Gene M. Garner II
Gene M. Garner II is a partner with the Washington, D.C. law firm of Staas & Halsey LLP. He is experienced in virtually all aspects of patent preparation and prosecution in the electrical arts, computer arts, and mechanical arts. More particularly, Mr. Garner has prepared and/or prosecuted patent applications in computer hardware and software, electronic commerce, networking and telecommunications, computer graphics, data storage, semiconductors and testing equipment, and home appliances. In addition, he has prepared and presented patentability, validity, and infringement studies in the electrical and mechanical arts.
Mr. Garner has prepared and presented seminars and lectures on various intellectual property topics to corporate groups, professional organizations, and university-sponsored conferences.
Prior to practicing law, Mr. Garner was a design and development engineer experienced in semiconductors, telecommunications, software, and computer systems.
In addition to his law degree from the University of Maryland, Mr. Garner holds Master’s degrees in both electrical engineering from Cornell University and Biotechnology from Johns Hopkins University. He also has an electrical engineering degree (B.S.) from the University of Maryland.
Mr. Garner is admitted to the Bars of Maryland and the District of Columbia, as well as to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and holds memberships in various professional organizations. Mr. Garner’s hobbies include travel and sports.
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Prince Georges County Bar Association
- Maryland State Bar Association
- Bar Association of the District of Columbia
- Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
- Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers Computer Society
- Tau Beta Pi
- Eta Kappa Nu