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Sep 2020

Shu Tian, Ph.D.

PRACTICE AREAS AND INDUSTRIES SERVED Dr. Tian works with emerging technologies in the petrochemical industry. She assists with preparing and prosecuting foreign and domestic patent applications, preparing responses to U.S. Office actions, as well as patentability and freedom-to operate opinions. EXPERIENCE Prior to joining Osha Liang, Dr. Tian worked as a scientific advisor at Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP, in Houston, Texas. Her experience...

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Sep 2020

Garrett L. Sternhagen

PRACTICE AREAS AND INDUSTRIES SERVED Dr. Sternhagen assists with prosecuting foreign and domestic patents in chemical-related industries. His specific areas of expertise include polymer chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry and physics. EXPERIENCE Prior to joining Osha Liang, Dr. Sternhagen worked as a research associate and research assistant at Louisiana State University, and as a research associate at the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point.     ...

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Sep 2020

Ryo Okada

PRACTICE AREAS AND INDUSTRIES SERVED Dr. Okada’s specific areas of expertise are in the advanced materials and chemical-related industries. He assists with drafting and prosecuting foreign and domestic patent applications in a variety of fields, including: polymer chemistry, composite materials and processing, nanotechnology, and materials science. EXPERIENCE Prior to joining Osha Liang, Dr. Okada worked as the Senior R&D Project Manager at Barrday Corporation for...

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Sep 2020

Xi-Pei Cheng

PRACTICE AREAS AND INDUSTRIES SERVED Xi-Pei Cheng recently passed the Chinese patent bar exam and is currently in the process of completing her registration as a Chinese patent agent. Ms. Cheng’s practice is focused on patent prosecution in the fields of chemical engineering, control engineering and biological technology. EXPERIENCE Ms. Cheng’s experience includes assisting in preparing and prosecuting patent applications, translating PCT applications, drafting pre-filing...

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May 2020

Elisabeth Rather Healey

PRACTICE AREAS AND INDUSTRIES SERVED Dr. Elisabeth Rather Healey is a registered U.S. patent attorney, chemist, and patent holder with over 8 years of  intellectual property law firm experience. Her areas of expertise include strategic counseling in patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret issues; portfolio management; preparation and prosecution of domestic and foreign patent applications; due diligence; assessment of patent infringement and validity; freedom-to-operate analyses; and...

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May 2020

Sarah J. Fredrick, Ph.D.

PRACTICE AREAS AND INDUSTRIES SERVED Dr. Sarah J. Fredrick is a registered U.S. patent agent and a Ph.D. chemist with several years of patent prosecution experience in a variety of fields.  She has a strong background in management and project development working in fast-paced R&D environments. Her areas of technical expertise include: materials science, electrochemistry, inorganic chemistry, solid state chemistry, nanomaterials, alloys, energy generation (photovoltaics),...

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Feb 2020

Mike Sellers

PRACTICE AREAS AND INDUSTRIES SERVED Mr. Sellers has extensive experience in patent preparation and prosecution, from hands-on project and attorney management to counselling and transactional services. Mr. Sellers is a leader in the field of intellectual property law with a robust background in the petrochemical, mechanical and electrical industries, his expertise is a valuable resource in handling patent-related issues and claims. He was the lead...

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Jan 2020

Laurent Pirolli

PRACTICE AREAS AND INDUSTRIES SERVED Dr. Pirolli is a versatile Chemical Engineer with over 10 years of research and development experience in the oil and gas industry. Specific areas of expertise include surface science, oilfield chemistry, corrosion and sensors. EXPERIENCE Prior to joining Osha Liang, Dr. Pirolli worked for Schlumberger both in the U.S. and in the U.K. His years of tenure as a Senior...

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Jan 2020

Michael J. Adams

PRACTICE AREAS AND INDUSTRIES SERVED Dr. Adams assists with prosecuting foreign and domestic patents in chemical-related industries with specific work in the fields of microbiology, polymer chemistry, industrial nanoparticle synthesis, and product research and development.  Four years of industrial chemistry and biology experience and a further eight years of research experience have provided Dr. Adams with a breadth of knowledge and expertise invaluable to his...

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Oct 2019

Seungjun Lee

PRACTICE AREAS AND INDUSTRIES SERVED Seungjun Lee assists with prosecuting foreign and domestic patents in the chemical, mechanical and oilfield industries. EXPERIENCE Prior to joining Osha Liang, Mr. Lee was a research assistant at College Station, assisting Dr. Ie Graverend with R&D for creep bench. Projects included: designing custom parts to set up a research facility for creep bench, developing MATLAB Codes for data acquisition...

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Jun 2019

Victoria Reinhart

PRACTICE AREAS AND INDUSTRIES SERVED Victoria Reinhart’s practice emphasizes foreign and domestic patent prosecution in the field of chemical engineering. EXPERIENCE Ms. Reinhart’s experience in the patent arts includes assisting in preparing and prosecuting patent applications for the chemical and oilfield industries, as well as litigating all stages of complex cases in the oilfield and mechanical industries.  In addition to patent prosecution and litigation, Ms....

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14

Dec 2017

Phillip Chambers

PRACTICE AREAS AND INDUSTRIES SERVED Dr. Chambers assists with prosecuting foreign and domestic patents in chemical-related industries with specific work in the fields of renewable energy, polymer chemistry, process manufacturing, nanotechnology, and materials science.  His technical skills span across various areas including: colloid and surface chemistry, thin film deposition, condensation polymerization, directed self-assembly (SAMs), nanolithography, and particle lithography. EXPERIENCE Prior to joining Osha Liang, Dr....

