Hard IP LLC
Founder and Managing Principal
May 2016 - Present
My practice is focused on patent prosecution and contentious inter and ex parte post-grant and reissue work. I provide my clients with creative, cost-effective solutions, including patent portfolio design and strategic inter partes review (IPR/PGR/CBM) and ex parte reexamination tactics. With a decade of patent experience, I have drafted and procured hundreds of patents for large corporations.
Registered Patent Agent
Mar 2015 - May 2016
*Managed patent portfolios for sophisticated Fortune 500 companies.
*Drafted, filed, and prosecuted U.S. patent applications for inventions in both hardware and software fields including semiconductors, digital circuits, hardware memory, virtual reality (VR) headset, database management, production rule systems, video sharing platforms, mobile apps, mobile transmission and communication, etc.
Wolff & Samson
Jun 2011 - Feb 2015
*Advised clients regarding patentability and portfolio strategy.
*Drafted and filed U.S. (domestic and national phase) and PCT patent applications for inventions in diverse fields, including cloud computing, audio and video compression, telecommunications, network virtualization, wireless architecture and protocols, medical devices, and network security.
*Prosecuted utility/design patent apps.
Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP
Jun 2010 - Apr 2011
Prosecuted utility and design patent applications, conducted Examiner interviews, and provided analyses on issues such as patentability, infringement and invalidity.
Wolff & Samson
Jan 2010 - Jun 2010
Involved in all aspects of patent prosecution from conception to post-issuance.
Jack Schwartz & Associates
Technical Advisor/Patent Agent
Jul 2006 - Nov 2009
Prosecuted U.S. utility applications, including drafting office action responses and appeal briefs; drafted office action responses for foreign prosecution; clients included Siemens and Technicolor.