Contributors

Burgy_Adriana_blogAdriana L. Burgy

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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. Ms. Burgy brings a unique perspective by blending her legal, technical, and industry experience. From a patent prosecution perspective, Ms. Burgy has drafted and prosecuted numerous patent applications domestically and internationally, guided and advised clients on complex procedural and legal issues surrounding clients’ patent portfolios, developed and implemented strategic prosecution in support of ongoing litigation, generated strategies for maximizing investment in patent portfolios, and facilitated the identification of high-priority applications within patent portfolios. Ms. Burgy’s experience includes patentability searching, reexaminations and reissues, and appeals to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).


Berkowitz_Jeffrey_BlogJeffery A. Berkowitz

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Jeffrey Berkowitz practices litigation, client counseling, and patent prosecution involving software and telecommunications-related inventions. He has broad experience in all aspects of patent litigation, including pre-filing investigations, discovery, preliminary injunctions, and drafting and arguing claim construction and summary judgment motions.


Shawn ChangShawn S. Chang

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Shawn Chang focuses his practice on trial litigation and patent prosecution. His diverse technological experience encompasses all aspects of electrical and computer technologies, including communications systems, wireless technologies, data and signal processing, optical systems, network authentication protocols, semiconductor devices, and mobile devices.

 

Hojung Cho Ph.D.Hojung Cho Ph.D.

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Hojung Cho focuses her practice on patent prosecution, strategic counseling, and litigation primarily in the mechanical, chemical, and biotechnology areas.

Rachael P. DippoldRachael P. Dippold Ph.D.

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Rachael Dippold focuses her practice primarily on patent prosecution in the fields of biotechnology and pharmaceuticals.

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Emily Florio is the Director of Library Services at Finnegan. She is responsible for the direction, planning, and development of the firm’s research and information resources. Ms. Florio has more than a decade of experience and currently serves on the executive board for the American Association of Law Libraries.

Hazel Ford Ph.D.Hazel Ford Ph.D.

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Hazel Ford is a European patent attorney and chartered UK patent attorney. She has extensive experience drafting and prosecuting patent applications at the European Patent Office (EPO), particularly in the field of biotechnology, including antibodies, vaccines, genes and proteins, and pharmaceuticals related to drug formulation, diagnostics, and new administration regimes.

Anthony A. HartmannAnthony A. Hartmann

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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.

Matthew J. HlinkaMatthew J. Hlinka

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Matthew Hlinka focuses on prosecution, patent portfolio management, and patent litigation in the chemical and pharmaceutical fields. His practice also includes inter partes review (IPR) before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

Kenie HoKenie Ho

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Since joining the firm in 2001, Kenie Ho has litigated more than 50 patents in U.S. district courts and at the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), dealing with a wide range of issues specific to patent litigation, including pre-filing diligence, technical discovery, claim construction, Markman hearings, validity, infringement, and expert consulting.


Horn_Kelly_BlogKelly S. Horn

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Kelly Horn’s practice focuses on patent drafting and prosecution. Her experience includes drafting patent applications, preparing responses to U.S. and foreign patent office communications, and conducting patent searches for novelty and clearance activities. Additionally, Ms. Horn has experience with non-infringement and invalidity analyses, written opinions, and pre-litigation diligence.


Jeff JacobsteinJeffrey M. Jacobstein

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Jeffrey Jacobstein focuses his practice on client counseling and patent prosecution in biotechnology and the life sciences. His experience covers a full scope of strategic counseling, portfolio management, and prosecution matters, including strategic portfolio planning, freedom-to-operate and landscape analyses, and preparation of patentability, validity, enforceability, and infringement opinions.


Johns_Christopher_AIAChristopher C. Johns

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Christopher Johns maintains a diverse patent practice, including drafting and prosecuting patent applications, providing client counseling and portfolio management, and handling post-grant proceedings including inter partes review (IPR) and covered business methods (CBMs). He also provides freedom-to-operate opinions and has assisted on district court litigations.

Rob MacKichanRobert C. MacKichan III

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Rob MacKichan focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation in federal district courts and the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC). He has worked on cases involving a wide range of technologies, including medical devices and wireless communications equipment, as well as product design. Mr. MacKichan also prosecutes design and utility patent applications before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

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Leslie A. McDonell

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Leslie McDonell prepares and prosecutes patent applications throughout the world and has been involved in opposition and appeal proceedings in numerous countries. She coordinates worldwide patent portfolio strategies, evaluates and analyzes competitors’ patent positions, and has represented clients before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in patent appeals, interferences, reissues, reexaminations, and inter partes reviews (IPRs).

