Biography

Cameron prosecutes domestic and foreign patents for emerging technologies across a range of industries, with a particular focus on electrical and software engineering. He also prepares patentability, infringement, and freedom-to-operate opinions; responds to USPTO office actions; provides day-to-day intellectual property counseling; and develops sophisticated, forward-thinking patent strategies for a diverse clientele, ranging from startups to Fortune 100 companies. Cameron’s appeal briefs have delivered a number of client victories before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Additionally, he has provided technical guidance to his Marshall Gerstein colleagues in support of various litigation matters.

Cameron enjoys gaining a deep understanding of his clients’ technologies—a passion he traces to his days as an electrical engineering student. His undergraduate years also sparked his interest in IP law, as he and his classmates were encouraged to pursue patents for the novel ideas they conceived while working on their senior design projects.

Today, Cameron channels his interest in new and diverse technologies into the innovative products his clients are creating, many of which promise to make the world a better and safer place. For example, he has drafted patent applications and developed intellectual property strategy for a company that makes sensors for autonomous vehicles. He also provides full-spectrum IP counsel to a startup that developed a campus safety and emergency management system designed to help school administrators and first responders detect threats and respond better and faster in a crisis.

Outside the office, Cameron is an active member of Blockchain Lawyers of Chicago and enjoys writing about blockchain and other emerging technologies.

Representative Experience

Cameron has prepared and prosecuted domestic and foreign patent applications across a wide range of cutting-edge technologies, including:

  • Artificial intelligence
  • Autonomous vehicles
  • Biomedical imaging
  • Blockchain
  • Cellular networks
  • Epigenomics
  • Geographic information systems
  • Lidar sensors
  • Machine learning
  • Process control
  • Quantum information

Background and Credentials

While earning his J.D., Cameron was a member of the Patent Law Society at Duke University School of Law. Prior to joining Marshall Gerstein, he worked as a patent extern at the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Education

  • Duke University (J.D.)
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (B.S., with honors)
    • Electrical Engineering

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Illinois

Publications and Presentations