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Anthony M. Pettes

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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.

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Education

J.D.
Duke University School of Law
cum laude
M.S.
Electrical Engineering
Stanford University
M.S.
Mechanical Engineering
Stanford University
B.S.E.
Mechanical Engineering
Duke University
B.A.
Geology
Duke University

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District of Columbia
District of Columbia Court of Appeals
North Carolina
Supreme Court of North Carolina
Supreme Court of the United States
Supreme Court of Virginia
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. Court of Federal Claims
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia
United States Patent & Trademark Office
Virginia