Mark Terry is a former Patent Examiner and a current Software Engineer that now provides his services to local private clients as a patent attorney registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Mr. Terry earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physics and Mathematics from the American University in Washington, D.C. and conducted research as an undergraduate in the field of astronomy at the Astronomy Dept. of University of Michigan and in the field of particle physics at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center at Stanford University. Later, Mr. Terry entered the field of software development, where he worked as a professional software engineer for Trident Systems in Northern Virginia. Mr. Terry developed, and still develops to this day, software programs in a variety of fields including photolithography, military simulations, curve fitting, and more.
Mr. Terry continued his career as a Patent Examiner at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) where Mark was a member of Technology Center 2700 and examined patent applications for a wide range of technologies including database access, data storage, database management systems and data display methods. As a Patent Examiner, Mr. Terry graduated from first year Examiner training at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Patent Academy. While at the USPTO, Mr. Terry worked on multiple controversial and high profile cases, including patent applications related to Y2K solutions and Amazon patent applications.
Subsequent to his stint as a Patent Examiner, Mr. Terry worked as a patent associate for various intellectual property law firms in the D.C.-area and in South Florida where Mr. Terry represented multiple Fortune 500 companies, such as IBM, Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) Company, Silicon Graphics, Inc. and MIPS. Mr. Terry practices patent and trademark preparation and prosecution, as well as patent and trademark litigation.
Derek Fahey is a patent attorney licensed to practice by the United States Patent and Trademark Office and focuses mainly on acquiring patents, trademarks and copyrights and protecting trade secrets. Derek is an active Rotarian and holds a leadership role at the Fort Lauderdale/Cypress Creek Chapter. Derek is also an active member of the South Florida Manufacturing Association.
Derek immigrated to Florida from the Caribbean Island of Trinidad with his family in 1989. Derek graduated from Florida State University magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and as member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. Derek attended Law School at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he specialized in intellectual property, worked at the University of Florida Office of Technology Licensing and graduated on the Dean’s List.
Prior to becoming a patent attorney, Derek worked as a Senior Field Engineer in the energy sector for Schlumberger, an oilfield service company, in a variety of locations including: Hassi Massoud, Algeria; Northern Alberta, Canada; Pau, France; and Kellyville, Oklahoma. After working for Schlumberger, Derek returned to Florida and worked for Florida Power and Light (“FPL”) as an Engineering Project Manager. At FPL, Derek designed electrical distribution infrastructure for various types of construction and development projects.
Derek’s clients range from startups and solo inventors to mid-size manufacturing companies, such as Neptune Research Inc., winner of the South Florida Manufacturing Association’s Manufacturer Of The Year Award. Derek’s mission statement is to provide high quality legal services to clients with excellent friendly customer service. Derek’s passion is helping his clients grow their businesses through developing their intellectual property. Derek enjoys water sports, golf and spending time with his family.