Christopher B. McKinleyChristopher B. McKinley

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Chris McKinley focuses his practice on patent litigation, prosecution, and client counseling. He has a technical background in mechanical engineering and experience working with various mechanical and electrical technologies.

Gracie K. Mills

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Gracie Mills’ practice encompasses all aspects of patent law, including prosecution and post-grant practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), and litigation at U.S. district courts. Her work focuses on electronic technology, especially in the areas of semiconductors, nanotechnology, and electrical materials. Ms. Mills has experience working with software-related technologies in the fields of consumer electronics, telecommunications, encryption, cybersecurity, and business methods.

Carla Mouta Ph.D.Carla Mouta Ph.D.

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Carla Mouta focuses on drafting and prosecuting patent applications in the fields of biotechnology and biosimilars, client counseling, and patent portfolio management.

Justin N. Mullen

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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).

Amanda MurphyAmanda K. Murphy Ph.D.

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Amanda Murphy focuses her practice on strategic client counseling, portfolio management, and patent prosecution. She provides patentability opinions, prepares new patent applications, prosecutes U.S. and foreign applications, and represents appellants before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Dr. Murphy has experience in prosecuting inter partes and ex partes reexamination applications, reissue applications, and patent term extension applications.

Michelle Pacholec Ph.D.

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Michelle Pacholec focuses her practice on litigation, patent prosecution, and client counseling in the biotechnology, chemical and pharmaceutical areas. She has a diverse technical background which includes mechanistic enzymology, molecular pharmacology, biochemistry, analytical chemistry, and microbiology.

Daryl PennyDaryl Penny

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Daryl Penny drafts, files, and prosecutes patent applications throughout the world. He has extensive experience practicing before both the European Patent Office (EPO) and the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO), and using the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) international patent application system.

Nicholas D. Petrella

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Nick Petrella focuses his practice on patent prosecution and litigation. He drafts and prosecutes patent applications, and counsels clients on application strategy and developments related to software patent eligibility. Mr. Petrella has litigation experience in both district and appellate courts, including drafting motions, infringement and validity analysis, research, and contributing to appellate briefs.

Maureen D. Queler

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Maureen Queler practices all aspects of patent-related work, including client counseling, patent prosecution, post-grant proceedings, and U.S. district court and appellate litigation. She represents clients in inter partes review (IPR) and other contested proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Ms. Queler has an active patent prosecution practice, preparing and prosecuting U.S. patent applications on behalf of domestic and foreign clients.

Jessica L. Roberts Ph.D.

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Jessica Roberts focuses on patent prosecution in the fields of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices. She assists teams on due diligence investigations and patent litigation by evaluating the underlying technology of inventions.

Paul Roscoe

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Paul Roscoe is a chartered UK patent attorney, a European patent attorney, and a European designs attorney. His practice involves patent drafting and prosecution in the United Kingdom and before the European Patent Office (EPO), as well as global portfolio management. Mr. Roscoe also provides counseling on contentious matters, including freedom-to-operate opinions, and he has experience in European oppositions and appeals. He handles design matters before the United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) and the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO).

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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 (USPTO). Ms. Sanders previously served as a patent examiner at the USPTO, where she examined patent applications in the computer processor art.

David SeastrunkDavid C. Seastrunk

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David Seastrunk focuses his practice on patent litigation and prosecution, with an emphasis on electrical and mechanical technologies. His litigation practice includes U.S. district court cases and Section 337 investigations before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC). Mr. Seastrunk also assists clients with patent application drafting, prosecution, and portfolio management across a variety of technologies.

Anthony C. Tridico Ph.D.

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Anthony Tridico focuses his practice on post-grant proceedings, appeals, and oral hearings at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), as well as European Patent Office (EPO) opposition and appeal procedures. He also focuses on international patent prosecution and portfolio management, as well as strategic counseling.

Leythem Wall

Leythem Wall

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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). Mr. Wall has also successfully coordinated oppositions and appeals in China and India.

Ashley M. Winkler

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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).

Naoki YoshidaNaoki Yoshida

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Naoki Yoshida, managing partner of Finnegan’s Tokyo office, handles a broad range of intellectual property matters, including litigation, patent portfolio management, intellectual property due diligence, client counseling, licensing and negotiations, patent prosecution, and pre-litigation strategic counseling.

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