Juris Doctorate, summa cum laude, 1993
LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, summa cum laude, 1988 (1st in College of Engineering)
Registered Patent Attorney, 1998
Registration Number 42,040
Registered Professional Engineer, 1993
Texas Registration Number 75917
Garvey, Smith, Nehrbass & North, LLC, Patent Attorneys , Metairie, Louisiana
Partner, 2001-present Associate, 1999 to 2001
Patent Attorney, including all phases of prosecution, trial and appellate practice for patents, trademarks, and copyrights.
Montgomery, Barnett, Brown, Read, Hammond & Mintz , New Orleans, Louisiana
Associate, 1993 to 1999
Trial lawyer, including all phases of trial and appellate practice focused on intellectual property, products liability, commercial litigation, and environmental law. Intellectual property practice included infringement litigation for patents, trademarks, and copyrights. Experienced in complex motion practice, depositions, and bench and jury trials.
Exxon Company , U.S.A.
Project Engineer, 1988 to 1993
Design engineer for retail facilities storing refined petroleum products and for gasoline dispensing systems. Responsible for overseeing environmental repercussions of remediating discharges from retail storage facilities in Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, and Texas.
Admitted to practice before:
Chairman of the New Orleans Chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers .
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