Our patent prosecution attorneys also have extensive industry backgrounds in key technical disciplines, including electrical and mechanical engineering; software and computing; and biochemistry. They have held positions with companies such as General Electric and IBM and, as such, understand the bottom-line business importance of securing patent protection for key technologies. We draw from our engineering and technical “real world” work experience to develop and implement a comprehensive strategy to provide our clients with a competitive advantage.
Meet our Blog Contributors
Joe Bird is a registered patent attorney and combines an active patent prosecution practice with technology- and science-related litigation. He attended UAB’s graduate program in Vision Science and completed the coursework for an M.S. Degree. Vision Science at UAB is a combination of neurobiology, cognitive neuroscience, physiological optics and biochemistry and genetics. View articles by Joe
Patent Registration Number: 50,366
T. Gregory Peterson, Ph.D.205.521.8084Email
Dr. Greg Peterson represents and advises clients on a wide variety of intellectual property issues. Dr. Peterson specializes in domestic and international biotechnology, chemical, pharmaceutical and medical device patent prosecution. Dr. Peterson has filed and prosecuted over 100 patent applications in diverse technological areas. View articles by Greg
Patent Registration Number: 45,587
Jake Neu has advised clients ranging from individual inventors and entrepreneurs to large corporations with multinational concerns on how to structure their intellectual property portfolio, obtain and license rights, and protect their confidential information and data. He has worked with clients in industries ranging from sporting goods to alcohol to healthcare, with portfolios of dozens of foreign and domestic patent applications and trademark filings.
B.A. Mechanical Engineering
Patent Registration Number: 67,546
Jeremy A. Smith256.517.5141Email
Jeremy Smith is a registered patent attorney and focuses his practice on protecting and managing patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret rights. Jeremy’s pre-law experience in biotechnology and molecular biology, in both the academic and commercial fields, brings real-world insight to the assistance he provides to our clients.
Patent Registration Number: 62,730
Nicholas J. Landau, Ph.D.205.521.8545Email
Dr. Nicholas Landau is experienced in the procurement, protection, and litigation of patents, trademarks, and other forms of intellectual property. He has drafted, prosecuted, and successfully appealed dozens of patent applications. Dr. Landau has worked with patents in a broad array of technological disciplines and has extensive knowledge in the areas of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, and environmental technology. View articles by Nicholas
B.S. Environmental Science
Patent Registration Number: 57,120
Kimberly Vines, Ph.D.205.521.8437Email
Dr. Kimberly Vines is a patent attorney in the Intellectual Property Group focused on patent prosecution in the areas of chemistry and biotechnology. Prior to attending law school, Kimberly worked as an organic/medicinal chemist in the pharmaceutical industry for 10 years. A regular presenter at the annual national meeting of the American Chemical Society, she has also been published in the Journal of Organic Chemistry and the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry. View articles by Kimberly
Patent Registration Number: 72,113