Multi-technology proficient Attorney seeks IP / tech law position. Interests in litigation, patent prosecution and tech transactions.
Mar 2008 - Present
Counsel clients in patent law, corporate formation/dissolution, technology transfer, and contracts.
Apr 2008 - Present
Through Special Counsel
Reviewed clients documents for content, relevance, privilege and redactions.
Worked on pharmaceutical patent infringement case.
May 2008 - Oct 2008
Contract Intellectual Property Attorney (through Black Letter Discovery)
Reviewed client documents for content, relevance, privilege and redactions. Prepared privilege logs and exhibits.
Worked on pharmaceutical contract and medical device patent infringement cases.
Oct 2007 - Mar 2008
Patent Attorney - practice focused on patent prosecution in biotech and chemical fields.
Drafted claims and patent applications in pharmaceuticals, nanotechnology, and biotechnology, among others.
Drafted instructions to foreign associates for foreign patent prosecution.Prosecuted patent applications before the US Patent and Trademark Ofice.
Jun 2005 - Oct 2007
Practice focused on intellectual property law, including prosecution, litigation and technology transfer.
Drafted patent applications in pharmaceuticals, nanotechnology, flavorants, textiles and building materials, among others.
Assisted in preparing claim charts for patent interference cases.
Set up document collection and review for pharmaceutical patent infringement case.
Provided technical assistance on a wide variety of chemical related matters in prosecution, litigation and technology transfer.
Drafted technology development and transfer contract for software development firm.
Drafted patentability opinions on chemical and software related inventions.
Advise clients on trademarks, utility patents and design patents.
Experience in chemical processes, pharmaceuticals, food additives, nanotechnology, textiles, silicon processing and mechanical arts.
Mar 2005 - Sep 2005
Worked on two pharmaceutical mass tort cases, reviewing documents for content, relevance and privilege.
Jun 2004 - Mar 2005
Worked on estate matters including transfer of ownership of stocks and bonds and liquidation of assets.
Jun 2002 - Sep 2002
Drafted responses to office actions, prepared instructions for foreign associates, drafted amendments and claims, researched and wrote memoranda for both prosecution and litigation cases.Technologies utilized include biotechnical, chemical and semiconductor arts.
Jun 2001 - Aug 2001
Drafted responses to office actions, prepared instructions for foreign associates, drafted amendments and claims.Prepared sequence listings and information disclosure statements.
Technologies utilized include biotechnical and pharmaceutical arts.
Jun 2000 - Aug 2000
Patent Writer and Researcher
Researched and wrote initial draft of utility patent application in inorganic chemistry – publication number: US 2002/0140338 A1
Sep 1992 - Mar 2000
Supervised undergraduate labs in organic, physical and analytical chemistry.Designed analytical chemistry teaching experiments. Performed total synthesis of natural products, tested reaction mechanisms, conducted research to develop better methods of mass spectrometric protein and polymer analysis, analyzed samples by Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry.
Aug 1991 - Aug 1992
Prepared and analyzed aqueous and solid chemical samples for nuclear power plants.Performed analyses using ion chromatography, gamma-ray spectroscopy, flame atomic absorption and emission spectroscopy, graphite furnace absorption and emission spectroscopy, ion electrochemistry and titration.
Aug 2000 - May 2003
Senior Editor: COMM/ENT journal
Member: Hastings Intellectual Property Organization
Exchange Student: University of British Columbia Law School, Fall 2002
Awards:Witkin: Constitutional Law I; Trademarks and Unfair Competition
Best Oralist: UC Hastings Moot Court Class
Aug 1992 - Mar 2000
Master of Arts, organic chemistry, 1995
Ph.D. candidate, analytical chemistry, 1996 – 2000
Wrote research note published in Organic Procedures and Preparations, International.
Presented research at six national symposia.
Graduate level coursework includes: organic chemistry, analytical chemistry, biochemistry, mass spectrometry, and mathematical methods of analysis.
Jan 1988 - Jun 1991
Bachelor of Arts with honors, Chemistry, 1991
Second author on research paper published in Journal of Fluorine Chemistry
Conducted undergraduate research in organic chemistry.Transferred from: University of Chicago (1986 – 1987)