Don Heckenberg’s practice includes patent application preparation and prosecution, representing clients in post-grant proceedings before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, strategic management of patent portfolios, due diligence investigations, and opinion work. Don has particular expertise in complex prosecution proceedings before the USPTO, including reissue applications, reexaminations, and supplemental examination.
Don represents clients in chemical, mechanical, and computer-related arts. Some of the diverse technologies that he has experience with include small-molecule drugs, medical devices, vehicle emission technologies, polymers, papermaking, toner cartridges for laser beam printers, dental technology, and software.
Before starting in private practice, Don worked for seven years as an examiner at the USPTO. He examined applications directed molding and shaping of polymeric materials.