Daryl Achilles focuses his practice on patent prosecution in the areas of optics, photonics, imaging systems (including terahertz imaging, confocal microscopy, fluorescence-lifetime imaging microscopy (FLIM), and endoscopy), quantum information/computation (including optical and superconducting implementations), medical devices, mobile communications (including 4G and LTE technologies), and computer hardware and software.
Prior to joining the firm, Daryl was a science advisor at a firm focused on litigation where he served as an in-house science expert, investigating and assisting in all technical aspects of patent litigation, including prior art searching, validity and infringement analyses, discovery requests/responses, motion drafting, deposition and trial preparation. Daryl also worked closely with professors, clients, inventors, industry experts, corporate executives and attorneys to efficiently solve complex patent litigation problems.
Daryl has hands-on laboratory experience working in the area of ultrafast laser systems, quantum optics, quantum information, quantum cryptography, polarization optics, photonics, fiber optics, and nonlinear optics. As an undergraduate at the University of Illinois, Daryl’s thesis research focused on using interferometers to investigate geometric phases of mixed quantum states, an area of research that is important for developing robust quantum gates for use in quantum computing. His doctoral research at the University of Oxford related generally to quantum information and quantum optics, specifically focused on the generation and characterization of nonclassical states of light using nonlinear optics, ultrafast laser sources and fiber optical components. After graduate school, he was a research associate at MagiQ Technologies, researching and developing sources of entangled photons for use in quantum cryptography.