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Terry S. Callaghan

Partner

ABOUT TERRY

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Rebecca Westers

Terry Callaghan’s focus is in the procurement, licensing and enforcement of patents for mechanical, optical, electrical and computer hardware and software-related inventions, as well as the registration and enforcement of trademarks. Additionally, Terry has drafted many software license agreements.

Prior to joining the firm, Terry gained invaluable experience as a patent examiner in the United States Patent and Trademark Office. As a result of this experience, he thoroughly understands the interworkings and procedures of the USPTO. More importantly, he has an inside perspective of what patent examiners look for when deciding whether an invention is patentable. As an examiner, Terry examined patent applications in the optical, electro-optical, and computer arts, including holography, interference films, scanners, complex lens systems, filters, ophthalmic lenses, microscopes, diffraction gratings, and optical beam splitters, mixers, and combiners.

Terry received his J.D. (patent track) from George Mason University School of Law in Virginia, after receiving his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan. He is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the Canadian Intellectual Property Office. Terry is also admitted to the bars of the State of Michigan and the District of Columbia.

Terry is a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the American Bar Association, the Federal Circuit Bar Association, the Michigan Patent Law Association, and the Grand Rapids Bar Association.

EDUCATION

George Mason University School of Law, J.D., 1992
University of Michigan, B.S., Electrical Engineering, 1986

PRACTICE AREAS

Procurement, licensing and enforcement of patents for mechanical, optical, electrical and computer hardware and software-related inventions, as well as the registration and enforcement of trademarks.

ADMISSIONS

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 1990
State Bar of Michigan, 1992
District of Columbia Bar, 1993
Canadian Intellectual Property Office

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES & INTERESTS

Boating, golfing, and skiing.