For seven years I worked as a Patent Examiner at the Untied States Patent and Trademark Office. As a patent examiner, my responsibilities were to work with attorneys and applicants on the patentability of their invention described in their patent application by reviewing their specification and claims and comparing their invention to prior art along with ensuring compliance with United States patent laws. This has given me very strong technical and legal communication skills when writing reports and speaking with others. I have also gained in depth knowledge of the patenting process both in the United Sates and abroad. This has given me insight on the beginning processes of products and how businesses are built around them. For more information about the USPTO please click here.
By degree, I am a mechanical engineer that has passed the FE and who had a focus in biomechanics and fluid mechanics. This has allowed me to have past positions that have included both research and development of products and processes of making products. These experiences give me insight in what it takes to get a product from concept to manufacture and the communication that takes place throughout departments within a company.