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Sep 2017

Yann Gloaguen

PRACTICE AREAS AND INDUSTRIES SERVED Dr. Yann Gloaguen assists clients with prosecuting French, European and foreign patents in the fields of chemistry, materials science, and chemical engineering. EXPERIENCE Prior to entering into the legal field at Osha Liang, Dr. Gloaguen worked in The Netherlands as a postdoctoral researcher for six years, in the fields of organometallic chemistry and sustainable homogeneous catalysis. Dr. Gloaguen obtained his...

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May 2016

Manak Basra

PRACTICE AREAS AND INDUSTRIES SERVED Manak Basra assists with prosecuting foreign and domestic patents in the chemical, mechanical, and oilfield industries. EXPERIENCE Prior to his tenure at Osha Liang, Mr. Basra worked as a quality control/quality assurance technician with TH Hill Associates.  While at TH Hill, Mr. Basra managed the completion of projects for oil and gas clients and gained experience in dealing with specialty equipment,...

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Feb 2015

Jude Yi

PRACTICE AREAS AND INDUSTRIES SERVED Mr. Yi has passed the Chinese patent bar and is in the process of completing the Chinese patent agent registration. Mr. Yi’s practice focuses on the electronics, materials, chemical, and mechanical industries. EXPERIENCE Mr. Yi has experience spans a wide range of patent, including assisting with China Patent Application and PCT Application, assisting with patent drafting and application, translating PCT...

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Dec 2014

Laura Witbeck

PRACTICE AREAS AND INDUSTRIES SERVED Laura Witbeck’s practice emphasizes foreign and domestic patent prosecution in the fields of material engineering and mechanical engineering. EXPERIENCE Ms. Witbeck’s experience includes preparing and prosecuting patent applications for the oil and gas industry, including downhole tools technology, offshore equipment, manufacturing processes and mechanical systems, as well as work with novel materials in metallurgy and ceramics, batteries and sensing and...

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Dec 2014

Kevin Szymczak

PRACTICE AREAS AND INDUSTRIES SERVED Kevin Szymczak assists with prosecuting foreign and domestic patents in the chemical, mechanical, and oilfield industries. EXPERIENCE Mr. Szymczak primarily works on drafting and prosecuting patents in the areas of olefin production, hydrocarbon cracking, polymer production, gasification, and commodity chemical production. Prior to joining Osha Liang, Mr. Szymczak spent time as a process engineer for Luminant, working on process optimization...

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Dec 2014

Michael Maldei

PRACTICE AREAS AND INDUSTRIES SERVED Dr. Maldei practices patent prosecution in the semiconductor, circuit design, consumer electronic, fab processes & process integration, electrical, chemical, optical, mechanical, manufacturing, renewable energy and telecommunication industries. EXPERIENCE Dr. Maldei has more than 20 years of professional experience as patent agent and as manager/engineer in CPU/GPU and DRAM memory testing/validation and new product introduction. He was involved in microelectronic circuit...

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Dec 2014

Aron Griffith

PRACTICE AREAS AND INDUSTRIES SERVED Aron Griffith’s practice encompasses numerous aspects of intellectual property law including patent preparation and prosecution, validity and infringement opinions, agreements, and IP counseling in the fields of chemical engineering, chemistry, power production, and mechanical engineering, with an emphasis in hydrocarbon processing, oilfield technologies, and polymer processes and catalysts. EXPERIENCE Mr. Griffith’s experience includes patent prosecution, counseling, and litigation in the...

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Dec 2014

Francesca Giovannini

PRACTICE AREAS AND INDUSTRIES SERVED Francesca Giovannini’s practice includes foreign and European patent prosecution and European patent litigation, in the fields of materials science, chemical and mechanical engineering. At Osha Liang, Ms. Giovannini handles prosecution, opposition and litigation work for French and international clients, in particular in the oil field (e.g. wellbore fluids, drilling equipments), in process engineering (e.g. polymerization plants and processes, hydrocarbon separation...

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15

Dec 2014

Dana Gheorghe

PRACTICE AREAS AND INDUSTRIES SERVED Dana Gheorghe’s practice includes patent prosecution in the field of chemistry, materials science, electronics, oilfield technologies, semiconductors and pharmaceuticals. EXPERIENCE Dr. Gheorghe has more than six years of domestic and foreign patent preparation and prosecution experience.   She has drafted, filed, and prosecuted numerous patent applications in the field of chemistry, polymers, materials science, electronics, oilfield technologies, semiconductors and pharmaceuticals.  Prior...

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15

Dec 2014

Carlyn Burton

PRACTICE AREAS AND INDUSTRIES SERVED Carlyn Burton uses intellectual property (IP) in creative and strategic ways to help clients achieve their business goals.  With more than 15 years of IP legal experience under her belt, Ms. Burton has represented a wide range of clients – from accomplished Fortune 500 companies to innovative start-ups.  As a scientist, she combines diverse technical knowledge with a strong skill...

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Dec 2014

Jeffrey Bergman

  Jeffrey S. Bergman   PRACTICE AREAS AND INDUSTRIES SERVED Jeffrey Bergman serves as the Managing Partner of the Firm’s Houston office. With over 20 years of experience, he is frequently recognized among his peers as a leader in the field of intellectual property law. Jeffrey was recently lauded in IAM Patent 1000’s 2020 edition of The World’s Leading Patent Professionals, who said, “Jeffrey Bergman...

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