Anthony R. Barkume

With more than twenty five years of combined engineering and legal experience, Anthony R. Barkume has provided Intellectual Property counseling and representation to clients ranging from individual inventors to large public corporations. Tony has counseled his clients on matters involving their new technologies, specializing in all phases of patent application preparation and prosecution, prior art searches and opinions, freedom of use searches and opinions, patent licensing, and trademark applications and their prosecution.

Tony’s electrical engineering degree, his familiarity with software applications and environments, and his extensive experience with a wide range of technologies and industries, has enabled him to help clients enforce their IP rights, as well as counseling them on how to avoid infringing the rights of others. His hands-on experience before the Patent Offices and Trademark Offices of the World enables him to determine whether to question the validity and enforceability of patents or trademark registrations, or to seek a negotiated settlement when issues of infringement or use arise.

Tony’s professional affiliations have included:

  • Barkume & Associates, P.C., IP Boutique, Founder
  • Greenberg Traurig, LLP, Chair, National Patent Prosecution
  • In-House Patent Counsel, Symbol Technologies, Inc.
  • Hedman, Gibson & Costigan, Associate
  • White & Case, Associate
  • Brumbaugh, Graves, Donohue & Raymond, Associate
  • Hazeltine Corp., Senior Design Engineer
  • AIL Corp., Electrical Engineer

Areas of Concentration

  • Patent application preparation and prosecution
  • Prior art searches and opinions
  • Freedom of use searches and opinions
  • Patent licensing
  • Due diligence for mergers and acquisitions
  • Trademark protection and brand enforcement
  • Copyright protection and enforcement
  • Trade dress and trade secrets
  • Intellectual property audits
  • Information technology strategies
  • Appellate practice before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, and Board of Patent Appeals & Interferences


  • Author, “Patents For Software-Related Inventions”, 5 Software Law Journal 279, 1992
  • Author, “Disclosure Requirements For Software Related Patents”, 8 The Computer Lawyer 1, October 1991
  • Author, “Proprietary Protection of Computer User Interfaces”, 64 St. John’s Law Review 559, 1990