Of Counsel: Straub & Pokotylo
Legal Positions Held:
Of Counsel – Straub & Pokotylo
Intellectual Property Counsel – Verizon
(formerly NYNEX and Bell Atlantic)
Technical Positions Held:
Engineer – New England Telephone,
Manager – New England Telephone,
Prepared and/or prosecuted patent
applications involving technical areas such as: telecommunications networks and
methodologies, telecommunications devices, speech technologies, business
methods, computer systems, transmission systems, and telephony controls.
· Supervised the patent departments of NYNEX and Bell Atlantic corporations.
Negotiated and prepared patent, copyright, and
In charge of intellectual property issues
ranging from infringement allegations (defensive and offensive), patentability
studies, identification of patentable subject matter, patent prosecution,
training employees in intellectual property matters, negotiating intellectual
property agreements, and generally handling intellectual property issues for
NYNEX and Bell Atlantic.
Managed the Technology Intellectual
Property Department at Verizon, including patent prosecution, contract drafting
and negotiations, training, licensing, and infringement issues.