Patricia has been practicing intellectual property law since 1998. She has helped obtain patents for a wide variety of inventions that include medical devices, data mining software, advertising software, mapping software, paint, a shoe sole, an industrial roll cutting apparatus, wheel units for snowmobiles, an internal combustion engine, and countless other devices, processes and designs. Patricia also prepares opinions on patentability, patent infringement, and patent validity and enforceability.
Patricia began her professional career as a technical documentation specialist at a company in Germany and has near native language proficiency in German. In addition to representing domestic clients, Patricia also represents the intellectual property interests of many foreign clients from countries that include Germany, Norway, Spain, Poland, Bulgaria, the United Kingdom, South Africa, Turkey, Russia, China, and Australia.
- J.D., University of Maine School of Law
- B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Maine
- United States Patent and Trademark Office
German Language-Related Work Experience
- Wordright German Translations, Cambridge, Maine (Sole Proprietor)
- Self-employed technical translator, March 1985 to August 1991.
- LITEF GmbH, Freiburg im Breisgau, Federal Republic of Germany
- Systems Analyst/Project Leader, May 1981 to March 1984.
- Assistant Manager, Technical Documentation, April 1974 to April 1981.