Contract Patent Attorney
Burr & Brown – Syracuse, NY – 2016-06 – Present
I prosecute patent applications in fields of robotics, industrial machinery, filters, furniture, and the like, for
multiple Applicants located in Europe and Asia.
Senior Patent Counsel
Martin & Ferraro – Hartville, OH – 2011-11 – 2016-09
I prosecuted patent applications in mechamicsl and electro-mechanical fields, particularly in the field of medical products on behalf of surgeons and medical product corporations.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP – Washington, DC – 1988-06 – 2011-11
I wrote and prosecuted patent applications, wrote infringement, validity, and freedom to operate opinions,
provided training to junior US attorneys and clents in areas of US patent law, and litigated patent infringement cases, focusing primarily on mechanical and electro-mechanical technologies. Supervised a team of 10 -20 associate attorneys performing all of the ip work on behalf of a major Japanese automobile corporation.
U.S. Naval Academy
Georgetown University Law Center
U.S. Navy Nuclear Power School
Mechanical and electro-mechanical patent prosecution, opinion drafting, and litigation
Service Country: United States
1979-06 – 1984-06
Nuclear submarine officer; nuclear engineering officer.
Registered to practice at USPTO
1989-06 – Present
USPTO Registration # 33, 871
Member, Virginia State Bar
Electronics and Computer Hardware & Software
Energy & Power Distribution Technologies
Internet & e-Commerce
Consumer Products & Services
Telecommunications & Wireless devices
Aerospace & Transportation Technology