Curran - Utility Patent Application Drafting and Prosecution - New York, NY, USA


Utility Patent Application Drafting and Prosecution


Patent Attorney registered to practice before the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO).

Pre-filing prior art searches.
Draft, file, and prosecute patent applications.
PCT International patent applications.
Validity/Invalidity searches and opinions.
Infringement/Non-infringement analyses and opinions.

Technologies previously handled include: nonvolatile solid state flash memory arrays; semiconductor manufacturing methods and equipment; solar panels and photovoltaic windows; computer hardware and software; mechanical, electromechanical, electronic, electrochemical, biotech, and medical devices; business methods; internet applications; and wireless communication.


Work History

Senior Patent Attorney

Dugan & Dugan, PC

December 2007 - October 2009

Patent drafting and prosecution related to semiconductor manufacturing and computer memory (three-dimensional non-volatile memory matrices)

Managing Attorney, Owner

Curran Patent Law

From November 2006

Intellectual Property Asset Management and Protection, including general client counseling and preparing, filing and prosecuting patent and trademark applications

Of Counsel

Kaplan Gilman Gibson & Dernier (since dissolved)

April 2006 - November 2006

Patent drafting and prosecution related to computer architecture, business methods, biomedical devices, medical therapies, photovoltaic / solar panel manufacturing

Senior IP Attorney / IP Strategist


July 2002 - February 2006

Intellectual Property Asset Management, Patent Portfolio Management, IP Strategy, Project Management within SAP Global IP Group, all related to Software

Associate Patent Attorney

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel

June 2000 - May 2002

Patent application drafting & prosecution related to consumer appliances, electromechanical devices, fluid combustion assemblies, software, shock absoprtion systems

Associate Patent Attorney

Clifford Chance Rogers & Wells

September 1999 - June 2000

Patent litigation related to pharmaceuticals (chemotherapy) & patent prosecution related to wireless technology and financial transactions

Associate Attorney

Fish & Neave

September 1997 - September 1999

Patent litigation related to pharmaceuticals (nitroglycerin), biomedical devices (transdermal drug delivery patches), Abbreviated New Drug Applications (ANDAs), wireless techonology (power consumption management), semiconductor processing (anisotropic etching)

Qualifications & Certifications


Loyola University Chicago School of Law


Loyola University of Chicago

BA with honors (German Dept)

Northwestern University

Study Abroad / Exchange Student

Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München / University of Munich

High School Diploma

University High School at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Mittlere Reife / Fachoberschulreife

Städtisches Gymnasium Petershagen, Nordrhein-Westfalen

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