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TTB Technologies, LLC,
Ridgefield, CT June March.
CEO and Founder
• Directed and managed
the development, launch and commercialization of business networking
• Managed legal issues
relating to the company including, establishing corporate structure,
negotiating and drafting commercial contracts, and procuring patent
and trademark protection for company intellectual property.
• Successfully transferred business
to new management and new corporate entity.
Advanced Technology Materials,
Inc., Danbury, CT
Chief Intellectual Property
• Developed, implemented
and improved strategies for company executives, general counsel, and
senior sales and R&D management teams regarding intellectual property
matters, including patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright and antitrust
issues in corporate/commercial transactions and litigations.
Negotiated and drafted confidentiality agreements, license agreements,
joint development agreements, manufacturing agreements and global purchasing
• Developed and implemented
improved form confidentiality agreements, joint development agreements
and policies for conducting business under such agreements.
• Managed U.S. and foreign
intellectual property litigations.
• Conducted due diligence
evaluations of third party IP portfolios and managed and supervised
the drafting of patent opinions by outside counsel.
• Implemented and improved
company policies regarding intellectual property and other legal matters.
Supervised the maintenance of company’s intellectual property portfolio.
• Established improved
invention disclosure procedures, patent application drafting and filing
processes and patent prosecution strategies.
Meso Scale Diagnostics,
LLC., Gaithersburg, MD Former joint venture of IGEN International,
IGEN International, Inc.,
Gaithersburg, MD Jan. Jan.
Chief Intellectual Property
• Negotiated and drafted
corporate and commercial agreements culminating in the acquisition of
IGEN by Roche Holding Ltd. and spinoff of BioVeris Corporation; developed
strategy and prepared initiation of simultaneous patent litigations
in United States and Europe.
• Developed strategy for
company executives, general counsel, senior management, sales management,
and inventors regarding intellectual property matters, including patent,
trademark, trade secret, copyright and antitrust issues in corporate/commercial
transactions and litigations.
• Counseled and supported
business development and technology groups; drafted, reviewed and negotiated
license, material transfer, supply and nondisclosure agreements; reviewed
sales & marketing materials.
• Performed due diligence
evaluations of intellectual property and prepared patent opinions.
• Developed and maintained
company’s patent, trademark and copyright portfolio.
• Established New York
office and managed integration of additional personnel including second
patent attorney and Ph.D. patent agent.
LAW FIRM EXPERIENCE
Winston & Strawn,
New York, NY Sept. to Dec.
Whitman Breed Abbott &
Morgan LLP, New York, NY Nov. to Sept.
merged with Winston & Strawn in Sept. .
Curtis, Morris & Safford,
P.C., New York, NY Apr. to Nov. Firm dissolved in
Nov. ; joined several former Curtis, Morris & Safford attorneys
in forming Intellectual Property Department at Whitman Breed Abbott
• Negotiated, evaluated,
and prepared nondisclosure agreements and intellectual property aspects
of asset purchase agreements, stock purchase agreements, intellectual
property assignments and licenses, teaming agreements, and technology
development agreements including beta licenses and software development
• Prepared and evaluated
descriptions of intellectual property assets for private placement disclosures.
due diligence evaluations of intellectual property.
and advised clients in negotiations for resolving ownership, right to
use and license disputes.
• Prepared patent opinions
relating to infringement, validity and enforceability issues.
• Prepared experts for
deposition and drafted summary judgment motions, discovery requests
and responses, complaints, answers, and proposed jury instructions.
depositions and prepared experts and witnesses for trial in patent litigations,
including pharmaceutical litigations.
discovery in patent litigations.
Advised and assisted in the formation of a fullservice intellectual
property department within general practice firm.
• Managed and supervised
patent prosecution docket for Fortune company.
• Served as lead
associate and primary contact for several firm clients, including large
privately held multinational company and webbased businesses.
• Advised on and devised
strategy for company executives, inhouse counsel, management, and inventors
regarding intellectual property matters, including patent, trademark,
trade secret, copyright and antitrust issues.
patentability, infringement and validity opinions.
• Prepared and prosecuted
U.S. and foreign patent applications for Internetbased services and
products, “business methods” and in chemical, biotechnical and mechanical
arts including preparation of responses to office actions and
conducting examiner interviews; prepared and prosecuted trademark applications.
Drafted legal memoranda and researched and analyzed legal issues relating
to patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright and antitrust issues.
United States Patent and
Trademark Office, Washington, D.C. Jan. to Mar.
Examined patent applications
for inventions relating to high temperature oxide superconductors, coatings,
ceramics, pigments, piezoelectric materials and dental compositions.
George Mason University School of Law, Arlington, VA
Juris Doctor, December
Columbia University, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Henry
Krumb School of Mines,
Bachelor of Science, May ; Major: Metallurgy & Materials Science.
• Conference Chair:
Chaired session entitled “Concept to Product: Intellectual Property
& Business Development” at The Society for Biological Screening,
th Annual Conference & Exhibition, September ,
Presentation entitled “A Comparison of Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights,
and Trade Secrets”, The Society for Biological Screening, th
Annual Conference & Exhibition, September , , The Hague,
• Sole Inventor:
U.S. Patent No. ,, “Electronic Advertising Device and Method
of Using the Same“; U.S. Patent Nos. ,, and ,, “Computerbased
Networking Method and System for Performing the Same“.
Member of New York Bar; Registered to practice before the United States
Patent and Trademark Office Reg. ,; Member of American Intellectual
Property Law Association.