Registered Patent Attorney (US Patent and Trademark Office) Jurisdictions: Indiana (... more
Registered Patent Attorney (US Patent and Trademark Office) Jurisdictions: Indiana (1983) North Carolina (1984) U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (1983) Northern District of Indiana (1983) Southern District of Indiana (1983) Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals (1983) Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals (2010) Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (2006) Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals (2010)
Before becomming an attorney, I completed my Ph.D. in ceramic engineering and worked... more
Before becomming an attorney, I completed my Ph.D. in ceramic engineering and worked as a research scientist for General Electric, desiging processes to make diamonds. I like to think of myself as an engineer with a law degree, bringing practical experience to the prosecution of patents for my clients. I am a licensed Patent Attorney, having passed the federal Patent Bar in 1997.
People who invent unique products and processes need patent prosecution attorneys to apply for government protection of their inventions. Patent application lawyers are uniquely qualified to file your patents with the U. S. Patent and Trademark Office, as they know what to file to show the unique quality of your invention and can clarify precisely why it differs from other similar patented inventions. The process is complex and a patent prosecution attorney usually has a related technical background. For example, a patent application attorney working on new cancer drugs may have a microbiology degree, or one working on new operating systems may have a computer science degree.