Meunier, Carlin & Curfman, LLC
Intellectual Property Law
Mr. Carlin recently returned to the Southeast to launch a new law firm with his colleagues, McKeon, Meunier, Carlin & Curfman, LCC, a boutique intellectual property law firm based in Atlanta, GA. He brings deep technical and legal expertise as a biomechanical engineer, medical researcher and in-house corporate counsel to a global medical device company to the service of clients in the medical technology industry. Informed by his experience as an in-house attorney, he brings a practical, business-focused perspective to patent prosecution, IP transactions, licensing and agreements and trademark prosecution. Mr. Carlin frequently advises corporate officers, product managers, boards of directors, business development executives and research engineers on strategic approaches to product clearance, research and development and portfolio management.
Mr. Carlin also has experience in performing IP due diligence for a range of mergers and acquisitions, excelling at identifying salient deal points and conveying a weighted understanding of the relevant IP issues to business development executives. He also prepares agreements associated with mergers and acquisitions, including complex, multi-staged collaboration, confidentiality, transfer, in-licensing and out-licensing agreements.
Mr. Carlin is a primary contributor to AdvaMed’s efforts to protect the interests of medical technology companies by lobbying Congress on the Patent Reform Bill. He has also contributed to an amicus brief on In re Bilski on behalf of AdvaMed, addressing the needs of medical device software developers.
His medical and biotechnology experience includes orthopedics, including implants and soft tissues, vascular and non-vascular stents, critical care monitoring including hemodynamic and blood analyte monitoring, cardiac surgical tools and devices, including robot interfacing minimally invasive surgical tools and catheter delivered heart valves as well as manufacturing systems for large scale production of biological materials for biotechnology therapeutics.
Mr. Carlin also assists clients with computer software applications, including a range of Internet-based business technologies and business method patents, particularly in the financial and logistics industries. He has written patents for electronic trading platforms, smart credit card operation clearing processes, electronic securitization processes, including those leveraged into trading systems, systems integrating funds, information and package flows to facilitate cross-border and other transactions.
His experience also extends to other mechanical, communications and computer technologies including packaging systems, box construction, computer architecture and computer programming, object oriented software, satellite propulsion technologies, tools for manufacturing aircraft, aircraft structures and aircraft control software, combustion systems, including turbo and superchargers, as well as cell phone handsets, including cell phone housings and display systems.