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Dave and Debbie Winters

The 917 Society is excited to have as Founders Club members, David and Debbie Winters.

David Winters is a retired naval officer of the combat line, and patent Attorney, admitted before the Tennessee Bar, the US Patent and Trademark Office, and the United States Supreme Court. He previously served as an international business consultant and negotiator in Europe and Asia. He earned his undergraduate degree from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, and his Master of Science from the University of Southern Mississippi, Gulfport. Additionally, he is a law graduate of Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, England, and Southern Illinois University School of Law, Carbondale.

Long a sailing skipper and aviator, he enjoys writing, working on his boat, and piloting an antique airplane on the increasingly rare occasions when he and his aircraft are simultaneously in flying condition. His most recent book is The Pirate�s Guide to Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights.

Commander Winters is married to former Army nurse, Colonel Debbie Tipton-Winters and they have three audacious offspring, Dr. Ian Winters, Miss Patience Winters, and Dr. Charity Winters.

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