"“Throughout my forty-plus year career I have always kept active at writing and prosecuting patent applications because it’s the most important thing we do – everything else flows from it.”"

Anthony W. Shaw | Patent Agent

Tony Shaw is a registered patent agent for DiBerardino McGovern IP Group LLC (DMIP Group). Tony helps domestic and international clients protect their intellectual property rights related to semiconductor fabrication, consumer electronic products, microprocessor designs, and more.

Tony graduated the Georgetown Law Center cum laude and was a member of the Georgetown Law Journal. He was a law clerk to the Honorable Giles S. Rich of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Tony has also taught as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown and Cornell Law School.Tony started his career doing exclusively patent procurement – writing patent applications and shepherding them through the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Although he also went on to gain experience in other aspects of patents, he has always tried to keep patent procurement as a substantial part of his practice. Tony has drafted applications for many top technology companies including Lockheed Martin, Apple, Lam Research Corporation, Cymer, and ASML.

Tony has also lectured extensively on various patent law topics including to the Intellectual Property Owners Organization, the ABA Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Section, the District of Columbia Bar Association, and the Rochester Patent Law Association. He was also qualified as an expert in U.S. patent law in the High Court of Justice, Chancery Division in London. He has been an editor on the AIPLA Quarterly Journal. He has been recognized by Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers magazines in the field of intellectual property and as an “IP Star” by Managing Intellectual Property.

When not at work Tony enjoys reading historical fiction and books about mathematics, watching 1960’s television, and cooking.

  • Georgetown Law, J.D. 1981 cum laude
  • Cornell University, M.Eng., Physics, 1977
  • Cornell University, A.B., Physics, 1976


  • The United States Patent and Trademark Office