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Antigone leads the Intellectual Property and Technology Law practice at Protorae Law. She focuses on complex privacy and cybersecurity issues, and data management projects for small and large companies, in addition to IP portfolio management and growth strategies which include development and enforcement of patents, trademarks, trade secrets, and copyrights.  Her practice also includes unfair competition, DMCA violations, computer fraud, and technology law issues including social media, IoT, cybersecurity, and cloud computing. A prolific speaker, Antigone regularly explores the intersection of law and technology issues involving privacy, data security, cloud computing, cryptocurrency, blockchain, social media, and other technology law complexities.

Having worked for former Chief Administrative Law Judge Paul Luckern at the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) and the Honorable Kimberly Moore at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (Federal Circuit), Antigone brings a practical perspective to her litigation and client counseling practice.

Before she joined Protorae Law Antigone founded Cloudigy Law, an intellectual property boutique firm. Previously, Antigone was a litigator at Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP, in Washington, DC, managed the firm’s electronic litigation group focused on e-discovery, and was a member of the firm’s Bio/Pharm practice group. Before law school, Antigone conducted scientific research involving clinical and pre-clinical biophysics and magnetic resonance studies at a large university medical center. All of these experiences sharpened her focus on business needs and the practical aspects of innovation efforts when crafting legal solutions—a perspective often missing in the legal field.

Representative Matters

  • Consulting with multi-national corporations on implementation of US and international privacy and data protection regulations including development of processes, policies, and employee education, and technology integration
  • Developing strategies relating to blockchain implementation, IP protections, and investigations involving discovery of blockchain transactions
  • Developed IP and contractual protection strategy for Artificial Intelligence tools and resulting “creative works”
  • Represented artists, patent owners, and associations interested in strong intellectual property protection in appeals to the Fourth Circuit, Federal Circuit, and the US. Supreme Court
  • Offensive and defensive patent, trademark, and copyright litigations involving between $20 million and $4 billion in damages
  • Represented a large commercial general contractor and real estate developer in an architectural copyright infringement lawsuit and received attorneys fees award
  • Represented Ferring B.V. at the Supreme Court in a case involving a patent covering hormone deficiency treatment
  • Represented Netscape in a patent infringement suit involving Web cookies technology
  • Defended Eli Lilly in a suit filed by Pfizer related to the ED drug Cialis®
  • Conducted an analysis of a biologic patent portfolio for a large pharmaceutical company
  • Represented Abbott in a patent suit involving assays used in pregnancy tests
  • Represented United Technologies Corporation in a patent suit involving jet engine technologies
  • Represented Aventis in a patent suit involving a biologic hemophilia product
  • Provided strategic patent and trademark portfolio management counseling to multi-national luxury goods company
  • Developed trade secret protection processes and employee training materials for defense contractor and cyber security technology company
  • Conducted IP portfolio audit and facilitated asset sale for dormant portions of technology company’s patent portfolio (over 200 patents)

