Anthony J. DoVale

T:  (678) 743-1125

C:  (770) 851-1051

F:  (770) 217-4071

E: tj.dovale@fisherbroyles.com

Atlanta Office

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T.J. DoVale

@tdovale

Large Firm Experience:

  • Needle & Rosenberg, PC
  • Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP

Bar Admissions:

  • Georgia
  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

Education:

  • Georgia State University College of Law, J.D., 2002
  • University of South Florida, B.S. Mechanical Engineering, 1990

Anthony (“T.J.”) concentrates his practice exclusively in the field of Intellectual Property.  His practice includes prosecuting patents in the mechanical and medtech arts, as well as drafting and negotiating license agreements pertaining to Intellectual Property.  His practice also comprises conducting patentability studies, infringement and invalidity analyses, and rendering opinions for the same.  He also prosecutes trademarks and handles related subject matter.  Mr. DoVale is very adept at learning a client’s business and  tailoring their IP portfolio to maximize its impact.

Mr. DoVale works with large corporate clients, mid-sized companies, and small start-ups, as well as individual entrepreneurs. His unique background puts him in a position to not only understand the clients’ business and related technologies, but also provide real world advice from experience.

Prior to pursuing a career in law, Mr. DoVale used his mechanical engineering background in a variety of capacities. As a distribution engineer with the Florida Power Corporation, he designed feeder systems and residential electric utilities before joining Lake Engineering Inc. as a project engineer, where he was responsible for engineering environmental controls. He moved on to work as a sales engineer at A.W.C. Inc. in Alpharetta, Georgia, before becoming the southeastern regional manager for Mickey Truck Bodies Inc. of High Point, North Carolina, where he managed a seven-state sales territory.

Mr. DoVale is an inventor with three patents to his name.  He is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He is also a member of the Intellectual Property section of the Georgia Bar Association, the Licensing Executives Society (LES), the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO), the Association of University Technology Managers, as well as the American Intellectual Property Law Association.

Publications:

  • T.J. DoVale & Bernie Zidar – What’s in a Name? Trademark Considerations When Naming a Corporation – Atlanta CEO Counsel, Connections (2005)
  • T.J. DoVale & Rebecca McFayden – Making the Case for Speedo’s LZR Racer® Swimsuit – New Jersey Law Journal (2008)
  • T.J. DoVale, Scott Anderson & Greg Kirsch – The Landscape for Business Method and Software Patents Has Been Changed: In re Bilski – Atlanta CEO Counsel, Connections (2008)
  • T.J. DoVale – Will The Latest Development On Patent Troll Legislation Hurt Innovation? – VentureAtlanta.com (June 2014)
  • T.J. DoVale – To Patent or Not to Patent? – BeyondMVP.com (October 2014)