Mackenzie D. Rodríguez, Patent Attorney

New Orleans • 504-247-6973 • mrodriguez@gsnn.us

LICENSURES

 

Licensed Attorney , Louisiana State Bar (2009), New York State Bar (2009), and Massachusetts State Bar (2008)

Registered Patent Attorney , United States Patent and Trademark Office (2008)

Certified Medical Technologist , American Society of Clinical Pathology (2002)

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

Dismore , Mackenzie L.  “Intellectual Property’s Newest Invention, The Tax Patent:  Has Patent Protection Extended Beyond its Constitutional Limits?”  Tulane Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property, Vol. 10, Dec 2007.

 

Dismore , Mackenzie L, David Haytowitz, James W. Peterson, and Sarah L. Booth.  “The Vitamin K Content of Nuts and Fruits in the U.S. Diet.”  Journal of the American Dietetic Association, Vol. 103, no. 12, Dec 2003.

 

 

 

LEGAL EXPERIENCE

 

Garvey, Smith & Nehrbass, Patent Attorneys, L.L.C., New Orleans, LA August 2012 – present

Of Counsel

Prepare patent and trademark applications, amendments, responses to office actions, and other prosecution documents; drafting and review of licensing and other intellectual property agreements; research and analyze legal issues involving patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

 

Taylor, Porter, Brooks & Philips , Baton Rouge, LA    June 2011 – June 2012

Associate

Practice in patent prosecution, transactions, and litigation; prepare patent applications, amendments, responses to office actions, and reports to clients; review and advise clients regarding licensing, material transfer, and sponsored research agreements; research and analyze legal issues for general litigation practice, prepare research memoranda, pleadings and reports to clients; participate in firm recruitment and retention of law students for clerk program.

 

Hailey, McNamara, Hall, Larmann & Papale , Metairie, LA      September 2009 – June 2011

Associate

Responsible for management and reporting of over three-hundred case files for one client; prepare pleadings, reports to clients, and appellate documents; attend hearings regarding discovery and dispositive motions; organize, attend and supervise settlement conferences and mediations; participate in trial preparation; communicate with client regarding case strategy and recommendations.

 

 

 

OTHER EXPERIENCE

Baldwinsville Central School District , Baldwinsville, NY     August 2004 – May 2005

Special Education Teaching Assistant/ Substitute Teacher

Adapted lessons for special needs students; acted as a substitute for elementary school teachers as needed.

 

 

The Scripps Research Institute, Molecular Experimental Medicine Dept ., La Jolla, CA     July 2003–August 2004

Lab Manager/Research Assistant                                                                     

Developed and performed experiments and reported experiment results in weekly lab meetings; maintained and adjusted lab’s supply and animal inventories; trained and supervised two student workers.

 

The Children’s Hospital , Boston, MA     January 2002 – June 2003

Medical Technologist, ASCP-MT

Performed clinical laboratory testing and reported results in immunology, hematology, immunohematology, and microbiology laboratories; maintained immunology lab’s equipment; tested and reported results for one research study including intracellular flow cytometry; trained one student in flow cytometry.

 

 

 

EDUCATION

 

Tulane University Law School , New Orleans, LA      May 2008

Juris Doctor, cum laude

·       Academic Scholarship; Negotiation, Mediation & Arbitration Clinic; NOLAC Low Income Taxpayers’ Clinic

·       Activities: Tulane Journal of Technology & Intellectual Property, LexisNexis Advanced Research Skills, Berlin Summer Program on Cross-Cultural Alternative Dispute Resolution

 

Northeastern University , Boston, MA     June 2002

Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science, magna cum laude

·       University Honors Program, Carl S. Ell Scholar; MLS Faculty, Dean Constantine, Dean Keagle Scholarships, University Dean’s List

·       Activities: President’s Advisory Board for Enrollment Management, Bouvé College Peer Mentor Program, Golden Key National Honor Society, University Admissions Tour Guide

 

 

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