Drafted hundreds of patent applications (from scratch) in many diverse technologies, resulting in over 150 U.S. patents and a much larger number of foreign counterparts.
Created a patent portfolio that is 1) a constituent of the Ocean Tomo 300 Patent Index (300 companies that own the most valuable patents); and 2) has been ranked in the top 50 companies in terms of patent quality in the Energy and Environmental industry for two consecutive years by The Patent Board.
Drafted and prosecuted key patents which resulted in a $30 million patent infringement settlement which continues to bring in over $3 million per year in royalties.
Licensed dormant IP from orphaned technology to IP litigation firm for an up-front payment of $100,000 and 50% of all net proceeds from litigation or settlement.
Analyzed cost/benefit of patent portfolios eliminating nonessential patents (US and foreign) saving over $500,000 per year and over $10 million total lifetime in patent fees and annuity costs, while maintaining portfolio strength and value.
Authored intellectual property awareness/training sessions and trained corporate employees saving the company over $25,000 in outside training costs.
Implemented change of Patent Management Database system saving company about $10,000 per year.
Formed and chaired in-house intellectual property committee.
Uncovered a Chinese licensee's publicly disclosed information which exposed more than $1 million in under reported royalties.
10/2010 to Current
Intellectual Property AttorneyARCELORMITTAL USA, LLC － Chicago, IL
Sole patent attorney for all of North American R&D & Production.