Conner represents technology companies in patent litigation and post-grant proceedings. His practice spans a broad range of technologies, including hardware and software. Some of the technologies he has focused on include IoT systems, VR/AR, signal processing, machine learning and databases.

Before joining Fenwick, Conner was an associate in the intellectual property group of an Am Law 100 firm where he worked on high-tech patent matters. While working for his prior firm, he drafted and prosecuted patent applications, assisted with inter partes review proceedings (IPRs) and district court litigation, and spent some of his free time serving as the editor of the firm’s Intellectual Property Law Blog.

While in law school, Conner served as an editor on the Journal of Technology, Law & Policy. While in graduate school, he presented on topics including microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), piezoelectronics, metamaterials, and physical unclonable functions (PUFs).

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  • Recent Publications
    • "USPTO Permitting Trademark Applicants to Extend Certain Deadlines Due to COVID-19," Intellectual Property Law Blog, April 2020
    • "Machine Learning Patentability in 2019: 5 Cases Analyzed and Lessons Learned Parts 1 – 5," Intellectual Property Law Blog, February – March 2020

Education & Admissions

J.D., cum laude, University of Florida Levin College of Law
Certificate in Intellectual Property

M.S., Electrical Engineering
University of Florida
Certificate in Microsystem Technology
3.75 GPA

B.S., cum laude, Civil Engineering
Florida State University

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