Wesley focuses his practice on patent preparation and prosecution, IP counseling and licensing. He advises public companies, venture-financed companies, and startups in a wide variety of intellectual property matters.
He regularly conducts patent and patent portfolio evaluations to help clients assess and develop licensing, enforcement and defensive positions. He drafts patentability, validity and infringement opinions, and helps manage domestic and international patent portfolios. He has significant experience with open source software licensing, and has helped to develop usage policies and enforce internal compliance. He also counsels clients in trademark, trade secret, copyright and information privacy matters.
Wesley has had extensive experience with a wide variety of technologies in the electrical and software arts. He has represented clients in patent and trade secret matters involving virtual and augmented reality, artificial intelligence and machine learning, cloud computing, digital image processing, search technology, data and memory management, cellular and radio communications, GPS and radiolocation systems, RFID, financial trading and asset management, consumer electronics, medical devices and mechanical systems.
Before entering law school, Wesley was a communications systems engineer at Boeing’s Satellite Development Center. He worked to design, build and test spacecraft, analyzing component, subsystem and overall system performance in the anticipated space environment.
Co-Author, The Latest Legal Trends in Data Scraping and Ownership, Law360, August 17, 2020 (with Bart Eppenauer).
Co-Author, Patent Office Announces New Post-Prosecution Pilot Program For Responding to Final Rejections, Stroock Special Bulletin, 2016.
Co-Author, Federal Circuit Finds Software Invention Eligible for Patenting, Stroock Special Bulletin, 2016.
Co-author, Apple v. Motorola: Damage Control (The Methodology in the Madness), BNA's Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal, 2014.