M. Henry Heines
M. Henry Heines is a patent attorney and an author, speaker, and consultant on patent-related topics for lawyers as well as for scientists, engineers, and managers in technology companies, as well as an expert witness in patent-related lawsuits. His career began with three years as a research engineer in the chemicals industry, followed by seven years in corporate patent practice and 31 years in private practice, including 25 years as a partner in the firm now bearing the name Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP. The focus of his practice has centered around chemistry, chemical and mechanical engineering, laboratory, industrial, and medical equipment, materials science, alternative fuels and energy sources, and related fields.
Dr. Heines’ publications include over 60 articles on patent law for attorneys, research personnel, and corporate management, and three books: First to File: Patents for Today's Scientist and Engineer; Patents for Business: The Manager's Guide to Scope, Strategy, and Due Diligence; and Patent Empowerment for Small Corporations. The most recent book, First to File: Patents for Today's Scientist and Engineer, complements and expands on the first two books by incorporating the America Invents Act plus other topics of current and emerging interest, and supplements each of the topics with case histories. Dr. Heines has chaired sessions on patent law at national meetings of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) and is a Patent Editor of Chemical Engineering Progress, a monthly publication of the AIChE, where his periodic “Patent Update” column appears.