Sean M. McGinn
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     Sean M. McGinn is the founder and principal in the firm, and is a registered patent attorney. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York in 1979, a Master of Business Administration degree from Golden Gate University, San Francisco, California in 1983, and a Juris Doctor degree from Santa Clara University, Santa Clara (Silicon Valley), California in 1987.
     
     Mr. McGinn is a member of the California State Bar, the Virginia State Bar, the New Mexico State Bar, and the District of Columbia (D.C.) Bar. Mr. McGinn is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of the United States, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals (San Francisco, California). As mentioned above, Mr. McGinn is also registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
     
     Mr. McGinn served in the U.S. Army as a Captain, Airborne Ranger, in the 82d Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and as an Associate Professor of Military Science at Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, California, from 1979-1986.
     
     Upon completing his military service, Mr. McGinn worked as a development engineer and researcher for the Lockheed Palo Alto Research Laboratories (LPARL), Lockheed Missiles & Space Company, from 1986-1989.
     
     Specifically, Mr. McGinn worked in product development and engineering design of high-speed data acquisition and analysis systems, and computer-aided design testing for components and sub-systems of the Space Shuttle, the Hubble Space Telescope, the Space Station, and other commercial and defense satellite payload and delivery systems. As a member of LPARL's Computer-Aided Testing Systems Group, Mr. McGinn traveled to Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry to receive IR&D Magazine's IR100 Award for the Group's development of a unique high speed data acquisition and analysis system, which was selected by IR&D Magazine's as one of the top 100 inventions worldwide for 1987. While at LPARL, he also performed design and testing on commercial vehicle safety systems used by General Motors and high-energy, realtime inspection systems used by the U.S. Customs for inspection and interdiction.
     
     Prior to forming the firm, Mr. McGinn was a member, named partner, and director in a mid-sized firm in Northern Virginia for about five years. Previous thereto, he was an Associate Patent Attorney in a large Washington D.C. law firm for four years.
     
     Since March, 1992, Mr. McGinn has served as a claims drafting instructor for the Patent Bar Review Course, and as an Instructor for the Advanced Application and Amendment Writing Workshop which are presented by Professor Irving Kayton's Patent Resources Group, Inc. of Charlottesville, Virginia, in various sites throughout the U.S. including Chicago, Illinois, Pasadena, California, and Washington, D.C. Mr. McGinn was selected by Professor Irving Kayton to be a primary lecturer for the Patent Bar Review Course, as well as continuing his duties as a Claims Drafting Instructor.
     
     Mr. McGinn is a member of the International Trade Commission Trial Lawyers Association, the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) and the Japan Practice Committee thereof, the Licensing Executives Society (LES), the American Bar Association (ABA), the Virginia Bar Association (VBA), and has been a member of the Washington Foreign Law Society and the Fairfax Bar Association, as well as a member of the Society of American Military Engineers during his military service and while at West Point. In 1990, Mr. McGinn was named as an "Honored Member" of Who's Who in Practicing Attorneys™. Mr. McGinn is a frequently invited speaker, lecturer, and panelist on intellectual property issues.
     
     Mr. McGinn also is active in his community as a Little League coach/manager since 1994, and as an instructor of the Spanish language for a private elementary school.





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