Attorney at Law
Dunning IP Law
Oct 2013 - Present
Providing legal services in patent, copyright, and trademark law. Drafting and filing utility patent applications, design patent applications, provisional patent applications, international (PCT) patent applications, Office Action responses, and patentability opinions.
Patent Law & Venture Group
Jan 2013 - Apr 2013
Responsibilities included: Conducting client interviews, drafting patentability opinions based on prior art searches, drafting provisional patent applications, drafting utility patent applications, drafting responses to USPTO Office Actions, and reviewing issued patents for errors. Primary technologies: medical, mechanical, software.
The Law Offices of Andrew D. Fortney, Ph.D., P.C.
Patent Attorney (started as "Technical Advisor")
Sep 2007 - Dec 2012
Primary responsibility: Drafting responses to USPTO and foreign Office Actions including claim amendments, Rule 131 & 132 declarations, appeal briefs, and related activities. Technologies: semiconductor manufacturing and electronics hardware (including RFID tags, flash memory, and digital imaging), optics, software, mechanical devices, agricultural equipment, and educational toys.