Firm technical focus
Our firm works in a team environment with 12 patent attorneys. Our team has extensive experience in the five main fields of engineering and science. We work within client requirements to assign the type of work coming in the door to the right patent attorney based on the technical and time sensitive nature of the work.
The five main fields of engineering and science that encompass most if not all areas of technological improvement are:
- Mechanical Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Software engineering
- Life sciences or biotech
Personal technical focus
My educational and work experiences both in industry and in the practice of law have given me the experience in the fields of mechanical design, software and mobile applications.
I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from California State Polytechnic University of Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona). My undergraduate course work focused heavily on hands on technical lab work.
I worked as an engineer designing fasteners for the aerospace engineers. They were not your normal fasteners you purchased from Home Depot. They were high tech safety critical fasteners. If they failed, a loss of life occurred.
My work experience as a patent attorney has given me the opportunity to work on software application such as internet applications and mobile applications. These include high level software applications. For low level software applications, these are assigned to one of the software patent attorneys at the firm.
My education and work experience has given me the unique skill set to handle all types of mechanical products, electro-mechanical products and other applications such as:
- Mechanical devices
- Medical devices
- Industrial products
- Consumer products
- Automated packaging machinery
- Manufacturing processes
- Mobile apps
- Business methods
The patent application is a unique document in that it requires two people with different skill sets to produce. The inventor is required. Otherwise, the patent attorney does not have an invention to write about. The patent attorney, although not required since inventor can file the patent application pro per, is necessary to draft up a well crafted patent application. Both individuals need each other to produce the patent application.
In my opinion, you should first look for a patent attorney with whom you can communicate with. Does he or she communicate a patent strategy that you can understand? Your patent attorney must be able to communicate complex legal ideas to you to help you make the right decisions. Your patent attorney must be able to craft a patent application that is clear to the patent examiner, to the judge, to the jury, to the licensee, to investors and anyone else that might have an interest in your idea. Also, he or she should have the wherewithal to learn and grasp the technology at a minimum.