Marvin Petry

Over the past 30 years, Marv has litigated 40-plus infringement actions and prosecuted patents and trademarks before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for international, Fortune 500, and midsized U.S. clients, including many patents of major economic significance.

He regularly counsels clients on validity and infringement issues. In addition, Marv has taught as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law School and has written a treatise entitled Taxation of Intellectual Property and Technology, published by Matthew Bender.

Recent News, Articles & Speaking Engagements

8 Tips on U.S.P.T.O. Examiner Interviews

Harvesting Your Intellectual Assets: Strategists for Driving Growth and Shareholder Value

panelist, 2014 Wharton DC Innovation Summit, Washington, DC, April 29, 2014
Recent Assignments
Bar Admissions
Admitted Pro Hac Vice in Several Jurisdictions
District of Columbia
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
United States Patent and Trademark Office
Firm Leadership

Management Committee (2004 and 2005)

American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
American Bar Association
Virginia Bar Association
District of Columbia Bar Association
BNA Patent, Trademark and Copyright Journal, Advisory Board
International Federation of Industrial Property Attorneys (FICPI)
Patent Lawyers Club of Washington, D.C.
International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)
Community Involvement

Wharton Club of Washington

Speaking Engagements and Publications

Over the past 20 years, Marv has lectured extensively on various patent law topics including the taxation of intellectual property.

Before Stites & Harbison

After receiving his undergraduate mechanical engineering degree and his MBA degree, Marv served as a patent examiner in the United States Patent and Trademark Office. After law school, he joined Larson & Taylor, an intellectual property firm which merged with Stites & Harbison on Jan. 1, 2004.

More Than Stites & Harbison

Marv is active in a number of alumni associations. He has served as president of the Wharton Club of Washington and is the lifetime president of his graduating class from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.


Martindale-Hubbell® AV-Preeminent® Peer Review Rated

Best Lawyers in America®, Litigation - Intellectual Property; Litigation - Patent; Patent Law; Trademark Law (2009-21)

Expert Guides, The World's Leading Lawyers Chosen by Their Peers, Patents (2017)

Managing Intellectual Property, IP Stars (2013-20)

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