Before I was a founding partner of the Plus IP Firm, I worked as a Patent Examiner with the U.S. Patent Office. There, I examined software and database-related inventions submitted by individual inventors and large corporations, such as IBM, and decided whether they were patentable. I graduated from The Patent Academy at the U.S. Patent Office and progressed to handle a large caseload of patent applications in a wide variety of technical fields including computer software, hardware, memory caching, data processing and stochastic algorithms.
I was in the first class of attorneys Board Certified in Intellectual Property Law in 2007 and served for over 6 years on the certification committee, which wrote the certification exam and vetted applicants for board certification.
Now I bring the same first-hand experience to my clients, sharing my understanding of what types of inventions are accepted by the U.S. Patent Office and how to present the invention to increase the chances of success. When my clients encounter resistance at the U.S. Patent Office, I navigate the processes of my previous workplace to obtain our final goal. In addition to being a patent attorney and a board-certified specialist, I’ve studied astronomy at the University of Michigan, earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physics and Mathematics, and participated in particle physics research at Stanford University.
I’ve also spent time working in the private sector developing computer code as a professional software engineer for Trident Systems in northern Virginia.
In fact, I’m still writing software to this day in a variety of platforms including single board computers, microchips and systems on chip.
In addition to writing code, I also regularly contribute articles to the acclaimed patent website Florida Patent Lawyer blog.