Attorney Bio

Mr. DiBuduo is a patent attorney and shareholder at Dowling Aaron Incorporated in Fresno, CA that has been registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. His practice is focused on all aspects of intellectual property law, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, Internet law, and unfair competition.

Marcus N. DiBuduo

Before turning to the practice of law, Mr. DiBuduo was employed as an electrical engineer.  He has developed cellular communications and geo-location firmware for a startup research and development laboratory, and has developed power and motion control circuitry for a leader in the surveillance equipment industry.  He is also the named inventor on two United States Patents: U.S. Patent 6,980,781 for “Dynamic second stage filtering for pilot energy strength measurements” and U.S. Patent 6,999,778 for “Multipath assistance for pilot phase measurement processes”.  Against this backdrop, Mr. DiBuduo is uniquely positioned to help clients secure patent protection on their inventions – he understands both the technical design and legal goals.

Mr. DiBuduo has a Distinguished® Peer Review Rating in Intellectual Property, Patents and Litigation from Martindale-Hubbell and has been selected for inclusion to the Northern California SuperLawyers® List.  These peer recognitions exemplify Mr. DiBuduo’s legal abilities and ethical standards.


San Joaquin College of Law (J.D., with distinction).

While in attendance at SJCL, Mr. DiBuduo received Witkin Awards for Academic Excellence in Remedies, Federal Courts, Advanced Research & Writing, and Law Practice Management.

California State University, Fresno (B.S., Electrical Engineering, ).

While in attendance at CSUF, Mr. DiBuduo focused his studies on digital communications theory, was invited to be a member of Tau Beta Pi and Eta Kappa Nu honor societies, and was an active member and president of the student branch of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers.

Admitted to Practice

All State Courts Within the State of California
United States Patent and Trademark Office
United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
U.S. District Court, Central District of California

Professional Activities

State Bar of California, Intellectual Property Law Section
American Intellectual Property Law Association
International Trademark Association
American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section
Association of Business Trial Lawyers, San Joaquin Valley
Federal Bar Association, Intellectual Property and Communications Law Section
Federal Circuit Bar Association
Fresno County Bar Association

* Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. This selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

** Martindale-Hubbell DistinguishedSM is a certification mark used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell® certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.