Mr. Rodriguez is a Principal with the firm, and is involved in all aspects of patent law, including patent strategy, procurement, and counseling.
As a law school student, Mr. Rodriguez evaluated invention disclosures and performed searches regarding chemical subject matter at a university technology transfer office in Massachusetts, performed legal research and technical analysis regarding fiber optic subject matter at a fiber optics company in Connecticut, and served as a technical assistant for an intellectual property boutique law firm in Connecticut. Mr. Rodriguez worked as an associate attorney at the boutique law firm in Connecticut and as legal counsel at an intellectual property boutique law firm in Virginia prior to joining the firm.
Mr. Rodriguez holds a B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Massachusetts, an M.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Connecticut, and has defended his dissertation for a PhD in Chemistry and Biochemistry from George Mason University. As a graduate student, Mr. Rodriguez synthesized and validated carbon nanotube hybrid MOS-based biochemical sensors functionalized with aptamers for the selective detection of protein targets, as well as metal oxide nanomaterials for the electrochemical detection of redox targets. Recently Mr. Rodriguez developed novel protein extraction and quantification methods, and evaluated correlations to propose signaling mechanisms in disease pathogenesis. Based on his chemical and life science background, Mr. Rodriguez has prepared or prosecuted patent applications in a variety of technical areas such as drug compounds and formulations, nucleic acids, peptides, assays, polymer filters and membranes, polymer scaffolds, polymer coatings, nanomaterials, chemical reactors, quantitative analytical processes, recombinant technology, MEMS, sensors, and semiconductor fabrication and design.
Mr. Rodriguez also holds an M.S. in Telecommunications from Pace University. Prior to, and during the entire time while completing this degree, Mr. Rodriguez acquired practical computer engineering experience managing the wide area backbone network of a major stock exchange for several years, which included packet and circuit switched communications, information routing and switching equipment, and industrial protocols. Based on his computer background, Mr. Rodriguez has prepared or prosecuted patent applications in a variety of technical areas such as computer systems, computer equipment, and software processes involving security, protocols, memory, and graphics.
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