MACKENZIE D. RODRÍGUEZ, PATENT ATTORNEY
New Orleans • 504-247-6973 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Registered Patent Attorney , United States Patent and Trademark Office (2008)
Certified Medical Technologist , American Society of Clinical Pathology (2002)
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.
Garvey, Smith & Nehrbass, Patent Attorneys, L.L.C., New Orleans, LA August 2012 – present
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
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
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.
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.
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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