Wayne Porter concentrates his practice in patent prosecution and related counseling, including evaluation of patent infringement and validity issues. He has prepared and prosecuted numerous patent applications in various software, electronic and mechanical fields. His areas of experience include database management, electronic design automation, microprocessor emulation, signal processing, computer input devices and other computer hardware, user interfaces, power conversion and regulation, telecommunications, computer networking, electrical connectors, construction materials, medical devices, manufacturing, and semiconductors. He has substantial experience in design patents, and has also assisted clients in other areas of intellectual property law, including copyrights.
Prior to receiving his law degree, Mr. Porter was employed as a mechanical engineer for the United States Government, where his duties included mechanical design and testing.
Mr. Porter earned a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Juris Doctor degree, with high honors, from the University of Florida College of Law. While in law school, he was on the board of the Florida Law Review and graduated as a member of the Order of the Coif. Mr. Porter is admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and in the District of Columbia. Mr. Porter is also a member of the Florida bar and of the American Bar Association.
Mr. Porter practices in the Washington, DC office of Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.