Harrity & Harrity, LLP, a leading patent preparation and prosecution law firm, is pleased to announce the addition of four highly skilled patent attorneys and two law clerks to its legal team. This includes Joseph Lentivech, a former Administrative Patent Judge with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and Marine Corps veteran, who the firm announced last week returned as counsel.
“We are excited for this seasoned group of superstars to join our team and assist the firm in continuing to provide excellent customer service to our Patent 300 clients,” said Harrity & Harrity Partner Paul Harrity. “It’s great to have Joe back as he brings highly valuable experience and insights through his recent work as a USPTO Administrative Patent Judge that will greatly benefit our clients.”
Patrick Hansen, based in Raleigh, specializes in the preparation and prosecution of patent applications in electrical, computer, and mechanical technologies. Hansen has represented petitioners and patent owners in post-grant proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. He utilizes his comprehensive understanding of the industry and extensive legal experience to build high quality patent portfolios.
Joseph Lentivech, based in Mobile, Ala., specializes in the preparation and prosecution of patent applications in electrical and computer technologies, including telecommunications and computer hardware and software systems. Lentivech returns to the firm, where he was a patent attorney for four years, after working as an Administrative Patent Judge at the USPTO, where he decided appeals from adverse examiner decisions in patent applications directed to electrical and computer-related technologies and business methods.
McCord Rayburn, based in Charlotte, has significant experience in all aspects of patent preparation and prosecution for U.S. and international applications, including leading teams of patent attorneys to efficiently obtain high-value patent protection. Rayburn brings extensive technical knowledge and international legal experience, including the coordination of inbound U.S. national stage patent application filings for foreign corporations with global patent portfolios.
Bret Tingey, based in Raleigh, focuses his practice on patent preparation and prosecution for inventors in mechanical and electrical technology fields. He began his legal career with a specialty in IP litigation and wrote memos and briefs, including those for submission to the United States Supreme Court. He primarily focuses on patent preparation and prosecution, applying his litigation experience to every patent that he drafts or prosecutes.
Sora Ko, based in the Washington, D.C., metro area, is a law clerk specializing in patent preparation and prosecution before the USPTO. She has experience in different aspects of patent prosecution, including assisting with the preparation and prosecution of patent applications related to computer software, telecommunications, networking devices, and mechanical devices. Ko previously served as Editor-in-Chief of The University of Richmond Law Review and worked as a summer associate at Harrity & Harrity before joining the firm full-time.
Abigail Troy based in the Washington, D.C., metro area, joins Harrity as a law clerk specializing in the preparation and prosecution of patent applications with a focus on computer hardware and software, telecommunications, computer networking, business methods, and consumer products. She is a former Primary Patent Examiner at the USPTO, where she worked for nearly a decade examining patent applications directed to mechanical devices, including jewelry and fasteners. Troy also worked as a training assistant in the Patent Training Academy and as a technology center trainer in TC 3600.