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PatentAssociate, Stephen Zweig PhD, Esq. | Elance
 
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PatentAssociate, Stephen Zweig PhD, Esq.

Patent attorney - extensive technology experience
   United States
  |   Los Gatos, CA
  |  4:51 pm Local Time

Overview

I'm a California-based US patent attorney. I have obtained over 110 patents for my various clients, and also do trademark and copyright work as well.

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Jan 26, 2015|Patent, Copyright and Trademarks|Private|Completed
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Portfolio

Wrote patent based on client invention, and successfully took patent through the USPTO.
http://www.google.com/patents/US8447813
Wrote patent based on client invention, and successfully took patent through the USPTO.
http://www.google.com/patents/US8718716
Wrote patent based on client invention, and successfully took patent through the USPTO...
http://www.google.com/patents/US8706815
Wrote patent based on client invention, and successfully took patent through the USPTO.
http://www.google.com/patents/US8774784
Wrote patent based on client invention, and successfully took patent through the USPTO.
http://www.google.com.ar/patents/US8798598
Wrote patent based on client invention, and successfully took patent through the USPTO.
http://www.google.com.ar/patents/US8838382
Wrote patent based on client invention, and successfully took patent through the USPTO.
http://www.google.com/patents/USD702079
Wrote patent based on client invention, and successfully took patent through the USPTO.
http://www.google.com/patents/USD691421
Wrote patent based on client invention, and successfully took patent through the USPTO.
http://www.freepatentsonline.com/8869806.pdf
Wrote patent based on client invention, and successfully took patent through the USPTO...
http://www.google.com/patents/US8858228
Wrote patent based on client invention, and successfully took patent through the USPTO.
http://www.google.com/patents/US8856127
Wrote patent based on client invention, and successfully took patent through the USPTO.
http://www.google.com/patents/US8851499
Wrote patent based on client invention, and successfully took patent through the USPTO.
http://www.google.com/patents/US8812827
Wrote patent based on client invention, and successfully took patent through the USPTO...
http://www.google.com.tr/patents/US8746060
Wrote patent based on client invention, and successfully took patent through the USPTO.
http://www.google.com.ar/patents/US8699073
Wrote patent based on client invention, and successfully took patent through the USPTO.
http://www.google.com/patents/US8697676
Wrote patent based on client invention, and successfully took patent through the USPTO...
http://www.google.com.tr/patents/US8682349
Wrote patent based on client invention, and successfully took patent through the USPTO.
http://www.google.com/patents/US8667624
Wrote patent based on client invention, and successfully took patent through the USPTO.
http://www.google.com/patents/US8612267
Wrote patent based on client invention, and successfully took patent through the USPTO.
http://www.google.com/patents/US8612147
Wrote patent based on client invention, and successfully took patent through the USPTO.
http://www.google.com/patents/US8565388
Wrote patent based on client invention, and successfully took patent through the USPTO.
http://www.google.com/patents/US8554938
Wrote patent based on client invention, and successfully took patent through the USPTO.
http://www.google.com/patents/US8516392
Wrote patent based on client invention, and successfully took patent through the USPTO.
http://www.google.com/patents/US8504957
Wrote patent based on client invention, and successfully took patent through the USPTO.
http://www.google.com/patents/US8452708

Skills (4)

Tested
Patent drafting and prosecution
Electronics and software
Medical Device Technology
Physics and engineering

Service Description

I focus my practice on patent drafting and prosecution for software (e.g. Internet, mobile apps) electronics, biomedical technology, medicine, and devices in general, but I also do other IP related legal work such as copyrights and trademarks.

In addition to drafting patents, I also do patent feasibility searches that can help you determine if it makes sense to pursue a patent application, as well as give you an early "head's up" on other patents. Additionally, I do more complex freedom of action searches and infringement analysis as well.

I can handle technically complex applications, and am also very good at handling difficult office actions and overcoming prior art objections.

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Employment

Patent Associate
Independent Patent Attorney
2007 - Present
Located in Silicon Valley, much experience with entrepreneurs and startups. Patent agent 2007-2012, patent attorney 2012 to present.
Morrison & Foerster
Expert witness & consultant
2007 - 2010
Providing expert evaluation for medical diagnostics patents.
Beckman Coulter
Consultant
2002 - 2009
Full time consultant from 2002-2006, part time 2007-2009 Work with medical device technology transfer and intellectual property patents and litigation support
Townsend & Townsend & Crew
Patent Agent (part time)
2007 - 2008
Contract patent agent for selected medical diagnostics, & medical device patent drafting, prosecution, and freedom of action searches.
Avocet Medical, Inc.
Chief Technical Officer
1991 - 2001
Chief Technical Officer of VC funded medical electronics and diagnostics start-up. Responsible for all company IP (patent) and technical issues. Supervised biotechnology, electrical engineering,...
Johnson & Johnson
Director R&D
1985 - 1991
Led groups responsible for developing new medical diagnostics technology and devices

Education

Taft Law School
Juris Doctor (J.D.)
2007 - 2011
University of California, San Diego
Doctorate (Ph.D.), Biology (Biotechnology/Biophysics)
1974 - 1980
University of California, Santa Barbara
Bachelor of Arts (BA), Physics and Biology
1970 - 1974

Keywords

patent
electronics
software
devices
internet
apps
mobile
medical
trademarks
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PatentAssociate, Stephen Zweig PhD, Esq. | Elance

PatentAssociate, Stephen Zweig PhD, Esq.