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Panitch Schwarze Partner Dennis J. Butler Speaks at Penn State's Capstone Design Conference

May 10, 2018

PHILADELPHIA (May 2018) – Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP is pleased to announce that firm partner and Delaware intellectual property attorney Dennis J. Butler was selected to address students, faculty and guests at the 2018 Capstone Design Conference presented by Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Science, Engineering, and Technology.

Held each year, the Capstone Design Conference provides graduating engineering students with an opportunity to combine classroom learning with real-life applications and to collaborate with industry sponsors. During his address, Butler shared experiences and advice to inspire students and to help them succeed after graduation.

In 2017, more than 200 students had the opportunity to demonstrate more than 60 innovative design projects including a race car, a rocket, a reverse vending machine, HVAC improvements to classrooms and a self-balancing unicycle, among others.

Butler joined Panitch Schwarze in 2000 from Boeing Defense and Space Group, where he was a structural engineer on the vertical takeoff and landing V-22 Osprey and CH-47 Chinook aircraft programs. He also was an engineer with United Technologies – Pratt & Whitney Division, working on large commercial and military aircraft engines. Butler has additional experience as patent counsel for the spine division of Synthes, Inc., now Johnson & Johnson’s Depuy Synthes Companies.  At Panitch Schwarze, Butler focuses his practice on protection of intellectual property in the mechanical arts, particularly for medical device and equipment companies and intellectual property disputes in federal courts.

Butler received his law degree from Temple University’s Beasley School of Law while working full time at Boeing Defense and Space Group and Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. He was an editor for the Temple Environmental Law and Technology Journal and won the Technical Advisory Service for Attorneys Prize for Outstanding Performance in the Field of Evidence.

Butler and his wife, Haley, also a graduate of Penn State, maintain a scholarship at Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Science, Engineering, and Technology to assist engineering students seeking internships. They live in Garnet Valley, Delaware County, Pennsylvania.

About Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP – Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP is a boutique intellectual property law firm with offices in Philadelphia and Wilmington, Delaware. The firm’s IP law practitioners provide strategic litigation, licensing and counseling service relating to patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets, domain names and Internet issues domestically and internationally. The firm’s long-standing relationships with a network of associates worldwide enable its attorneys and advisors to provide clients with global intellectual property advice and protection.

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