Seeking the position of an in-house attorney with a special emphasis in intellectual property to make effective contribution of my versatile and creative knowledge and skills in a high tech startup.
An enthusiastic inventor. I have a number of pending patent applications of my own invention in the areas of mobile apps and electronic consumer products.
In-house attorneyThe Image Center － Huntington Beach and Beverly Hills, CA
Duration: 2008 - Present
Responsible for drafting personnel policy, employee manual, documentation for compliance with HIPPA regulation on patient privacy rights · Preparing documentation for surgery center in annual Medicare and AAAASF audit · Preparing financial plans for syndication negotiations, providing legal advice on strategies for partnership with doctors, drafting contracts with medical staff/independent contractors.
Providing legal advice on intellectual property, prosecuting trademark applications, maintaining and monitoring trademark portfolio, overseeing domain names portfolio, advising and preparing cease-and- desist letter, DMCA takedown notice · Filing and prosecuting patent applications for the founder of the company, working with prototype makers and manufacturers in product development process to bring innovative products to market in the company's in-store and e-commerce website · Collaborating with a team of sales representatives, public relation, designers to bring products to market via print media, website, infomercials and charity events · Preparing business plan, marketing plan and pro forma for startup subsidiaries under the client's parent company.
Restaurants/Retails: Cite Café, Jeremiah's Steak House, Palm Spring Seafood Bar & Grill and.
Patent and Trademark Attorney; Transactional AttorneyBlue Capital Law Firm － Costa Mesa, California
Duration: 2008 - Present
Intellectual Property practice:
Prosecution of design and utility patent applications including mobile software app, business methods, ultrasonic devices, medical devices, consumer products.
Filing and prosecuting patent applications for my own inventions in mobile app on Android platform and consumer products.
Preparing non-infringement legal opinions and freedom to operate opinions, researching prior arts and providing design around strategies in compliance with USPTO laws and regulations.
Familiarity with WIPO, EPO, China, PCT patent application procedure and USPTO online filing.
Extensive knowledge with trademark search, registration filing, and responding to substantial and procedural office action.
Advising clients on preferred strategies to obtain trademarks or trade dress (v.
industrial design patent) to protect their intellectual property assets.
Providing legal advice on patenting vs.
trade secret to client in cosmetic industry, having familiarity with FDA regulations in this particular industry.
Other miscellaneous practice areas:.
Preparing simple no-asset Chapter 7 bankruptcy petitions, assisting with chapter 13 bankruptcy petitions and representing clients at 341A meeting of creditors.
Assisting lead attorney in Personal Injury matters such as drafting pleadings, preparing discovery documents, interrogatories, request for production, etc.
Working with senior partner in real estate matters involving loan modification, business acquisition with real property, franchise law.
Currently maintaining a California broker license.
Knowledgeable in the formation of business entities and drafting of bylaws, operating agreements, founder agreements, joint venture contract, business plan with an emphasis on intellectual property protection.
Entrepreneur/Co-Owner, 07/1991 to 01/1996Art Gallery － CA
Systems Engineer, 01/1986 to 02/1991IBM － Minneapolis, MN
Organized trade shows for IBM in the Twin Cities and conducting personal computing classes for customers.
USPTO Registration No. 62030 (2008) Doctor of Jurisprudence (Taft University, CA, 2007) California State Bar No. 250200
Bachelor of Science:Mechanical EngineeringGPA: UW- Madison, 1985), Recipient of the Bergenthal Scholarship for Outstanding EngineerMechanical Engineering UW- Madison, 1985), Recipient of the Bergenthal Scholarship for Outstanding Engineer
Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer and Cisco Network Engineer, 2000.
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