Intellectual Property Procurement Patent, Trademark and Copyright Enforcement and Defense Internet and e-Commerce Law
Quinnipiac University School of Law - JD
University of Connecticut – B.S. Electrical Engineering (Electromagnetics / Physical Electronics)
Mr. McHugh is a registered patent attorney and concentrates his practice in all areas of Intellectual Property Law. His intellectual property practice includes patent, trademark and copyright prosecution, enforcement, defense and licensing, as well as infringement, due diligence, right to use and validity studies.
Mr. McHugh has drafted and prosecuted U.S. and International patent applications relating to electrical, computer and mechanical systems, including computer hardware/software, laboratory instrumentation, micro-fluidic devices, etching processes (dry and wet etch), signal processing, automotive power systems, vision inspection systems, medical imaging systems (CT, MRI, PET), LASER applications, metallurgy, compressor systems, medical devices and product dispensing systems.
Prior to practicing law, Mr. McHugh held electrical engineering positions at United Technologies Corporation Sikorsky Aircraft Division, Timex Corporation, and Dictaphone Corporation. Through these positions, Mr. McHugh has gained extensive experience with EMC/EMI dissipation/protection, laser and radar systems, antenna transmission systems, PCI/ISA plug-in printed circuit board design, embedded and non-embedded programming, semi-conductor wafer fabrication, pick and place surface mount technology systems, product safety and micro-processor design, testing and evaluation.
Bar Admissions & Memberships
Admitted, Connecticut Bar
• Registered Patent Attorney, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
• Admitted, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
• Admitted, United States District Court for the District of Connecticut