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Dennis J. Butler is a Delaware and Pennsylvania attorney who helps innovators protect their inventions and companies protect their intellectual property. Dennis’ practice focuses on intellectual property and technology law, including representing clients in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware and additional U.S. district courts, as well as before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and foreign patent offices.
Dennis has extensive experience in preparation, filing and prosecution of patent applications and inter partes reviews before the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Dennis has extensive experience conducting in-person and remote interviews with U.S. patent examiners to expedite allowance of U.S. patents. His practice is concentrated in mechanical technologies, including medical devices, polymer systems and materials, small appliances, automotive mechanisms, cleantech technologies, structural composite assemblies, bicycle technology, indoor games and electro/mechanical devices.
Prior to joining Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP, Dennis was patent counsel at a Synthes, Inc., where he managed the patent portfolio, assisted with patent litigation, formulated business arrangements and analyzed mergers and acquisitions for the spinal implant division. He was previously an associate and patent agent at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP and an engineer with Boeing Defense and Space Group, Helicopters Division and United Technologies – Pratt & Whitney.
His practice also focuses on patent litigation on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants. Dennis has experience with preparation and conducting hearings, including claim construction, summary judgment and preliminary injunction hearings, depositions and discovery. He has worked on cases involving a wide variety of technologies, including medical devices, composite materials, cellular telephones, electronic monitoring systems, sporting goods, construction equipment, firearm accessories, software, business methods, promotional products and banking processes.
Dennis received his J.D. from Temple University’s Beasley School of Law while working full-time at Boeing Defense and Space Group and Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. He was an editor of the Temple Environmental Law and Technology Journal and won the TASA Prize for Outstanding Performance in the Field of Evidence. He received his B.S in Mechanical Engineering Technology and M.S. in Engineering Mechanics from the Pennsylvania State University.
Dennis is a member of the Delaware Bar, the Pennsylvania Bar, the Irish American Business Network and Chamber of Commerce, Penn State Alumni Association and the Nittany Lion Club. He is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, Eastern, Central and Western Districts of Pennsylvania and Supreme Court of Delaware.
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Panitch Schwarze Client Tekcapital Files for a Patent for Potential Treatment of Coronavirus Patients // February 13, 2020
Panitch Schwarze Client Tekcapital Files for a Patent for Potential Treatment of Coronavirus Patients Read more
Attorney Dennis Butler to Speak at 2019 Venture & IP Conference // August 15, 2019
Panitch Schwarze partner Dennis Butler will present at the 2019 Invent Penn State Venture & IP Conference. His session will focus on IP 101 – "What Every Start-up Needs to Know about IP Protection." This discussion will emphasize intellectual property issues that start-ups may face, as well as some of the best strategies on how to manage those risks. Read more
Tekcapital Portfolio Company Belluscura Files for Another Patent for its Portable Oxygen Concentrator // February 19, 2019
Tekcapital Portfolio Company Belluscura Files for Another Patent for its Portable Oxygen Concentrator Read more
Panitch Schwarze Partner Dennis J. Butler Speaks at Penn State's Capstone Design Conference // May 10, 2018
Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP is pleased to announce that firm partner and Delaware intellectual property attorney Dennis J. Butler was selected to address students, faculty and guests at the 2018 Capstone Design Conference presented by Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Science, Engineering, and Technology. Read more
Panitch Schwarze Partners Participate in Annual Joint Patent Practice Seminar // May 7, 2018
Panitch Schwarze partners John Simmons and Dennis Butler participated in the 34th Annual Joint Patent Practice Seminar on May 2 in New York City. The JPPCLE is an annual one-day seminar that features knowledgeable speakers such as judges, government officials, and attorneys discussing the latest trends and important topics in intellectual property law. Read more
