Dennis O’Connor

“I provide extensive knowledge and experience in mastering complex computational systems, enabling precise and pertinent technical distinctions and high-level legal analysis. As an experienced engineer, I develop an intellectual rapport with engineer inventors, critical for establishing trust. I can facilitate effective communications with Examiners, which translates to efficient negotiations and claim allowances.”

Dennis is uniquely positioned to provide exceptional value to the firm’s U.S. and International high-technology clients. Before becoming a patent attorney at AMPACC, Dennis gained over 30 years of industrial R&D experience in a broad range of computer hardware, software, and cryptosecurity matters. He has observed that it is easier to explain the patent process to an inventor client because he has walked many miles in their shoes.

Dennis has demonstrated his aptitude for technical innovation at GE and Intel Corporation as a high-level microprocessor and system architect.  His 15 years of innovative contributions at Intel resulted in his recognition as a named inventor on over 60 U.S patents.  Leveraging this long and diverse engineering experience, he provides the firm’s clients with extensive technical depth and scope in industries such as computer and systems architecture, semiconductor design and manufacture, software engineering, computer networks, and cryptographic security. In particular, he is well-versed in technologies relating to the next generation of wireless networking systems. Dennis enjoys the diversity of representing domestic and international clients.

Dennis graduated from Duke University School of Law, where he was President of the Intellectual Property and Cyberlaw Society. After graduation, he clerked for the Honorable Peter Swann at the Arizona Court of Appeals.


Focus Areas
  • Patent Procurement
  • Duke University School of Law, J.D.
  • State University of New York at Albany, B.S., Mathematics
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office