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.
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