Partner at HEA Law PLLC, Washington D.C.
Mr. Auito, JD, MSE, MBA, is an intellectual property (IP) attorney with over 14 years of experience managing and monetizing IP portfolios, preparing and prosecuting patent and trademark applications, advising on freedom-to-operate matters, dispute resolution, litigation and branding. He represents clients of all sizes, ranging from Fortune 500 corporations to startups, on IP and business law matters. Mr. Auito serves on the Business Growth Council (BGC) and on the Advisory Board of the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBEC) in Washington DC. He also holds advisor positions with several technology startup companies (mobile payments, UAV, blockchain). Mr. Auito also presents emerging legal and technical topics to trade organizations, professional associations, and universities throughout the United States and Asia. Prior to forming HEA Law, PLLC, he was equity partner for several years at a former top 25 IP law firm in Washington DC. Before law school, Mr. Auito was a project engineer at Applied Safety & Ergonomics, Inc., an engineering consulting firm in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where he analyzed product designs and performed accident analysis and reconstruction, and he was an engineer at ACR Industries, a gear and component manufacturer servicing the aerospace industry.

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