Authors

Arpita Bhattacharyya, Ph.D.Arpita Bhattacharyya, Ph.D., Contributing Author

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Arpita Bhattacharyya primarily works on drafting and prosecuting patent applications, portfolio management and analysis, due diligence investigations, freedom-to-operate analysis, and providing litigation support in the field of life sciences and medical devices.

 

Anita BhushanAnita Bhushan, Contributing Author

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Anita Bhushan practices all aspects of patent law, with a particular emphasis on litigation before the U.S. district courts and the ITC. She has experience in a wide range of electrical and semiconductor technologies, particularly in the telecommunications industry and in nanoscale semiconductor device fabrication and characterization.

 

Adriana BurgyAdriana L. Burgy, Contributing Author

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Adriana Burgy’s practice focuses on opinion work, client counseling, patent prosecution and management, and litigation in the chemical, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology arts. With the changing landscape under the America Invents Act (AIA), Ms. Burgy has counseled clients to not only prepare for the historic reforms, but also to develop long-term strategies moving forward under this new regime.

 

Aliza GeorgeAliza G. Carrano, Contributing Author

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Aliza George is a registered patent attorney, focusing her practice on complex patent litigation before the U.S. district courts and the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC). She works on litigation matters in a variety of technologies, primarily in the electrical, software, optical technology, wireless technology, business methods, and mechanical fields.

 

Alex Kwan-Ho Chung, Ph.D.Alex Kwan-Ho Chung, Ph.D., Contributing Author

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Alex Chung focuses his practice on patent litigation, post-grant proceedings, strategic counseling, and patent prosecution, primarily in biotechnology and pharmaceutical areas.

 

Elliot C. Cook, Contributing Author

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Elliot Cook maintains a diverse intellectual property practice, including patent litigation, post-grant patent challenges, patent prosecution, and patent monetization.

 

Saba DaneshvarSaba N. Daneshvar, Contributing Author

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Saba Daneshvar focuses his practice on several areas of patent law, including patent litigation, patent prosecution, and proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). He has a technical background in civil engineering and experience working with various mechanical technologies.

 

Rachel L. EmsleyRachel L. Emsley, Contributing Author

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Rachel Emsley focuses on patent prosecution, client counseling, district court litigation, and appeals, with an emphasis on patents related to electronic technology, computer software, business methods, internet applications, and medical devices. Her patent office practice includes strategic advice; opinions; drafting and prosecuting U.S. and foreign patent applications; and representing clients in post-grant review proceedings, including reexamination, inter partes review, and the transitional program for covered business method patents.

 

Elizabeth D. FerrillElizabeth D. Ferrill, Contributing Author

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Beth Ferrill is a registered patent attorney with a background in computer science. Her practice includes primarily utility and design patent litigation and design patent prosecution. Currently, she focuses on litigation at the U.S. district courts, International Trade Commission, and the Federal Circuit in the areas of software- and hardware- related technologies and design patents.

 

Anthony A. HartmannAnthony A. Hartmann, Contributing Author

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Anthony Hartmann focuses his practice on post-grant proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and complex patent litigation matters in U.S. federal district courts and the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), representing domestic and international clients.

 

John HornickJohn F. Hornick, Contributing Author

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John Hornick has litigated close to 100 IP cases in more than 30 U.S. federal courts in 18 states; five U.S. circuit courts of appeals; the U.S. Supreme Court; the ITC; the National Arbitration Forum; WIPO; the American Arbitration Association; and the TTAB. Mr. Hornick also focuses on IP issues of 3D printing.

 

Clara N. JimenezClara N. Jimenez, Contributing Author

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Clara Jimenez focuses her practice on patent prosecution, client counseling, post-grant practice and patent litigation in the chemical, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, and medical device industries. Ms. Jimenez has assisted in post-grant proceedings before the USPTO including inter partes reexams, interferences, and inter partes reviews.

 

Christopher C. JohnsChristopher C. Johns, Contributing Author

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Christopher Johns focuses on drafting and prosecuting patent applications related to electronics, electrical engineering, software, telecommunications, and business methods. He also provides freedom-to-operate opinions and other client counseling services.

 

Anthony J. LombardiAnthony J. Lombardi, Contributing Author

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Anthony Lombardi practices litigation and patent prosecution. He also provides strategic counseling to clients regarding pre-litigation, portfolio development, patent monetization, and licensing activities.

 

Jia LuJia Lu, Contributing Author

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Jia Lu focuses on patent litigation, prosecution, post-grant procedures, and client counseling in the fields of electrical and computer technologies, telecommunications, and business methods.

 

Timothy P. McAnultyTimothy P. McAnulty, Contributing Author

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Timothy McAnulty focuses his practice on contentious patent proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), including post-grant proceedings under the America Invents Act (AIA), reexaminations, and interferences. These proceedings often relate to and directly impact issues in parallel district court litigations, and Mr. McAnulty works closely with litigation counsel to coordinate strategies.

