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  1. Intellectual Property: 100%



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P O Box 720
Brownville, ME, 04414


MEAuthorized to practice law200209/14/2015
AZAdministrative - Not authorized to practice197605/25/2015
MINot authorized to practice196612/30/2009

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Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Senior Patent CounselMaine Patent Program2005 - 2010
DirectorMaine Patent Program2001 - 2005
PartnerCooley Godward1993 - 2000
PartnerFlehr, Hohbach, Test, Allbritton & Herbert1986 - 1993
PartnerGregg, Caplan & Higgins1978 - 1986
Director of Patents & TrademarksNational Semiconductor Corporation1976 - 1978
Senior Patent AttorneyMotorola, Inc.1974 - 1976
Sole PractitionerWillis E. Higgins, Esq.1973 - 1974
Patent AttorneyIBM Corporation1967 - 1973
Patent AttorneyDow Chemical Corporation1965 - 1967
Association NamePosition NameDuration
State Bar of California, Intellectual Property Law SectionExecutive Committee1988 - 1991
Peninsula Patent Law AssociationPresident1984 - 1985
American Intellectual Property Law AssociationMember1980 - Present
American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law SectionMember1966 - Present
Publication NameTitleDate
Hastings Communications and Entertainment Law Journal"The Case for Software Patents"1992
New Matter (State Bar of California IP Section)"Lotus v. Paperback Software: Copyright Protection for User Interface Sequence, Structure and Organization"1989
New Matter (State Bar of California IP Section)"The Federal Circuit and Obviousness"1989
Hastings Communications and Entertainment Law Journal"Technological Poetry: The Interface between Copyrights and Patents for Software"1989
Journal of the Patent Office SocietyThe Significance of Preambles in Chemical Composition Claims'1967
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Univ of Chicago Law SchoolN/Alaw1965
Univ of PittsburghChemical Engineeringundergraduate1962
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Fourth Annual Computer Law Symposium"A Defense of Software Patents"1992