To protect an invention, you first need to figure out what was invented. How do you do that? Of course you need to know how the system works, how prior systems worked and then you need to identify the differences. But it’s how the points of distinction are selected, abstracted, and characterized that make the difference between a good patent and a mediocre one.
The team at Invention Mine understands the fundamental aspects of a technology so they can effectively arrive at those meaningful abstractions to capture the invention.
WHERE DOES IT FIT?
How you characterize an invention in a patent claim makes a significant difference as to whether it has any value or not. And knowing where an invention sits within an industry is also critical. At Invention Mine we think strategically about what the inventive aspects are and about where the commercial value resides.
Much of the technology Invention Mine specializes in includes signal processing. We have a deep understanding of the overall characteristics of a communication path and the circuits used to convey data.
Invention Mine's client base spans the globe. From China to the EU, our staff understands the procedures and laws applied in different regions so your patent remains consistent across multiple jurisdictions. This is critical in minimizing the costs of developing an international portfolio.
At Invention Mine we pride ourselves on having an open, collaborative environment. Mentoring younger attorneys and helping them become better patent attorneys and agents is one of our most important goals. This spirit of sharing and collaboration results in far better work for our clients and also equips us to become better problem solvers, learners and innovators in an ever changing, global economy.
Bob is a patent attorney specializing in complex electrical engineering patent prosecution. He is experienced in patent portfolio development via mining existing applications, and drafting new patent
applications. Bob led the internal patent prosecution team at a multi-billion dollar wireless telecom technology development company. He was also a partner at a large Chicago-based IP boutique. Prior to law school, he worked as a research engineer in the Motorola Corporate Research Labs, and served in the signal corps in the US Army.
Bob attended the University of Illinois where he obtained a BS and MS in Electrical Engineering, and Northwestern University School of Law.
Jeff is a patent attorney specializing on patents relating to semiconductors, telecommunications, and business methods. Prior to joining Invention Mine, Jeff was a partner at a large IP boutique.
Jeff attended the University of Chicago where he received a BA in Physics, and University of California Berkeley School of Law.
Chris is a patent attorney with 15 years of experience as in-house counsel and in private law firm practice. He has been Chief IP Counsel for two international companies, managing patent litigation, patent prosecution, IP licensing, and all aspects of IP. Chris has led an electrical engineering and software patent prosecution group as a Partner at a general practice firm.
Chris has a J.D. from Stanford University Law School and has four degrees from the University of Rochester, including an M.S. and B.S. in Electrical Engineering.
Charlie is a patent attorney specializing in software, electrical engineering, and telecommunications patent prosecution. Prior to Invention Mine, Charlie was an engineer writing firmware/embedded software and designing hardware for Motorola and General Dynamics.
Charlie has a BS and MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan and a law degree from John Marshall Law School.
Joanna is a patent attorney with a focus on patent prosecution related to electric, electronic, and telecommunications technologies. Prior to becoming an attorney, Joanna worked as a patent agent in both law firm and in-house settings. Joanna was also a radio frequency (RF) engineer for a major wireless communications company prior to transitioning to the intellectual property field.
Joanna obtained her BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, her MS in Electrical Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology, and her JD from DePaul University College of Law.
Michael is a Patent Engineer who assists with the preparation and prosecution of patent applications in various technology fields including virtual reality, image processing, and telecommunications.
Michael attended Northwestern University where he obtained a BS in Biomedical Engineering.
Tim assists with the preparation of patent application in the telecommunications and computer science technology areas.
Tim obtained his BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign.
Andrea serves as our operations manager, active in various facets of firm processes, including accounting, human resources, renewal coordination and overseeing our paralegal department.
Andrea has an Administrative Assistant Certificate from Moraine Valley Community College
Jhevanie serves as a paralegal and is responsible for overseeing many aspects of U.S. and foreign patent prosecution, specializing in coordination and management of large patent portfolios.
Prior to earning his Paralegal Certificate from Loyola University’s Institute for Paralegal Studies, Jhevanie acquired a BS in Political Science from Barry University.
Rebecca serves as a paralegal specializing in U.S. and foreign patent prosecution docketing. She provides support with document processing and preparation, thriving in highly-transactional environments with a keen attention to detail.
Rebecca has nearly completed an A.A. degree from Moraine Valley Community College.
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