Anthony M. Pettes is an associate in Sterne Kessler’s Electronics Practice Group. He provides patent prosecution services for technology companies and guides those companies to develop and execute strategic intellectual property acquisition and enforcement programs.
Tony is a registered patent attorney with broad intellectual property experience, including patent prosecution before U.S. and international patent offices; patent, copyright, and contract litigation before U.S. district courts, the PTAB, ITC, and German courts; appeals to the Federal Circuit; and strategic counseling, due diligence, and opinions.
Tony has prosecuted numerous federal crimes before judges, juries, and administrative boards while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, where he also served as an infantry and psychological operations officer during Operation Iraqi Freedom. As an engineer for a worldwide leading supplier of nuclear technology, Tony managed the design and fabrication oversight of the reactor vessel and steam generator products for new nuclear power plants, participated directly in the negotiation of nuclear regulatory matters, and provided technology transfer training to nuclear power companies.
Tony earned graduate degrees in electrical and mechanical engineering from Stanford University and conducted research focused on thermal management in microelectronic devices, photonic metrology, nanotechnology, and microelectromechanical systems (MEMS). Tony earned undergraduate degrees in mechanical engineering and geology and a law degree, cum laude, from Duke University.