Law degree from Case Western Reserve University, top 5% of class
Ph. D. in Chemical Engineering, Rice University
Licensed to practice before the United States Patent & Trademark Office
Over ten years as a patent attorney including some litigation and much patent prosecution.
Experience with diverse technologies including semiconductor processing.

Work History
2001-present                Patent Attorney, Paul V. Keller, PLC
Drafting and prosecuting US patent applications. Guiding foreign associates prosecuting European regional and foreign national patent applications. Conducting patentability searches and freedom to operate searches. Providing patent validity opinions. Clients include Eaton Corporation, Navistar, Inc. (exhaust aftertreatment systems), and NeoMed Technologies (medical diagnostic methods and devices).

2002-present                Of Counsel, Eschweiler & Associates, LLC
Drafting patent applications for the semiconductor industry. Clients include Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Advanced Micro Devices, and Texas Instruments.

2000-2001                    Attorney, Amin, Eschweiler and Turocy
Associate. Work focused on patent prosecution. Clients included Engelhard and Microsoft.

1997-2000                    Attorney, Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue
Associate in the Intellectual Property section. Work divided among litigation, patent prosecution, and advising. Clients included Proctor & Gamble, Abbott Labs, and Eastman Chemical.

1992-1994                    Consultant, Paul V. Keller, Inc.
Developed computer simulations to design improvements for a carbon vapor infiltration process used in aircraft brake disc manufacturing. Demonstrated tractability of a complex problem using simplified models of soot combustion and heterogeneous deposition reactions.

1991-1992                    Engineering Specialist, BP Research
Developed computer simulations modeling a variety of processes, including carbon vapor infiltration, bacterial growth around a well head and diffusion and reaction through a cracked coating.

1985-1991                    Graduate Assistant, Rice University
Developed methods of modeling catalytic converters. Used models to design a better catalytic converter.

1987                               Summer Hire, Shell Development Company
Added a trace component modeling feature to Shell’s reservoir simulator. Vectorized numerous subroutines to improve efficiency.

1984                               Technical Aide, 3M Company
Developed a manufacturing process to form solar cell tape using an excimer laser.

1982-1983                    Research Assistant, Johns Hopkins University
Conducted experiments on chemically-induced droplet nucleation.

1981                               Student Engineer, M&T Chemicals
Developed a method of controlling antimony trioxide particle size.

1994-1997                    J.D., Case Western Reserve University
1985-1991                    Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, Rice University
1979-1985                    B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University