Derrick J. Carman



Derrick Carman helps large and small clients assert their intellectual property rights and defend against allegations of intellectual property infringement. He focuses on patent litigation, representing clients in Federal Courts, the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and the International Trade Commission. Mr. Carman helps clients manage the complicated strategic considerations involved in navigating the IP litigation landscape.

Mr. Carman also works with patent owners to develop patent portfolio monetization strategies, including licensing and litigation strategies. He has experience with a broad range of technologies, including battery technology, medical devices, projector systems, e-commerce platforms, luggage, computer graphics software, and computer memory systems.

Prior to becoming an IP litigator, Mr. Carman prepared and prosecuted patent applications in-house and in private practice. Mr. Carman’s background in patent prosecution combined with his experience in a variety of litigation forums provides a unique insight into the operations of IP law.

Bar Admissions
  • Colorado
  • New York
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Syracuse University College of Law, J.D. (2013), cum laude, Justinian Honorary Society; Syracuse Law Review, Computer Editor (2012-2013)
  • Denison University, B.S. in Physics (2010)
Professional Associations
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • New York Intellectual Property Law Association
  • New York State Bar Association 


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