Darrell G Mottley
Partner at Banner Witcoff
Darrell G Mottley is a partner and principal shareholder of Banner Witcoff and the past president of the District of Columbia Bar. Mr Mottley provides strategic counselling in IP protection relating to patent and trademark matters, including procurement, opinions, licensing and litigation. Mr Mottley’s IP practice includes complex technologies in a variety of fields such as telecommunications, internet-related technology, computer-gaming, medical devices, semiconductors, mechanical technologies and electro-mechanical technologies.
Mr Mottley advised a Fortune 500 company on an anti-counterfeiting project which included opinion analysis and scope and patent identification in a global anti-counterfeiting action using design/registrations. Mr Mottley has advised clients on IP matters in multi-million dollar venture capital transactions. He has successfully represented clients and obtained US utility and design patents through the USPTO and the firm successfully enforced the patents to protect the core businesses of clients. He has successfully represented clients before the USPTO PTAB. Mr Mottley has advised global companies on patent clearance and prosecution in cooperation with local country counsel in countries such as Singapore, Taiwan, Malaysia, Thailand, China, Hong Kong, Europe, Mexico, Russia, Brazil, Peru and South Africa.
Throughout his career Mr Mottley has worked as an engineer, a project manager, engineering chief for the AAI Corporation, US Army Belvoir Research and Engineering Development Centre, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. He has worked in diverse fields such as network communications, data centre design and construction, advanced composite materials, military electronics, and military aircraft logistics and maintenance.
Mr Mottley earned a BSc in Engineering Science and Mechanics in 1987 and his MBA from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 1994. He earned his JD, with honours, in 2000 from The George Washington University.