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Garfield B. Simms Ph.D.
Of Counsel


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  • Northeastern University (J.D. 1997); University of Delaware (Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering 1992; M.E.E. 1989); Delaware State College (B.S. in Physics/Mathematics cum laude 1985)

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia, Massachusetts, and registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office

For 20 years, Garfield Simms, an electrical engineer and IP lawyer, has worked on behalf of scientists and engineers litigating and prosecuting complex technologies. Representative technologies include gallium nitride light emitting diodes (LEDs), optical sensors, electronic commerce, data caching, bar code readers, and power management systems in electronic devices.

He also has experience in 3G and 4G technologies. He has prosecuted trademark and patent applications and counseled clients regarding intellectual property rights for semiconductor devices and processes, internet security systems, medical diagnostic equipment, electromechanical and mechanical devices, biometric identification systems, and electronic circuits.

Garfield's representations include defending IBM in a patent infringement case relating to management of data caching on computer networks, including Eastman Kodak against Sony Corporation in a patent infringement lawsuit involving 27 patents related to digital image processing, compression and storage, and CCD structure and operation in digital cameras. He is also among a group of lawyers that defended a leading digital television manufacturer in a patent lawsuit filed before the International Trade Commission and Customs and Border Protection. Garfield also has worked on substantial matters that include Elonex (a U.K. computer manufacturer), Freescale Semiconductor, Hand Held Products, Motorola, and Power Dekor Group Co.

He holds both a master's and doctoral degree in electrical engineering with an emphasis in gallium arsenide semiconductor device design and chip fabrication from the University of Delaware. Garfield is a member of the Massachusetts and D.C. bars and is admitted to the District Court for the District of Massachusetts. He belongs to Tau Beta Pi and Eta Kappa Nu honor societies and holds two U.S. patents.

Garfield Simms