Giles N. Turner
“My interest in patent law was fueled by a desire to continually learn about the latest technologies, and helping clients protect and leverage their innovations makes my practice particularly gratifying.”

Giles N. TurnerAssociate

Washington, D.C.
1250 23rd Street NW
Suite 410
Washington, D.C. 20037VCard
202.419.7000 
202.419.7007 fax
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Education

J.D., University of New Hampshire School of Law, 2010
B.S., Chemical Engineering, Montana State University, 2003, Highest Honors

Services

Technical Areas

Bar & Court Admissions

District of ColumbiaIdahoU.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Giles N. Turner primarily focuses his intellectual property practice on the preparation and the prosecution of patent applications directed to semiconductors, polymers, separation processes, batteries, metallurgy, oil field technology, packaging, hygiene solutions, material science, mechanical inventions, biotechnology, and nanotechnology.

Many of Giles’s clients are large companies based in Japan, and he also serves clients based in France and Germany. He has built close working relationships with his overseas clients as he counsels them on their IP strategies, often traveling overseas to meet with them and better understand their business needs. Giles is also actively involved in educating foreign associate trainees on U.S. patent practice during their regular extended visits to Washington, D.C.

Before joining Fitch Even, Giles served as an in-house attorney with a Fortune 500 manufacturer, where he assisted with patent preparation, foreign prosecution management, and contracts. Prior to that, Giles practiced patent law for several years at an IP boutique headquartered in Arlington, Virginia.

With a background in chemical engineering, Giles previously worked as a process engineer for a multinational semiconductor manufacturing company prior to enrolling in law school. He also served as a researcher for a multinational polymer manufacturing company and assisted the company with its international manufacturing operations.



Represents a global material and chemical manufacturer in prosecution of patent applications directed to adhesives, films, semiconductors, battery materials, and processing compositions.

Represents an oil industry research organization in prosecution of patent applications directed to oil exploration, subterranean modelling, resource recovery, and engine management.

Represents a manufacturer of small arms munitions and pyrotechnics in prosecution of patent applications.

Represents a developer of carbon-sequestration technologies in preparation and prosecution of patent applications.

Represents a global food company in prosecution of patent applications.

Represents a global coatings manufacturer in validity counseling and preparation of patent applications.

Represented a diversified global conglomerate in prosecution of patent applications directed to infrastructure, materials, power generation, automotive systems, batteries, semiconductors, and heavy equipment.

Presentations

  • “Patent Practice & Procedure Weekly Seminar Series,” attended by Japanese corporate/law firm trainees, Washington, D.C., August–October 2016.
  • “Patent-Eligible Subject Matter Considerations for Diagnostic Methods,” Corporate client, June 3, 2016.
  • “Patent Practice & Procedure Weekly Seminar Series,” attended by Japanese corporate/law firm trainees, Washington, D.C., October 2015–February 2016.
  • American Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Idaho Bar Association
  • National Inventors Hall of Fame
    • Mentor, Promoting Intellectual Property Literacy™: IP Pro Bono Mentorship Program

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