Fifth generation lawyer Monte Cooper comes from a long line of legal scholars captivated by scientific discovery. They include presidential advisers, general counsel for major corporations, presidents of the State Bar, and his grandfather who pioneered international air and space law in the early Twentieth Century. Inspired by this pedigree, Monte blends his fascination with science with his love of the law to protect the world’s leading innovators. Drawing on a strong technical background, he litigates complex patent, copyright, trade secret and antitrust matters for cutting-edge technology clients, including:
- Digital Communications: 3G and 4G LTE wireless applications for mobile devices, including emerging IoT and M2M technologies; VoIP software and hardware; Digital Signal Processing (DSP);
- Computer Networking: IEEE 802.3 Ethernet network applications; Power-over-Ethernet systems; wireless hotspots and routing configurations
- Semiconductor: Designs for DRAMs, ASICs, Power MOSFETS, and FPGAs; chip mask work protection
- Internet and Data Management Systems: Online payment and security mechanisms; Internet routing; Web-caching; Internet content delivery software; social networks, online distribution methodologies
- Software Design: GDS II layout design tools; HTML and PHP scripting; CGI programming; mesh networking
- Hardware and Security: Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS); ball grid array (BGA) inspection devices; ATM packet-switching platforms; biometric security systems; satellite television “smart card” security systems; electronic television program guide hardware
- Software: Virtual machines, Graphical user interfaces (GUIs); MySQL databases; design and functionality of computer operating systems; electronic television program guide software
Monte also counsels clients on complex licensing obligations, such as portfolios containing Standards Essential Patents ("SEPs") encumbered by obligations to license the patents on Fair, Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory ("FRAND") terms.
He regularly speaks at prestigious legal conferences throughout the United States, including the Sedona Conference (for which he serves as a Steering Committee Member of the Working Groups supervising the development of national Best Practices in Patent Litigation), the Intellectual Property Owner’s Association Annual Meeting, the Federal Circuit Bench and Bar, and the American Intellectual Property Lawyers Association Annual Conference. He also has continued his grandfather’s legacy by speaking at Alien Con, offering legal insight to those curious where space and the law intersect.