David E. Mixon

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David E. Mixon

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David Mixon is a registered patent attorney with a background in electrical and computer engineering. His primary areas of practice include patent and trademark prosecution, licensing and client counseling on intellectual property issues.

 
David Mixon is a registered patent attorney with a background in electrical and computer engineering. His primary areas of practice include patent and trademark prosecution, licensing and client counseling on intellectual property issues.

David's clients include Fortune 500 companies as well as medium size businesses and startup ventures. He has advised and assisted clients in such wide ranging industries as information technology, computer hardware, satellite communications, health sciences, micro-electronics, environmental technology, telecommunications and automotive manufacturing. He has extensive experience with preparing and prosecuting patent applications on the cutting edge of such fields as computer software, computer hardware, electronics, control systems, manufacturing processes and mechanical devices. David counsels clients on methods of protecting all of their intellectual property and he assists them in developing strategies to maximize the impact of those assets.


Experience

David has a wide variety of experience in patent prosecution, trademark prosecution, licensing and other intellectual property matters. He has represented clients in various industries, including: computer hardware; computer software; aerospace; radar; telecommunications; health sciences; environmental; petrochemical; oilfield; automotive; utilities; and manufacturing. Examples of successfully prosecuted U.S. Patents include:

  • U.S. Patent No. 6,746,189 for “APPARATUS FOR TRANSPORTING AUTOMOBILE SEATS FOR ASSEMBLY”
  • U.S. Patent No. 6,755,412 for “HIGH SPEED OVERLAPPING INSERT FEEDING ASSEMBLY”
  • U.S. Patent No. 6,963,315 for “INFLATABLE ANTENNA”
  • U.S. Patent No. 6,840,860 for “PRINTING AND DISPENSING BONUSING SYSTEM FOR GAMING DEVICES”
  • U.S. Patent No. 6,968,246 for “METHOD FOR AUTOMATED DESIGN OF ORTHOTIC AND PROSTHETIC DEVICES”
  • U.S. Patent No. 7,008,142 for “RE-ENFORCED COMPOSITE SHEET PILING SEGMENTS”
  • U.S. Patent No. 7,035,093 for “PACKAGING MECHANISM FOR A PORTABLE COMPUTER”
  • U.S. Patent No. 7,100,201 for “UNDETECTABLE FIREWALL”
  • U.S. Patent No. 7,135,653 for “MULTI-PHASE ALTERNATING CURRENT PLASMA GENERATOR”
  • U.S. Patent No. 7,235,280 for “NON-INTRUSIVE PHOTOGRAMMETRIC TARGETS”
  • U.S. Patent No. 7,370,354 for “METHOD OF REMOTELY MANAGING A FIREWALL”
  • U.S. Patent No. 7,424,377 for “POWER REDUCTION METHOD IN AN ELECTRONIC COUNTER”
  • U.S. Patent No. 7,542,295 for “REMOVABLE HARD DRIVE MODULE FOR A COMPUTER”
  • U.S. Patent No. 7,554,486 for “SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DUAL POLARIZATION RADAR WITH AUTOMATIC BUILT-IN TEST EQUIPMENT AND CALIBRATION”
  • U.S. Patent No. 7,559,012 for “METHOD FOR ERROR DETECTION AND FLOW DIRECTION DETERMINATION IN A MEASURING METER”

Publications

2/4/2014
InsideCounsel.com
5/1/2012
Law Journal Newsletters: "The Corporate Counselor"
11/3/2011
Intellectual Property News
10/3/2011
Pointe Innovation magazine

Memberships and Affiliations

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • National Association of Patent Practitioners
  • Madison/Marshall County Chapter of the American Red Cross, Board Member

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After college, David served in the U.S. Army and later worked as an engineer in private industry. Prior to joining Bradley Arant, he practiced as a patent attorney in Houston, Texas.