How I represent clients at Schwabe
I have over 25 years of experience working with technology clients to prepare and prosecute U.S. and international patent applications. With an advanced technical education background, I’m able to confidently advise on patents for a variety of technologies, including computer hardware and software, computer networks, cell phone networks, application performance management, semiconductor fabrication and operation, and consumer electronics. I believe in working patiently to understand clients’ inventions given the state-of-the-art to best guide the possible scope of patent protection.
Before joining Schwabe, I worked in Connecticut, New York, and California at various patent boutique firms, as well as a general practice firm. My technical expertise spans semiconductor memory hardware, fabrication and operation, including 2D and 3D NAND memory, virtual reality and 3D cameras, and wrist-worn exercise monitoring devices.
Prior to law school, I worked as a senior analytical engineer analyzing aircraft engine performance data and developing control logic and computer simulations. After law school, I followed my J.D. with a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering.
- Advised a semiconductor memory client in evaluating invention disclosures for patenting, advising on the potential scope of protection and preparing and prosecuting numerous patent applications.
- Performed a comprehensive prior art search for a manufacturer of consumer electronics to knock out a competitor’s potential infringement claim.
- Obtained patents for enhancing televised programming of popular sporting events.
- Assisted clients in developing patentable ideas in invention harvesting sessions.
- University of Connecticut, Masters of Science degree, Electrical Engineering (1996), School of Law, Juris Doctor degree, with honors (1994)
- University of Southern California, Bachelor of Science degree, Aerospace Engineering, magna cum laude (1985)
- California State Courts
- Connecticut State Courts
- New York State Courts
- U.S. Court of Appeals - Federal Circuit
- U.S. District Court - District of Connecticut
- U.S. District Court - Northern District of California
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
- Connecticut Intellectual Property Law Association, Member (1996-2000)
- Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Member (2008-2017)
“Inventorship in Patent Applications Must Be Carefully Considered,” E-commerce Law & Strategy Newsletter (December 2001)
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