1200 East Hill Rd. Willits, CA 95490 • Mendocino County • (707) 972-4748

Professional Experience

CENTRAL COAST PATENT AGENCY, Donald R. Boys, Watsonville, CA 1998 – Present

Patent Agent/Prosecution Assistant

  • Edit/prepare patent applications and apply technical writing and drawing skills to improve documentation.
  • Prepare successful prosecution responses in compliance with Office and MPEP regulations.
  • Developing extensive arguments in response to Office Actions, ensuring accurate application of case law.
  • Facilitate instruction for foreign patent agents in preparing appeals and responses.
  • Create strategic plans for securing client patent protection based on needs analysis.
  • Collaborate regularly with clients and USPTO examiners to review applications and provide assistance during appeals and prosecution.
  • Partner with clients in the software, telecommunications, electronics, and biotechnology fields.

Notable Achievements:

  • Served on a two-person prosecution team, securing a substantial patent portfolio for Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories, Inc. and supporting the
    $1.5 billion acquisition by Alcatel-Lucent.
  • Built initial portfolio for Yodlee.com, Inc. before merger with VerticalOne, which raised more than $116 million in ten years.

Education

Bachelors,
Biology, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA

Associate of Arts,
Liberal Arts, Mendocino Junior College, Willits, CA

Undergraduate Coursework,
Accounting/Business Administration, University of Phoenix Online

Registered Patent Agent,
United States Patent and Trademark Office