1995- 2008 United States Patent and Trademark Office
•Attorney Advisor Decided a variety of complex Trademark case from around the world in all classes of goods and services.
•Decided over 20 (twenty thousand), cases based on complex and technical issues of Intellectual Property protection.
•Reviewed applications and supporting documents including licensing and other agreements and contracts to determine ownership of marks and branding rights.
•Extensive research utilizing the Internet, Lexis/Nexis, and other research tools in virtually every industry and field in order to determine the actual nature of complex and often newly-developed goods or services in various industries.
•Mentored several junior attorneys.
•Extensive brief writing and litigation including arguing several cases before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.
•Patent and Trademark Office Society Journal of Intellectual Property. Article topics include:
oVolume 89, No. 3, March 2007 Determining the Likelihood of Confusion in Ex parte Examination: A Trademark Examining Attorney's Perspective
oVolume 88, No. 4, April 2006 Trade Dress -
oVolume 89, No. 10, October 2007 Protection of a Persona, Image, and Likeness: he Emergence of the Right of Publicity
JD 1984 Ohio Northern University Law School Ada, Ohio
BA 1981 Westminster College New Wilmington,Pa.
Major: Political Science/ Broadcasting
1977 St. Timothy’s School Stevenson, Md.
College Preparatory Boarding School
Professional Associations & Memberships
•Lay Reader/ Usher- Washington National Cathedral; Read appointed lessons before thousands of people, including tourist from around the world. Served in various leadership positions in the Diocese of Washington. Immediate past Secretary to St. Anna’s Fund, multimillion-dollar fund to provide housing for indigent women. Member- British Chamber of Commerce in Spain, Membership Committee
•Languages: Spanish written and spoken
Honors and Awards
• Moot Court Board of Advocates, Moot Court Book Award Best Brief; Certificate of Achievement for Development of E-Commerce Offices; United States Patent and Trademark Office; Outstanding Performance Bonuses several years US Patent and Trademark Office