Anthony J. Orler
Tony focuses his practice on emerging technologies in the electrical, electro-mechanical, and semiconductor fields. His clients include Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, universities, and individual inventors. He has also had the honor of drafting applications for three Nobel Laureates.
Tony has technical expertise dealing with semiconductor devices and materials, and electrical/electro-mechanical hardware design and integration. He also specializes in United States and foreign patent prosecution and related issues. Tony has drafted and prosecuted over 2500 patent applications pertaining to electronics, materials, business models, e-commerce, computer hardware and software engineering, and cellular and telecommunications systems design. He brings a wide-range of technical and legal expertise to this field, as he has worked on litigation in areas outside of the intellectual property realm. For example, Tony was named counsel on an amicus curiae brief in Demore v. Kim, 538 U.S. 510 (2003), cited in Justice Souter’s opinion; on an immigration law matter; and obtained summary judgment in a water rights lawsuit involving federal lands.
Prior to joining ArentFox Schiff, Tony was a patent attorney at a national law firm. Before that, he spent fourteen years as a design engineer and senior member of the technical staff, working for well-known organizations such as the Santa Barbara Research Center, Hughes Aircraft Company, General Electric Astro-Space Division, and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). During that period, Tony helped design and build several spin-stabilized and three-axis stabilized satellites for government, telecommunications and military use. Tony was the lead engineer on the Telemetry Control Unit for the Cassini spacecraft mission to Saturn.
Tony was also the lead inventor on U.S. Patent No. 5,020,887, entitled “Conformally Doped Optical Elements,” which describes technology directed to infrared optical windows used on low radar-signature (stealth) aircraft. He has also been an inventor on several other issued United States and foreign patents for telecommunications systems and Global Positioning System (GPS) location-based systems.
Publications and Professional Activities
Tony is a co-author of “Trade Secret Litigation and Protection in California,” Intellectual Property Section of the State Bar of Califorina, 3rd Edition (2014).
Tony is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California, where he teaches patent prosecution, and presents frequently on intellectual property and data privacy issues.
Bar & Court Admissions
- California Bar
- District of Columbia Bar
- Minnesota Bar
- Supreme Court of the United States
- US Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
- US Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
- US Patent and Trademark Office
- US District Court, Central District of California
- US District Court, Northern District of California
- US District Court, Southern District of California
- US District Court, Eastern District of California
Loyola Law School, JDUniversity of Southern California, MS, Electrical EngineeringUniversity of California, Santa Barbara, BS, Electrical Engineering