Monté T. Squire

Partner

  • Monté T. Squire
  • Phone: +1 302 657 4918
    Fax: +1 302 397 2543

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  • Duane Morris LLP
    1201 North Market St, Suite 501
    Wilmington, DE 19801
    USA

Monté T. Squire practices in the area of intellectual property law. Mr. Squire has experience with representing and advising national and international corporations and individual clients in all aspects of intellectual property and commercial litigation. He has extensive experience litigating cases in the District of Delaware across a broad range of complex technologies, including patent infringement cases involving computer software, Internet technology, biomedical devices, life sciences, pharmaceuticals, semiconductor technology, aeronautical equipment and mobile navigation technology. Mr. Squire is also experienced litigating trademark infringement cases and commercial disputes in federal court, as well as advising clients and providing opinions on complex legal issues, including patentability, invalidity infringement/non-infringement, and procedural issues specific to federal trial court practice, including the interplay between and considerations involving pending patent litigation in federal court and related parallel proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Prior to joining Duane Morris, Mr. Squire served as an Administrative Patent Judge and member of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria, Virginia, where he heard and presided over patent trial proceedings and appeals from patent application decisions involving cutting-edge inventions and emerging technologies as part of a three-judge panel that provided expedited patent trials and review of disputed matters concerning patent validity, including inter partes review (IPR) and related proceedings.

Mr. Squire is a 2005 cum laude graduate of Widener University School of Law, where he was a managing editor of the Delaware Journal of Corporate Law. He also is a graduate of Wilmington College (M.B.A., high honors, 1999) and the University of Delaware (B. Chem. Eng., 1995). He also served as law clerk for Judge Gregory M. Sleet on the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

Additionally, Mr. Squire is the past chair of the Delaware State Bar Association Multicultural Judges and Lawyers Section and past president of the Delaware Barristers Association (an affiliate of the National Bar Association), and past member of the Lawyers Advisory Committee for the District of Delaware. He has served as a board member for numerous nonprofit organizations throughout Delaware.

Areas of Practice

  • Intellectual Property Law and Litigation

  • Patents

  • Trademarks

  • Commercial Litigation

Admissions

  • Delaware
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Education

  • Widener University, J.D., cum laude, 2005
    - External Managing Editor, Delaware Journal of Corporate Law, Volume 30
  • Wilmington College, M.B.A., with high honors, 1999
  • University of Delaware, B.Chem.Eng., 1995

Experience

  • Duane Morris LLP
    - Partner, 2021-present
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
    - Administrative Patent Judge, 2015-2021
  • Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor LLP
    - Intellectual Property and Commercial Litigation Attorney, 2005-2008; 2009-2015
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware
    - Judicial Law Clerk to the Hon. Gregory M. Sleet
  • Lyondell Basell Polyolefins
    - Innovation Product Manager/Research and Development Engineer, 1995-2005

Professional Activities

  • Federal Bar Association, Delaware Chapter
  • Delaware State Bar Association
    - Multicultural Judges and Lawyers Section, Past Chair
  • Delaware Barristers Association
    - Past President
  • American Bar Association
    - Intellectual Property Law Section
    -- Diversity Action Group, Past Subcommittee Co-chair
  • National Bar Association
    - Past President, Delaware Chapter Affiliate
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware
    - U.S. Magistrate Judge Merit Review Panel, Past Chair
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
    - Federal Public Defender Reappointment Committee

Honors and Awards

  • Listed in Delaware Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2012-2015

  • Delaware State Bar Association MJL Section Leadership Award, 2013

  • Selected as a Member of the Inaugural Class of the District of Delaware’s Federal Trial Practice Seminar, 2010

  • University of Delaware Outstanding Alumni Community Service Award, 1996

Civic and Charitable Activities

  • Wilmington HOPE Commission
    - Past Board Member
  • Coach, Howard High School Mock Trial Team for Delaware High School Mock Trial Competition, 2006-present

Selected Publications

  • Author, “An Interview with Chief Judge Gregory M. Sleet of the United States District Court for the District of Delaware,” American Bar Association, Landslide® Magazine, March/April 2013

  • Co-author, “Minorities in the Delaware Bar,” History of the Delaware Bar from 1995 through 2010, Michael F. McTaggart, Ed., 2011

  • Author, “Replenishing the Pipeline: Preparing the Next Generation of Lawyers by Reaching Out To and Mentoring High School Students With an Interest in the Law,” The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, March 2008

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, "Protecting Your Business & Intellectual Property," 4th Annual Delaware Entrepreneur Summit, Wilmington, Delaware, October 13, 2021
  • CLE Speaker, “Best Practices in Trial Practice - Depositions,” Supreme Court of Delaware Pre-Admission Conference, Wilmington, DE, November 7, 2014

  • CLE Speaker, “Fundamentals of Civil Litigation 2014: U.S. District Court Practices,” Delaware State Bar Association, Wilmington, Delaware, May 16, 2014

  • CLE Speaker, “Best Practices in Trial Practice - Depositions,” Supreme Court of Delaware Pre-Admission Conference, Wilmington, Delaware, November 2, 2012

  • CLE Speaker, “Fundamentals of Civil Litigation 2012: U.S. District Court Practice,” Delaware State Bar Association, Wilmington, Delaware, March 20, 2012