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Multi-technology proficient Attorney seeks IP / tech law position.  Interests in litigation, patent prosecution and tech transactions.

Work experience

Apr 2008Present

Contract Attorney

Through Special Counsel

Reviewed clients documents for content, relevance, privilege and redactions.

Worked on pharmaceutical patent infringement case.

Mar 2008Present



Counsel clients in patent law, corporate formation/dissolution, technology transfer, and contracts.  

May 2008Oct 2008

Contract Attorney

Bingham McCutchen

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 2007Mar 2008

Patent Attorney

Bozicevic Field and Francis LLP

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 2005Oct 2007


Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney

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 2005Sep 2005

Contract Attorney

Black Letter Discovery

Worked on two pharmaceutical mass tort cases, reviewing documents for content, relevance and privilege.

Jun 2004Mar 2005


Unique Law

Worked on estate matters including transfer of ownership of stocks and bonds and liquidation of assets. 

Jun 2002Sep 2002

Summer Associate

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 2001Aug 2001

Law Clerk

Bozicevic Field and Francis

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 2000Aug 2000

Patent Writer and Researcher

Researched and wrote initial draft of utility patent application in inorganic chemistry – publication number: US 2002/0140338 A1

Sep 1992Mar 2000

Teaching/Research Assistant

University Of Texas at Austin

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 1991Aug 1992

Analytical Chemistry

NWT Corporation

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 2000May 2003


University of California, Hastings College of the Law

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 1992Mar 2000


University of Texas at Austin

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 1988Jun 1991


University of California, Santa Cruz

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)