Speaking Engagements

  • “Bitcoin and Blockchain for Lawyers” and “Internet of Things: Friend or Foe?,” ABA TechShow 2019 – Chicago, Ill (March 2019)
  • “Blocks of Authenticity: Chains Forevermore-Blockchain, What it is, its promise, and likely disruptive future in practical use,” Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel -Austin, TX (Mar. 2019)
  • “The Future of Privacy Regulation,” 2019 Catholic University Journal Of Law & Tech. Symposium (Jan. 2019)
  • “AI in Legal,” AI World Conference 2018 – Boston, MA (Dec. 2018)
  • “Consumer Surveillance and The Connected State,” CA Eastern District Bench & Bar Conference, Yosemite, CA (Oct. 2018)
  • “‘Discovering’ Blockchain Evidence,” Arizona State University Ctr. for Law, Science & Innovation – Phoenix, AZ (Nov. 2018)
  • “Leveraging the Power of the Cloud for Innovation“, ILTACON 2018 (Aug. 2018)
  • “Alexa, is this IoT Edvidence Admissible?”, ABA Techshow 2018 (March 2018)
  • “Playing in the Big Leagues: E-discovery in Large, Complex Litigation”, ABA Techshow 2018 (March 2018)
  • ” Blockchain and the Law: What Lawyers (and Their Clients) Need to Know About This Cutting-Edge Technology”, Logikcull Webinar (March 2018)
  • “Blockchain and Cryptocurrency”, Mindshare (Feb. 2018)
  • “2018: Emerging Trends in eDiscovery”, Logikcull Webinar (Feb. 2018)
  • “The Fitbyte Revolution: Dealing with Disparate Data”, Technology in Practice 2017 Conference (Nov. 2017)
  • “BlockChain Discussion”, The Masters Conference 2017 – Washington, DC (Oct. 2017)
  • “Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) / Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I Grantee Workshop”,  The National Science Foundation (Sept. 2017)
  • “Talk about BlockChain!” Women Data Scientists DC, (Sept. 2017)
  • “Smart Speakers as Discoverable Evidence: Helper or Witness for the Persecution?”, American Bar Association (Aug. 2017)
  • “The Social Media Takeover: Is your Organization Ready?” The Masters Conference, New York (July 2017)
  • “The Impact of Brexit on IP Protection Strategies”, British-American Business Association Forum (June 2017)
  • Corporate eDiscovery and Cybersecurity User Group Panel, Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists Event (May 2017)
  • Practical Guidance for Protection of Client Data in the Age of Cybercrime, Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists Event (March 2017)
  • Presentations involving legal issues relating to IoT and digital discovery requests from the Government, ABA TechShow Conference, Chicago, IL (March 2017)
  • Phase I SBIR/STTR Grantee Workshop, National Science Foundation (March 2017)
  • “Creative Upstarts and Startups: How IP Creates Opportunities and Open Doors” Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property, Fourth Annual Fall Conference (Oct. 2016)
  • “Faster, Bigger, Better eDiscovery: Leveraging TAR Technology” and “Spanning the Gap: Discovery Counsel and Project Management” The Masters Conference (Oct. 2016)
  • “Demystifying Mobile Discovery” DC Bar, eDiscovery and Information Governance Group (Sept. 2016)
  • “A Litigator’s Guide to the Internet of Things (IoT)” JOLT Symposium (Feb. 2016)
  • “How Should We Practice in the Cloud? Understanding Privacy & Confidentiality Concerns,” (Oct. 2015)
  • “Kill the Dinosaurs, and Other Tips for Achieving Technical Competence in Your Law Practice,” JOLT Symposium (Feb. 2015)
  • “Protect That IP! Or the Art of Doing Business with the Government if You Sell Products in the Commercial Market,” Fairfax Government Contracts Bar (May 2015)
  • “So What’s This Big Data and Cloud Computing Stuff?” Shandong Cable Interactive Services (Sept. 2014)
  • “Using Life Lessons to Rock Your SBIR Phase II Preview Panel,” NSF SBIR Grantee Workshop (Sept. 2013)
  • “Intellectual Property, the Environment, and Big Data,” EmeraldPlanet TV, Washington, DC (July 2013)
  • “Digital Evidence” Lecture for Information Policy, Computer Security & Information Assurance Program, George Washington University (April 2013)

Honors and Awards

  • 2019 – 2016 Super Lawyer – Intellectual Property, Super Lawyers, Virginia and Washington, D.C.
  • 2019 & 2018 World Intellectual Property Review (WIPR) Leaders
  • 2018 Women of Legal Tech – ABA Legal Technology Resource Center
  • 2018 IPLS Distinguished Law Alumni Award – George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School
  • 2018 – 2016, 2014, 2012 Virginia Legal Elite – Intellectual Property, Virginia Business
  • 2014 Influential Women of Virginia, Virginia Lawyers Media