Provide patent prosecution between the Examiner and the Applicant to ensure an Applicant receives a patent only for that which they are entitled to in accordance with Patent laws. Serve as advocate/protector of public interest with respect to intellectual property. Train junior examiners conducting a search and writing and review Office Action.
Advise on advantages of, and appropriate classification fields for, pre-examination.
Assist public and examiners in conducting search, short of rendering patentability advice or opinion as to whether an application should be filed.
Train junior examiners conducting a search and writing an Office Action.
Sign and review junior examiners office action.
Ensure that all pertinent procedural steps necessary for obtaining a patent are complied with during prosecution of an application.
Respond completely to Applicant's reply.
Issue Notice of Allowance or Notice of Abandonment.
Make appropriate objections, rejections, and identify allowable subject matter.
Patent Examiner February 2002 to CurrentUSPTO － Alexandria, VA
Make appropriate objections, rejections, and identify allowable subject matter. Assist in training examiners in writing Office Action and conduct a search. Provide direct service and assistance to internal and external customers. Respond completely to Applicant's reply. Ensure that all pertinent procedural steps necessary for obtaining a patent are complied with during prosecution of an application.
Computer Intern December 2000 to January 2002DNDS. COM － Richmond, VAProvide customers and end-users with product and technical support. Identify, isolate, and analyze system and software maintenance problems.
Application Engineer April 1997 to November 2000Alfa Laval Thermal － Richmond, VAProvide sales, quotations, designs, and engineering supports to engineering contractors and end-users with respect to compact heat exchangers. Evaluate technical and commercial quotation issues for hydrocarbon processing industry, metals, mining, and acid industry. Develop marketing strategies, budgets, sales promotion campaigns and advertising program.
Part-time Evening Instructor January 1995 to June 1996Catawba Valley Community College － Hickory, NC
Teach a 5 credit-hours pre-algebra session.
Production Manager October 1994 to August 1996Carpenter CO. － Richmond, VA
Review and generate job analysis and provide training to the operations.
Manage all manufacturing activities related to the production of flexible polyurethane foam. Prepare and develop polyurethane formulations for daily production.
Process Engineering CO-OP August 1991 to December 1992AlliedSignal － Hopewell, VA
Perform tests and data collection related to Caprolactam purification process. Lactam filtration process, SOx emission, crystallization of adipic acid and ammonium sulfate, and plant river water.
Develop chemical and physical properties handbook for Specialty Oximes.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Science : Chemical Engineering, 1994Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University － Blacksburg, VA, USAMinor in Chemistry
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Information System, 2000Virginia Commonwealth University － Richmond, VA, USA
Member of AICHE (American Institute of Chemical Engineers)
Member of SME (Society of Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration)