Jordan Intellectual Property Law, LLC

Intellectual
Property Firm

Todd A. Vaughn

Washington, DC
Phone: 202.683.9317
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Mr. Vaughn, a Principal with the firm, has broad experience in patent matters, with an emphasis on patent strategy, procurement, enforcement, licensing, and  opinions. 

Todd counsels clients in worldwide acquisition, prosecution, and policing of patents in the mechanical and electrical and electro-mechanical arts. His prosecution expertise includes all areas of automotive systems, household appliances, power conversion, consumer goods, industrial tools, industrial machinery and equipment, cutting tools, mechanical presses, cutlery, medical devices, printers, sporting goods, food processing, nano technology, green/clean technology, and semiconductor devices.

He also has extensive experience providing guidance and counseling on various aspects of brand management, with an emphasis on trademark strategy, preparation, prosecution, maintenance, licensing, and enforcement relating to trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings before the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB).

Todd was formerly a patent examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, where he evaluated patent applications for patentability in the mechanical arts, including industrial tools and hand tools. He was formerly an adjunct professor at the George Washington University (GWU), teaching the fundamentals of litigation in the College of Professional Studies. 

Education

  • Juris Doctor, Texas Southern University, 1997
  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University, 1993 

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office

Professional Activities

  • Assc’n Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle (AIPPI)
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
  • International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • District of Columbia Bar (Intellectual Property Law Section)

Published Works/Speaking Engagements

  • Presented "Claims Drafting for Beginners, 16th Annual Independent Inventors Conference, U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, Alexandria, VA (August 2014).
  • Panelist, "Impact of AIA, CPC, AFCP, QPIDS, Examiner Interviews, USPTO Satellite Offices," Supervisory Patent Examiners and Classifiers Organization, U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, Alexandria, VA (May 2014).
  • Presented "Patent Law Primer," Dominion Bar Association CLE, Richmond, VA (2011).
  • "Navigating Startups Through China's IP Landscape,” pp. 17-18, Modern DC Business (Spring 2010).
  • "The China Affair: Protecting Your IP Assets from Knockoffs,” pp. 36-37, Supplier Global Resource (Jul/Aug 2007).
  • Protecting Your Intellectual Property,” pp. 24-26, Supplier Global Resource(Nov/Dec 2005).
  • Patent Protection 101,” pp. 61, Supplier Global Resource (July/Aug 2005). 

Affiliations 

  • Greater Reston Art Center (GRACE)
  • Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. 

Personal

Mr. Vaughn is father to one daughter, Hailey Anne. He is an avid cyclist and wine enthusiast. A former personal trainer and high school track and field/athletics All-American, he enjoys various sports, such as American football, soccer/football, and track and field/athletics.

1701 Pennsylvania Avenue, Suite 300, Washington, D.C. 20006 | Phone: 202.683.9317