Sean Weinman is a senior associate in the law firm's Intellectual Property practice and is located in the Northern Virginia office. His practice focuses on patent prosecution, counseling, and litigation in the electrical arts.
Mr. Weinman has extensive experience in patent prosecution and client counseling in a variety of fields including computer software, social networks, video games, virtual worlds, mapping and navigational services, information sharing, object recognition, security and maintenance, business methods, e-commerce, semiconductor devices, medical devices, telecommunication system, among others. He has experience in all phases of patent prosecution including preparing and prosecuting patent applications, Appeals before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences, and post-grant proceedings. Mr. Weinman’s counseling experience includes development and implementation of patent filing strategies, assessment of issues relating to patent infringement and validity, and the avoidance of third-party patent rights.
Mr. Weinman’s litigation experience includes coordinating and managing fact and expert discoveries; development of non-infringement, invalidity, and unenforceability defenses; Markman (claim construction) briefing; and pleading and motion practice.
Prior to joining Pillsbury, Mr. Weinman was an associate at a reputable intellectual property law firm. Mr. Weinman began his patent career as a patent examiner at the United States Patent and Trademark Office in the Computer Architecture and Software Group. Before working at the United States Patent and Trademark Office, he worked as an electrical maintenance and control technology engineer at steel manufacturing company.
Mr. Weinman is admitted to practice in Ohio and registered to practice before the USPTO; he is not admitted to practice in Virginia or the District of Columbia.
- “How Functional Language Can Require More than Mere Capability in the Prior Art”, Pillsbury University, June 2014, Virginia.