Leveraging his experience as outside intellectual property counsel to some of the largest companies in the world, Mr. Kontos helps in-house IP teams, business leaders, entrepreneurs, and startup founders strategically protect intellectual property that furthers business goals.
Mr. Kontos has written and prosecuted over 500 patent and trademark applications in his career, most of which related to electronic or software-based technology. Significant projects include:
Patenting the autonomous vehicle platform of a large automotive company
Securing patents related to fiber optic networks, satellite communication networks, media content delivery systems, and consumer products for major telecommunications companies
Patenting medical sensors and surgical robots for medical device companies
Mr. Kontos is a thought leader in various patent-related topics including subject matter eligibility issues under 35 U.S.C. § 101 and enablement issues under 35 U.S.C. § 112, particularly as they relate to electronics and software-based concepts. He actively participates in various national professional organizations and presently serves as the membership chair of the Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association (MIPLA).