Yuri is a patent attorney who is experienced in securing national and international patent rights to technical innovations. He is an electrical and computer engineer and has further experience in the software, mechanical, and medical devices fields. Yuri serves as IP counsel for companies of all sizes, focusing on preparing, developing and executing strategies for securing corporate intellectual property, portfolio development and maintenance, as well as negotiating and preparing licenses to intellectual property rights.
Additionally, Yuri assists companies with issues related to other areas of intellectual property such as copyrights and trade secrets. Clients Yuri has served include Microsoft, Cisco, Cox, Bell South, General Electric, Georgia Institute of Technology and Coca-Cola. As an entrepreneur who saw the importance of early-stage patent protection, Yuri founded SmartUp® – an online patent filing platform designed for independent inventors and startup companies to secure their innovations. Yuri also co-founded ClientSide® – a work flow automation platform designed for attorneys. His work has attracted national media coverage and earned him partnership as a primary provider for intellectual property services in business incubators and accelerators across the nation.