Aaron F. Bourgeois is a registered patent attorney with over 12 years of experience. Mr. Bourgeois focuses his practice on patent procurement and counseling clients of all sizes on a broad range of intellectual property matters. He has aided clients in obtaining intellectual property protection in the areas of computer software and hardware, telecommunications, mechanical and electrical systems, and toys and games. Mr. Bourgeois also conducts patent infringement and patent validity studies, and prepares and reviews agreements and contracts related to intellectual property.
Mr. Bourgeois received his J.D. in 2007 from Georgia State University and a Bachelor of Computer Engineering with High Honor in 1999 from Georgia Tech.
Prior to practicing patent law, Mr. Bourgeois spent over a decade in industry, including working several years at a major telecommunications company, gaining extensive experience in telecommunications, network engineering, system administration, and software development as a senior member of a team responsible for the highest level of operational engineering in the company. Mr. Bourgeois also has several years of experience working as a software developer for a start-up company, where he also served in other roles, including network administration, customer sales and support, billing and accounting, and office management. This industry experience has given Mr. Bourgeois a perspective that allows him to understand the requirements of businesses and clients of all sizes, from large established companies to small start-ups and individual inventors.
After law school, Mr. Bourgeois trained as an associate at one of the nation’s leading intellectual property boutique law firms, Woodcock Washburn. During Mr. Bourgeois’ tenure with Woodcock Washburn, the firm merged with one of the nation’s largest law firms, BakerHostetler. Later in his career, Mr. Bourgeois was a partner at another leading law firm focusing on intellectual property, Condo Roccia Koptiw LLP. Mr. Bourgeois’ experience in the practice of intellectual property law and in industry has provided him with extensive knowledge of intellectual property issues, current technology, and the expertise to assist clients of any size operating in a wide variety of industries with identifying and protecting their most valuable assets.
Mr. Bourgeois is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and is admitted to practice law in Georgia.