Warner Joseph Delaune

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Of Counsel
Chase North Tower
450 Laurel Street
20th Floor
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70801
T: 225.381.7032
F: 225.382.0232

Warner J. Delaune is a member of the Firm's Intellectual Property Group. Through his representation of both large and small companies, he has written and prosecuted numerous patent applications across a wide range of technologies, including medical and biomechanical devices, cancer diagnostic methods, sporting goods, firearms, watercraft, computer networking, wastewater treatment, recycling processes, metal cleaning and coating, electromechanical control systems, oil and gas extraction, coastal erosion mitigation systems, and manufacturing equipment. He has extensive experience in the management of international patent portfolios and the development of licensing strategies for many clients. He is a registered patent attorney licensed to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in patent cases.

Warner also has extensive experience in evaluating patents and providing opinions regarding clearance or freedom-to-operate, validity and invalidity, reverse engineering and design-around efforts, patentability, re-examinations and non-infringement.

Warner also counsels clients in transactional matters involving intellectual property, including license agreements, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, and other technology transfers, and he conducts due diligence searches in connection with such transactions. In addition, he handles intellectual property litigation matters in both federal and state court, and adversarial proceedings within the USPTO, including post-grant patent reviews, inter partes patent reviews, trademark oppositions and trademark cancellations.

Mr. Delaune received his undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University in mechanical engineering, and he was employed with Texas Instruments, Inc., in the Defense Systems and Electronics Group, where he designed infrared systems for use on military vehicles. He also participated in flight testing of those systems on both fixed wing aircraft and helicopters.

Patent Prosecution and Analysis

Medical Devices and Technology

  • Total knee arthroplasty
  • Tibial osteotomy devices
  • Spinal fixation and testing methods
  • Vagus nerve stimulation for chronic intractable hiccups
  • Medication dispensers
  • Bidirectional suture anchors
  • Tracheotomy tubes
  • Wheelchair design
  • Ophthalmic surgical devices
  • Valvulotome for arterial bypass surgery
  • Childbirth delivery devices
  • Embalming fluids and methods of preserving tissue
  • Wireless control of insulin pumps
  • Thromboembolism filter insertion device
  • Improved distal radius fixation plate
  • Tympanic membrane perforation repair
  • Automated systems for anti-cancer drug candidate evaluation
  • Topical formulation for detoxification of urushiol
  • Mobile radiology imaging system

Electro-Mechanical and Industrial

  • Vocal tuning device for microphones
  • Ecological snack bag
  • Cleaning and coating conductive metal surfaces using electro-plasma
  • Decorative lights
  • Ratchet strapping device
  • Coastal erosion control devices
  • Shoreline stabilization systems
  • Safety barrier for vehicles and cranes
  • Home security hinge and striker plate system
  • Process for control of rotary breakers
  • Recycling system for recovery of oil filters
  • Animal attractant dispenser system
  • Magnetic rotary seals
  • Fluid cooled high temperature resistant floating barrier for oil spills
  • Flanking rudder steering system for watercraft
  • Wastewater treatment devices
  • Aerobic wastewater treatment system for small flows
  • Aircraft liquid dispensing system for oil spills and fires
  • Terminal device for grounding direct current electrical component
  • Tank cleaning system using heated exhaust liquid
  • Floating media bioclarifiers
  • Automated rail inspection systems
  • Enhanced power conversion efficiency from thermoelectric metamaterials
  • Feedwell assembly for sugar clarifier
  • Aerial work platform using composite materials

Computer Implemented Business Methods

  • Video signal conversion for liquid crystal displays
  • Teacher observation and evaluation system for mobile devices
  • Student testing system and method for mobile devices
  • Unified media broadcasting and communication system
  • Talent booking system and method
  • Media Radio with User Selectable Content
  • System for monitoring land use activities
  • Copyright status determination system and method

Oilfield and Energy

  • Down hole oil fishing tools
  • Down hole filtration subs
  • Measurement while drilling (MWD) tool with improved interconnect
  • Method of cleaning a well bore prior to cementing
  • Flexible bulk container with supporting side beams
  • Drilling device and method of drilling well bores
  • Treatment of fluids with electromagnetic radiation
  • Processing system for condensing hydrocarbon emissions from a vapor stream
  • Dual hose reel system for transferring crude oil
  • Oil boom cleaning system
  • Oil recovery pool system
  • Submerged barge oil recovery system
  • Separation vessel for solids removal from oil production
  • Articulated load tester for oilfield equipment
  • Unmanned traversal and inspection system for undersea equipment
  • Hydrocarbon tank cleaning device and method
  • Portable cart for solar energy conversion

Sporting Goods

  • Basketball rebound device
  • Golf swing analyzers
  • Fish hook removers
  • Reel seat having integrated line cutter
  • Waterproof audio reproduction and storage device
  • Modular safety ladder system for hunters
  • Tree stands for hunters
  • ATV loading ramp

Firearms and Shooting Accessories

  • Torso simulator for ballistics testing
  • Large caliber bullpup rifle with linear hammer
  • System for joining barrel to receiver of bolt action rifle
  • Semiautomatic firearm having lighter cocking action
  • Adjustable gun rests
  • Camera mounts for firearms
  • Motion compensation system for scoped rifles
  • GPS location systems for firearms

Publications & Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker – "Patent Law Landscape - Recent Shifts and What You Need to Know," New Orleans BioInnovation Center, June 22, 2015

Professional Honors & Activities

  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® since 2009 in the areas of Intellectual Property Law and Technology Law 
  • Member – Advisory Board, Louisiana Business and Technology Center at Louisiana State University (2006 – 2008)
  • Member – Louisiana Technology Council
  • Member – Louisiana State Bar, Section on Intellectual Property
  • Member –American Bar Association, Section on Intellectual Property
  • Member – American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Recipient – Baker Donelson's 2011 Baton Rouge Office Pro Bono Award
  • Past Assistant Instructor – Engineering Graphics, Louisiana State University

Admissions

  • Louisiana, 1991
  • U.S. District Courts, for the Middle, Eastern, and Western Districts of Louisiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Education

  • Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University, J.D., 1991
  • Louisiana State University, B.S., 1986
    • Received Outstanding Senior Design Project award for a veterinary spinal testing device, 1985