a machine shop, or with grease from a prototype under my fingernails. In one example, I flew to a prospective client’s factory and walked an automated production line with the inventors and with their previously rejected patent applications in hand. We were able to identify key process parameters overlooked in earlier patent prosecution and secure patent rights leading to enhanced royalties for subsequent licensing of the technology.
“I am also actively involved with the Pointsman Foundation in commercialization of the patented MAGIS isotopic separation technology developed by Dr. Mark Raizen at UT Austin. MAGIS technology and the foundation will provide stable isotopes for use in production of medical radioisotopes for medical diagnostics, cancer therapy and research, as well as for applications in fundamental physics research, energy production, water purification and more efficient lighting.”