My Intellectual Property and patent law experience
Helping startups get the intellectual property they need to grow
In addition to being a patent attorney, I am
also a PhD with an R&D and engineering background.
I have personally done a lot of R&D, software, and design.
I have invented medical devices, and have founded startups. My experience has included managing teams of scientists and engineers from
the fields of software, electronics, mechanical engineering, biophysics, and operations.
I have also had years of experience in various general
management and intellectual property (IP) management positions in both large corporations and VC-backed
given me an unusually broad legal/technical/business perspective which can add value to your work.
Patent attorney (Legal) and technical (science, engineering) experience
My experience includes
Founder/CEO/CTO of a VC-backed startup (now part of Acon)
Director R&D, Johnson & Johnson (LifeScan)
Creation and management of various corporate patent portfolios
Freedom of action analysis
IP due diligence studies & litigation support
Collaboration with large and small law firms
In addition to US patent law, I also have a strong understanding of international patent law, and I work with independent
inventors, startup corporations, established corporations, and research
institutes around the world. I am based in Los Gatos California, north of San Jose in the Silicon Valley part of the San Francisco Bay Area (not far from Apple in Cupertino).
Attorney (legal) and science/engineering (technical) education