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Mr. Watts has worked as a patent attorney for over 17 years at two large respected law firms, Bryan Cave and Snell and Wilmer.

Bryan Cave – Mr. Watts was a patent attorney at Bryan Cave LLP for over twelve years where he prepared and prosecuted U.S. and foreign patent applications, counseled clients in the development of patent portfolios and in the risk of infringement of others’ patents, performed and reviewed patent searches, advised clients regarding trade secrets, copyrights, and trademarks, prepared and responded to cease and desist letters, prepared, revised, and negotiated intellectual property and software licensing, assignment, and employment agreements and merger and acquisition documents, performed due diligence investigations, developed strategies for the advancement of software, e-commerce, and business method patent applications in the aftermath of the Alice decision, prepared patent appeal briefs, and provided patent litigation support.

Snell and Wilmer - Mr. Watts was a patent attorney at Snell & Wilmer LLP for over five years prior to Bryan Cave, where his practice included preparing patent applications, counseling clients in the development of patent portfolios and in the risk of infringement of others’ patents, preparing and negotiating intellectual property and software licensing agreements, representing clients in Trademark opposition proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), litigation of IP cases involving misappropriation of trade secrets and copyright and patent infringement, and review of technological evidence and documents in products liability litigation.

Engineering - Prior to becoming a patent lawyer, Mr. Watts worked with a wide variety of technology for over ten years as an engineer and advanced to Chief of the Power Generation Branch in the Phoenix Area Office of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation within the U.S. Department of the Interior. Mr. Watts advanced to supervise a team of mechanical and electrical engineers and technicians that were responsible for new construction and improvement of existing equipment and systems for the Central Arizona Project and Waddell, Roosevelt, Horseshoe, Bartlett, and Coolidge Dams, including various hydroelectric power plants, pumping plants, and water and power distribution systems, equipment, and facilities. This included planning, drafting and administering U.S. Government contracts, inspecting work, selecting, specifying, and testing a wide variety of mechanical and electrical equipment, designing water distribution systems, evaluating contract compliance, identifying technical problems, inventing and designing solutions to technical problems, negotiating contract changes and modifications, and advising non-technical decision makers.

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