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.
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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
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
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)
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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