 

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Shaton C. Menzie, Contributing Author

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Shaton Menzie practices all aspects of patent law, with a particular emphasis on patent litigation in district courts and strategic client counseling. Her technical experience includes computer network authentication and security software, data retrieval and archiving software, wireless communication devices and systems, computer architecture, consumer electronics, and various other Internet-related technologies.

 

Justin N. MullenJustin N. Mullen, Contributing Author

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Justin Mullen focuses on drafting and prosecuting patent applications related to digital electronics, wireless communication, computer software, control systems, and business methods. He also has experience drafting and prosecuting patent applications focused on software, electronics, cellular networks, and mechanical devices. Previously, he served as a patent examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for four years. His work there involved examining patent applications related to multiplex networking, including Voice over IP (VoIP).

 

Aaron ParkerAaron L. Parker, Contributing Author

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Aaron Parker focuses his practice on patent litigation before U.S. district courts. He has particular experience in pre-litigation analysis, electronic discovery, managing fact discovery, reports and depositions in expert discovery, and summary judgment briefing. Mr. Parker’s practice also includes client counseling on complex patent prosecution, including reexamination.

 

Stephanie SnadersStephanie M. Sanders, Contributing Author

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Stephanie Sanders is the IP Training Manager at Finnegan. She has extensive experience in U.S. patent prosecution and currently advises and trains Finnegan attorneys and staff on all aspects of patent prosecution and practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Ms. Sanders previously served as a patent examiner at the USPTO, where she examined patent applications in the computer processor art.

 

David C. SeastrunkDavid C. Seastrunk, Contributing Author

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David Seastrunk focuses his practice on patent litigation and prosecution, with an emphasis on electrical and mechanical technologies.

 

Jon T. Self, Ph.D.Jon T. Self, Ph.D., Contributing Author

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Jon Self focuses on patent litigation, patent prosecution, patent office trials, and strategic counseling in the fields of biologics and biosimilars, biotechnology, and pharmaceuticals.

 

 

Erin SommersErin M. Sommers Ph.D., Contributing Author

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Erin Sommers focuses her practice on patent litigation and prosecution, primarily in the chemical and pharmaceutical areas. In her prosecution practice, she assists clients with global management of their patent portfolios and has successfully argued on their behalf before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).

 

Linda ThayerLinda J. Thayer, Contributing Author

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Linda Thayer focuses her practice on patent litigation and administrative trial procedures to request review of the patentability of issued patents outside of litigation, such as post-grant review, inter partes review, and the transitional program for review of covered business method (CBM) patents.

 

Jeffrey C. TottenJeffrey C. Totten, Contributing Author

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Jeff Totten focuses his practice on patent litigation, trade-secret litigation, and client counseling in the mechanical and electrical fields.  Mr. Totten has represented clients in multiple U.S. district courts and before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) and he has counseled clients and provided written opinions regarding mechanical devices, biomedical devices, and business methods.

 

Anthony C. Tridico, Ph.D.Anthony C. Tridico, Ph.D., Contributing Author

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Anthony Tridico is the managing partner of Finnegan’s European office in Brussels, Belgium. Dr. Tridico’s practice involves diverse technical areas, focusing on pre-litigation analysis and strategic client counseling, due diligence investigations, licensing, patent portfolio management and analysis, prosecution of both U.S. and foreign patent applications, and appeals and oral hearings at the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

 

Leythem A. WallLeythem A. Wall, Contributing Author

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Leythem Wall is a chartered UK patent attorney, a European patent attorney, and a European trademark and design attorney. His practice involves patent drafting, prosecution, opinions on infringement and validity, freedom-to-operate assessment, portfolio management, and UK and pan-European pre-litigation strategy including detailed advice on the proposed Unified Patent Court. He has extensive experience in European oppositions and appeals including representation in oral proceedings before the European Patent Office (EPO).

 

Abhay WatweAbhay A. Watwe Ph.D., Contributing Author

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Abhay Watwe’s practice includes patent prosecution, litigation, and reexaminations related to mechanical and electrical technologies. He also provides patent infringement and validity opinions.

 

Ashley WinklerAshley M. Winkler, Contributing Author

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Ashley Winkler is involved in various aspects of patent litigation before U.S. district courts. She has experience prosecuting U.S. and foreign patent applications and represents clients in post-grant proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), including inter partes review (IPR). Ms. Winkler focuses her practice primarily in the chemical and pharmaceutical areas.

 

Michael V. YoungMichael V. Young, Sr., Contributing Author

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Michael Young focuses his practice on patent prosecution, portfolio management, client counseling, and litigation, with an emphasis on computer-related technologies.  His patent prosecution experience includes patent portfolio management; client counseling; U.S. patent preparation and prosecution; accelerated examination applications; appeals before USPTO’s Board of Appeals and Patent Interferences; patentability, invalidity, and noninfringement opinions; and post-grant review procedures before the PTAB.

 

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