Derrick L. Fields

Patent Agent
Derrick is a patent agent in Arent Fox’s Intellectual Property department where he specializes in the preparation and prosecution of patent applications.
Derrick Fields, Patent Agent, Washington, DC at Arent Fox LLP

Derrick resides in the firm’s Washington, DC office.  

Previous Work

Derrick began his career in intellectual property after graduate school at the US Patent and Trademark Office (PTO). As a patent examiner, he examined in the art technologies of facsimile and image processing and medical devices. After a couple of years at the PTO, he then went on to work for an IP boutique firm where he prepared and prosecuted patent applications related to optical communications, telecommunications, and computer software technologies. He also worked at a large IP litigation firm where he engaged in patent prosecution and litigation support. Prior to his career in IP, Derrick worked as an electrical engineer for Dow Chemical, AT&T, and Jacobs Engineering. 

Life Beyond the Law

Derrick has been a CrossFit Coach/Trainer for 6 years. He also enjoys traveling, mentoring the youth, and recreational sports when he’s not injured.

  • Practices
  • Bar & Court Admissions
    • US Patent and Trademark Office Bar
  • Education
    University of Maryland School of Law
    JD
    ,
    2008
    Georgia Institute of Technology
    MS
    ,
    1995
    Southern University
    MS
    ,
    1994