Pedro F. Suarez, a Member of the Intellectual Property Section of Mintz, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., has been selected to serve on the Intellectual Property Owners Association’s (IPO) Software and Business Methods Committee for the 2014-2015 term. This is Mr. Suarez’s second term on the committee.
IPO, established in 1972, is a trade association for owners of patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. IPO is the only association in the U.S. that serves all intellectual property owners in all industries and all fields of technology. The Software and Business Methods Committee advises the President, the Executive Director and the Board of Directors of IPO regarding issues relating to the USPTO practices and substantive law for software, business method and other computer-implemented inventions.
Mr. Suarez’s practice focuses on all aspects of patent law, including the preparation and prosecution of patent applications, the rendering of opinions on infringement and validity, patent monetization, licensing, IP due diligence investigations in M&A transactions, litigation, and client counseling, with an emphasis on software, wireless communications, semiconductors, image processing, medical devices, wireless medical devices, and consumer products. He has extensive experience in handling patent matters for emerging and global high-technology companies, and draws on his litigation experience to prepare and prosecute patents with an eye towards enforcement.