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EDUCATION
Cornell University College of Engineering
Bachelor of Science Degree
Major: Energy Conversion, Year: 1974

George Mason University School of Law
Juris Doctor Degree, Year: 1981

BAR MEMBERSHIPS
Virginia 1981
Patent 1982
District of Columbia 1986

COURTS
Virginia Supreme Court
District of Columbia Court of Appeals
U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit
Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court

WORK EXPERIENCE
April, 1988 to date
Position: Principal Intellectual Property Law Attorney
Firm: H. Jay Spiegel & Associates
P.O. Box 11, Mount Vernon, Virginia 22121

Duties:
  • Drafting of patent, trademark and copyright applications
  • Prosecution of patent, trademark and copyright applications
  • Oral arguments before the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board
  • Drafting patentability, infringement and validity opinions
  • Patent applications prepared and prosecuted in a variety of disciplines including mechanical, electrical, ceramic and other chemical
  • Expert witness
  • Lead and Associate counsel in several litigations
  • Extensive Experience drafting and negotiating technology transfer and license agreements
  • Management of the Firm

September, 1982 to April, 1988
Position: Intellectual Property Law Attorney
Firm : Sherman & Shalloway
413 N. Washington St., Alexandria, Virginia 22314

Duties:
  • Drafting of patent, trademark and copyright applications
  • Prosecution of patent, trademark and copyright applications
  • Oral arguments before the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences
  • Drafting patentability, infringement and validity opinions
  • All mechanical and electrical patent cases and opinions
  • Expert witness

July, 1974 to August, 1982
Position: Assistant and Primary Examiner
Firm : United States Patent and Trademark Office
2021 Jefferson Davis Highway,
Arlington, Virginia 22202

Arts Examined:

Class 60 : Powerplants
Class 91 : Expansible Chamber-Type Motors
Class 92 : Expansible Chamber Devices
Class 137: Fluid Handling
Class 251: Valves and Valve Actuation

Awards and Ratings :

1976-1982: Superior Achievement Cash Award Each Year
1977-1981: Outstanding Performance Rating Each Year
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