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Dennis has had a life-long passion for technology, particularly electronic, software and aerospace technology.  Prior to becoming an attorney, Dennis was a control systems engineer and also served as an F-15E weapon systems officer and electronic warfare specialist for the U.S. Air Force. His design engineering and military aviator backgrounds have proven invaluable in advancing the legal interests of innovative technology and aerospace companies for nearly 20 years.

Dennis assists clients in obtaining, enforcing and defending against intellectual property rights and regulatory compliance issues. His representations include corporations in a wide range of industries, including the manufacturing, aerospace, transportation, medical device, electronics and software industries. His experience includes strategic patent portfolio management counseling, patent-related risk mitigation counseling and opinions, patent preparation and prosecution, post-grant strategies, licensing, and patent enforcement and infringement defense.

He also represents aircraft owners, operators, and pilots in transactions, entity formation, and regulatory compliance issues, including those facing investigations and enforcement actions before the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board.

Dennis’ passion for the aviation and technology extends outside the office; he continues to pilot standard and experimental general aviation aircraft, including historic WWII aircraft as a volunteer pilot for the Commemorative Air Force.

Other Info About Dennis


Law School

Indiana University Maurer School of Law, Bloomington, J.D., 2001, cum laude

Undergraduate School

Purdue University, B.S.E.E., 1989

Bar Memberships

Dennis is licensed to practice in the following state(s):



Local & National Recognition

The Best Lawyers in America©, Litigation-Intellectual Property, 2018-2021

Named Patent Star by Managing Intellectual Property Magazine, 2016-2021

Superior Performer, Operational Readiness Inspection, 4th FW, USAF, 1998

Air Medal, 335th FS, USAF, Operation Southern Watch (Iraq No-Fly Enforcement), 1995

Top Graduate, USAF Navigator Training, 1992

Super Crow, USAF Electronic Warfare Course, 1992

Distinguished Graduate, USAF Officer Training School: 1990

Boys Nation Senator (WI), American Legion: 1982

Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America: 1978

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)

Indianapolis Bar Association (Past Intellectual Property Section Executive Committee)

Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association

Experimental Aircraft Association (Life Member)

Commemorative Air Force: National Board of Directors, Past Wing Leader and Operations Officer of Indiana Wing


Dennis was invited to speak at the following events:

Presenter, “Patents, Avionics & Software Experimental Aircraft Association AirVenture,” Oshkosh, WI, July 25, 2018

Presenter, Innovation Legal Toolbox: “Identifying, Evaluating and Protecting Intellectual Property in the Aerospace Industry,” Oshkosh, WI, July 27, 2017

Presenter, “Insights to PTAB/IBR,” Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, January 26, 2016

Presenter, Innovation Legal Tool Box: “Intellectual Property for the Aerospace Industry Experimental Aircraft Association AirVenture,” Oshkosh, WI, July 23, 2015

Presenter, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum Presents “Invasion of the Drones,” ICLEF Conference Facility, 230 E. Ohio Street, 5th Floor Indianapolis, IN 46204, May 22, 2015

Major Publications

Dennis is an author or contributor to the following publications:

Author, “American Axle and issues with Section 101 patent eligibility,” The Indiana Lawyer, April 14, 2021

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