Regis E. Slutter focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation, including International Trade Commission investigations and district court litigation, as well as patent counseling, preparation and prosecution. His cases have involved genetically modified plants, food processing, container manufacture, retaining walls and various mechanical systems.
Regis has represented litigation clients at the International Trade Commission over the past 20 years in intellectual property infringement matters involving various technologies, including semiconductor manufacturing, agricultural vehicles, amorphous metals and reverse osmotic membranes.
In district court proceedings, Regis has represented clients both in intellectual property matters and commercial litigation matters. On the commercial side, he has been involved with more than 30 cases in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. In addition to litigation, he has represented clients in arbitration of intellectual property infringement disputes.
Regis focuses his patent preparation and prosecution practice on counseling clients as to intellectual property issues and opinions on patent infringement and validity matter. He handles prosecution within aerospace and mechanical technologies, including fluid mechanics, propulsion devices, turbomachinery, power plants, heat transfer, offshore platforms, extrusion equipment, retaining walls, packaging machinery, human and animal foods and differential band devices.
Regis was a partner with Burns, Doane, Swecker & Mathis, one of the oldest and largest law firms in the United States focusing exclusively on intellectual property, until its lawyers and other professionals joined Buchanan in 2005.