Mr. Butt concentrates his practice on preparing and prosecuting patents in the computer software and hardware fields. His sub-specialties include e-commerce, telecommunications, computer processors, semiconductor device software, network interface controllers, payment processing systems, mobile applications, social networking systems, software-as-a-service platforms, web applications, network security, embedded systems, graphical user interfaces, augmented reality systems, electronic gaming machines, cloud storage and services, automotive audio control systems, entertainment systems, solar power device control systems, and baggage screening (CT scan) devices.
In addition to handling an array of complex technical inventions, Mr. Butt excels at identifying and overcoming patent eligibility (§ 101) issues for business methods at all stages of patent preparation and prosecution.
Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Butt was a senior analyst for a global consulting company, where he gained significant technical experience in the areas of website security, database management, directory services, and enterprise software management.
Mr. Butt earned his Juris Doctorate from DePaul University College of Law with a patent law certificate in 2014. He participated in the Giles Rich Moot Court Competition and was president of the DePaul IP Law Society. He was on the Dean's List for two semesters and won the CALI Award for the best grade in the IP for Corporate Transactional Lawyers course. He also attended the Stanford University, Hoover Institution, Summer Teaching Institute on the Economics and Politics of Regulation. He graduated from DePaul University with a B.S. in Computer Science in 2005.