Donald “Don” E. Stout joined Tessera Technologies, Inc.’s Board of Directors in May 2013. Mr. Stout is a senior partner at the law firm of Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP of Arlington, Virginia. In 1992, Mr. Stout co-founded NTP Inc. (“NTP”), a patent holding company for which he prepared the original NTP patents and managed its patent litigation strategy, and currently serves as its Chief Strategist. Mr. Stout was employed by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) from 1968 to 1972 as an assistant examiner involved with patent applications covering radio and television technologies. In 1972, Mr. Stout worked as a law clerk for two former board members of the USPTO Board of Appeals, where he assisted in deciding issues of patentability for applicants who appealed previous decisions.
Mr. Stout has been a director of Vringo, Inc., a company engaged in the innovation, development and monetization of mobile technologies and intellectual property, since July 2012, and has been a director of Augme Technologies, Inc., a mobile marketing and advertising technology company, since January 2011.
Mr. Stout’s legal practice has involved all facets of intellectual property, including litigation, the provision of expert witness opinions, and the licensing and representation of clients before the USPTO in diverse technological areas, including telecommunications. In such capacity, Mr. Stout has testified as an expert witness regarding obtaining and prosecuting patents. Mr. Stout has written and prosecuted hundreds of patent applications in diverse technologies and has also rendered opinions on patent infringement and/or validity.
Mr. Stout is a member of the bars of the District of Columbia and Virginia, and he is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the Fifth Circuit of Appeals, and the USPTO. He earned his J.D. degree (with honors) from George Washington University in 1972.