Geoffrey W. Heaven specializes in intellectual property with an emphasis in patent prosecution, patent litigation, and counseling in the electrical and computer-related arts.
Mr. Heaven has experience with a wide array of electrical and computer technologies, including automated control systems, mobile applications, cloud computing, solar power generation, power electronics, cellular communication networks, hybrid fiber-coaxial networks, Big Data processing, Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi chipset designs, medical technology, and integrated circuit manufacturing.
Prior to joining MHKKG, Mr. Heaven was in-house Intellectual Property Counsel at SunPower Corporation in Austin, TX, where he managed patent prosecution for hundreds of U.S. and foreign applications, managed SunPower’s trade secret and non-disclosure agreement program, and provided general intellectual property counseling. Before joining SunPower, Mr. Heaven practiced at the Austin office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where he focused in intellectual property litigation including patent infringement actions in federal court, Section 337 investigations before the U.S. International Trade Commission, copyright infringement, trade secret misappropriation, and breach of contract actions. Before that, Mr. Heaven practiced at Marshall, Gerstein & Borun in Chicago, where he focused on prosecuting patents before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, as well as foreign patent prosecution, complex patent litigation, and counseling. Mr. Heaven received his Juris Doctorate, with honors, from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C in 2011.
Mr. Heaven received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 2006. After graduation from the University of Texas, Mr. Heaven worked as a global product support engineer at Applied Materials, Inc., a Fortune 500 company that provides manufacturing products to the semiconductor and solar photovoltaic industries. He managed field escalations, upgrades, and new product introductions on automated controller platforms to assure seamless and efficient function of silicon wafer movement robots at customer sites.