PIPLA Year in Review Meeting // April 30, 2018
Panitch Schwarze partner John Simmons, who also serves as president of the Philadelphia Intellectual Property Association (PIPLA), is proud to announce that the organization’s annual year-in-review meeting will be held May 10, 2018. Read more
Penn State Honors IP Attorney Dennis J. Butler with Alumni Achievement Award // October 24, 2017
Panitch Schwarze partner honored by Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Science, Engineering, and Technology for success, leadership, and contribution to society Read more
Panitch Schwarze to Remain as Litigation Counsel for Patent Owner // November 17, 2016
Dennis J. Butler continues to represent children’s furniture company in patent infringement case in federal court in District of Delaware Read more
PTAB Grants Rehearing of Patent in Delaware Litigation // February 4, 2016
In a rare move, the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board recently granted rehearing of its denial to institute inter partes review of Greatbatch Ltd.’s U.S. Patent No. 7,327,553. Read more
Dennis J. Butler Named Partner at Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel // January 19, 2016
Dennis J. Butler brings deep experience with patent prosecution and litigation, including the increasingly important area of post-grant review. Read more
PTAB Rules in favor of BBiTV against Hawaiian Telcom // April 1, 2015
Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP is pleased to announce that today the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) ruled in favor of its client Broadband iTV, Inc. (“BBiTV”). Read more
Panitch Schwarze Successful in Defeating Inter Partes Review Attempt by Unified Patents Inc. // January 8, 2015
Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP is pleased to announce that on behalf of its client, Broad Band iTV (BBiTV), it has been successful in defeating an attempt by Unified Patents, Inc. to initiate an Inter Partes Review before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board against BBiTV’s patent. Read more
Post-Grant Review // May 29, 2014
Dennis J. Butler, of Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP, will give a presentation on Post-Grant Review. Lunch will be served. CLE will be applied for but is not guaranteed. Read more
8 Panitch Schwarze Intellectual Property Attorneys Named Pennsylvania 'Super Lawyers' and 'Rising Stars' for 2013 // May 17, 2013
Pennsylvania "Super Lawyers" 2013 lists four attorneys from Panitch Schwarze Belisario and Nadel LLP as top lawyers in the state along with five attorneys as Pennsylvania "Rising Stars." Read more
Dennis Butler Elected to Executive Committee of Brehon Law Society // June 29, 2012
Dennis Butler, Attorney at Panitch Schwarze Belisario and Nadel LLP, was elected to the Executive Committee of the Brehon Law Society, a legal organization comprised of attorneys, judges and law students of Irish descent. Read more
Panitch Schwarze IP Attorney Dennis Butler to Speak at Capstone Engineering Conference // April 3, 2012
Dennis Butler, Attorney at Panitch Schwarze Belisario and Nadel LLP, will be the featured speaker at the upcoming Engineering Capstone Design Conference held at the Pennsylvania State University on April 21, 2012. The conference will take place at the University's Harrisburg campus. Read more
6 IP Attorneys with Panitch Schwarze Named Pennsylvania 'Super Lawyers' and 'Rising Stars' for 2012 // March 23, 2012
Panitch Schwarze Belisario and Nadel LLP is pleased to announce that Ronald L. Panitch, William W. Schwarze, Martin G. Belisario and Alan S. Nadel have been selected to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list 4 of the top attorneys in Pennsylvania for 2012. No more than 5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by Super Lawyers. Read more
Panitch Schwarze Hosts Leahy-Smith America Invents Act Live Seminar & Webinar // December 16, 2011
Panitch Schwarze attorneys Alan Nadel, Clark Jablon, John Simmons, and Dennis Butler hosted a live seminar and webcast entitled “Leahy-Smith America Invents Act” on November 30, 2011. The presentation discussed major changes found in the sweeping new law including the introduction of the first-tofile system, the post grant review proceedings, and the impact this will have on patent litigation. Read more
Leahy-Smith America Invents Act - Live Seminar & Webinar // November 30, 2011
Panitch Schwarze attorneys Alan Nadel, Clark Jablon, John Simmons, and Dennis Butler hosted a live seminar and webcast entitled "Leahy-Smith America Invents Act" on November 30, 2011. Read more
March 25, 2020
IP Considerations During the Coronavirus Pandemic
As the world continues to grapple with the ongoing pandemic of the novel coronavirus and the disease it causes, COVID-19, intellectual property attorneys and their clients face new challenges daily. Read more