Terry Wikberg is a partner in Perkins Coie's Intellectual Property group. Terry's practice focuses on patent, trademark, trade dress and trade secret litigation, as well as strategic counseling, patent prosecution and intellectual property portfolio development. He has extensive litigation experience at both the U.S. International Trade Commission and in U.S. Federal District courts throughout the country. He has represented both U.S. and Asian based clients in a wide variety of technological areas, including welding and cutting equipment, power supplies and power generation equipment, laser manufacturing systems, laser vision correction systems, mobile communications and networks, fiber optics, camera and projector optics, aircraft engines, video gaming technology, data encryption, sporting goods and equipment, golf balls and golf equipment, consumer electronics, medical devices, robotic, automated and semi-autonomous systems and manufacturing cells, virtual and augmented reality training systems and digital media storage devices.
Prior to attending law school, Terry had a successful career as Director of Engineering in the aviation industry, where he supervised product development, implementation and support for passenger-to-cargo conversion modification kits for large commercial aircraft, which included the design and implementation of significant exterior and interior structural modifications, hydraulic actuation and control systems, smoke detection systems and cargo restraint systems. Terry’s experience as Director of Engineering also included obtaining FAA Supplemental Type Certificates for numerous modifications on multiple aircraft type, and assisting with incident investigation. Terry’s aviation experience also includes a detailed understanding of aircraft structural and aerodynamic design, aircraft avionics and controls systems, and aircraft power plants.
Terry received his BS in Aeronautical Engineering from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in 1992, and his J.D. from University of Maryland School of Law in 2000, where he graduated first in his class.