Derek Fahey is an engineer and a registered patent attorney licensed to practice by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Derek is also licensed to practice law in New York, Florida and in the District of Columbia. Derek represents clients based in New York and nationwide.
Derek’s practice focuses mainly on acquiring patents in the software, mechanical and electrical spaces, acquiring trademarks and copyrights and protecting trade secrets. Derek is an active Rotarian and holds a leadership role in his Club. Derek is also an active member of various Manufacturing Associations.
Derek immigrated to United States from the Caribbean Island of Trinidad with his family in 1989. Derek graduated from Florida State University magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and as member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. Derek attended Law School at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he specialized in intellectual property, worked at the University of Florida Office of Technology Licensing and graduated on the Dean’s List.
Prior to becoming a patent attorney, Derek worked as a Senior Field Engineer in the energy sector for Schlumberger, an oilfield service company, in a variety of locations throughout the world including: Northern Alberta, Canada; Pau, France; Hassi Massoud, Algeria; and Kellyville, Oklahoma. While working at Schlumberger, Derek conducted petrochemical surveys while leading a team of technicians and operating and troubleshooting sophisticated electronic equipment and specialized software.
After working for Schlumberger, Derek returned to United States and worked for Florida Power and Light, now NextEra, as an Engineering Project Manager. As an Engineering Project Manager, Derek designed electrical distribution infrastructure for various types of construction and development projects.
Derek’s clients range from startups and solo inventors throughout New York and the Tri-State Area, to mid-size manufacturing companies, such as Neptune Research, LLC, winner of a variety of manufacturing awards. Derek’s mission statement is to provide quality legal services to clients with exceptional customer service.
Derek is also passionate about helping his clients grow. Derek’s intention is put his client’s in the best position to succeed. Derek currently lives in the East Village with his partner, Anne. Derek also enjoys snow-boarding in the winter, golf in summer and spending time with his family.
Mark Terry, Esq. founded the Plus IP Firm with his Partner Derek Fahey, Esq. to advise inventors and creators of all sized businesses on how best to protect their valuable ideas and creations, through patent prosecution, copyright registration, trademark registration, licensing agreements, and related means. Previously at several major law firms, and now continuing in the firm that he leads, for almost 20 years Mark Terry has represented clients, including tech startups, retailers, and manufacturers in many different industries, including: artificial intelligence, buried cable location, clothing manufacturing, mask works manufacturing, software development, medical devices, jewelry, food, and dietary supplements. Mark Terry is quite knowledgeable about a wide variety of fields in the science and engineering fields, with a strong background in computer hardware and software.
Mark Terry is a Registered Patent Attorney with a strong and broad science background. Mark Terry was an active researcher in the fields of physics and mathematics before starting law school, and still follows the latest developments in those fields today. Mark Terry was also a professional software engineer before becoming a patent attorney and still develops software today on a Raspberry Pi, as well as other micro computer platforms. Mark Terry worked as a software engineerfor the engineering firm of Trident Systems in the Washington D.C. area, where he researched and developed numerous software applications for the Army, Navy and Department of Defense in a wide range of areas.
Mark Terry also worked as a Patent Examiner at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He was a member of Technology Center 2700 and examined patent applications for a wide range of technologies including database access, data storage, database management systems and data display methods. As a Patent Examiner, Mr. Terry graduated from first year Examiner training at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Patent Academy. While at the USPTO, Mr. Terry worked on multiple controversial and high profile cases, including patent applications related to Y2K solutions and Amazon patent applications.
Mark Terry has had extensive involvement in all aspects of patent prosecution, licensing and litigation, and he litigates in all areas of intellectual property law, including patent, trademark, and copyright infringements, as well as domain name disputes. Mark Terry has been the lead lawyer on a wide variety of patent and trademark disputes for individuals and companies, including Fortune 500 companies.
Mark Terry received his Bachelor of Science degree from American University in D.C.; studied physics at Stanford University, as well as University of Michigan; started a Master of Science degree at George Washington University and taught mathematics at American University before attending Law School at the George Mason University before graduating; after which he spent a year rock climbing in foreign locations; since which time he has practiced law full-time.
Mark Terry is admitted to the State Bars of New York, Florida, and District of Columbia, as well as a variety Federal District and Appellate Courts around the U.S. He lives and works in Miami, and frequently posts on Instagram.