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Attorneys
Richard Neifeld, Ph.D., Patent Attorney
Robert W. Hahl, Ph.D., Patent Attorney
Bruce Margulies, MBA, Patent Attorney
Daniel Sachs, Attorney
John K. Pike, Ph.D., Patent Attorney

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Richard Neifeld, Ph.D.
Patent Attorney
Email Address:
Phone: 703.415.0012 ext. 100
Skype: rneifeld.neifeld.com
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Firm Publications

Education
J.D. The George Washington University Law School 1994
Ph.D. Rutgers University (Solid State Physics) 1985
B.S./B.A. University of Rochester (Physics and Mathematics)
(Cum Laude and Honors) 1980

Admissions to Practice
Rick is admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, the Courts of the Commonwealth of Virginia, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC), the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Experience
Chair of the FCBA PTAB and TTAB committee. Former chair of the FCBA PTAB subcommittee. Former Vice Chair of the AIPLA PCT Issues Committee. Former chair of the AIPLA Interference Committee (now the PTAB Trials committee) and that committee’s Services Subcommittee. Member of the AIPLA, FCBA, ASIPI, and Virginia Patent Lawyers Club. Substantial experience with PTAB AIA; patent interferences; petitions; appeals; reexaminations, and reissues proceedings in the USPTO; in PCT international applications and foreign regional and national patent prosecution. Due diligence including investigations, database searching, and opinions.

Widely published in IP law publications, frequent lecturer to patent attorneys on patent law topics, and an active member of the patent bar associations. Founder and moderator for the popular "PatentInterPartes" group on the http://groups.yahoo.com/group/patentinterpartes/ web site, which is a forum for general information on patent law and practice with a focus on PTAB trial and patent interference issues.

Co-founder of the former PatentValuePredictor automated patent valuation service, co-inventor of the underlying macro-economic model for valuing patents (now patented as US patent 7,676,375), and programmer of some of the code powering the automated valuations.

Dr. Neifeld did his post doctoral work at Rutgers University, and then worked as a staff scientist at the U.S. Army's Laboratory Command for several years before entering the field of law. His research focused on applied physics areas of electro-optics, III-V materials, microwaves, vacuum deposition technology, superconductors, and electronics directed towards the U.S. Army's electronics, communication, and signal processing needs.

Representative Cases

Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
MasterImage 3d, Inc. v. RealD Inc., Docket No. 16-2236 (6/2016)
Greatbatch, Ltd. v. AVX Corporation, Docket No. 16-1875 (4/2016)
Tobinick v. Kjell Olmarkder and Bjorn Rydevik, Docket No. 2013-1499 (7/2013)
In re Scroggie, Docket No. 2011-1016 (2011)
In re Seed Layers, Docket No. 2012-1047 (2011)
AllVoice Developments US LLC, Misc. Docket No. 948 (2010)
In re Scroggie, Docket No. 2005-1164 (2005)

District Court for the District of Columbia
Catalina Marketing International, Inc. v. Kappos, 1:10-cv-01869-EGS (2011)

District Court of Virginia, Eastern District
Peter J. Snelling v. Robert B. Lawson et al., 1:13cv0248 (2013)
Tact IP LLC v. Janssen Biotech, Inc. et. al., (2012)
Catalina Marketing International, Inc. v. Kappos, (2011)

PTAB Trials and Interferences
Proceeding IPR2015-00710 AVX Corporation v. Greatbatch, Ltd.
Proceeding IPR2015-00713 AVX Corporation v. Greatbatch, Ltd.
Proceeding IPR2015-00101 AVX Corporation v. Greatbatch, Ltd.
Proceeding IPR2014-01361 AVX Corporation v. Greatbatch, Ltd.
Proceeding IPR2014-00697 AVX Corporation v. Greatbatch, Ltd.
Proceeding CBM2014-00095 Delta Air Lines, Inc. v. Loyalty Conversion Systems Corporation
Proceeding CBM2014-00095 Delta Air Lines, Inc. v. Loyalty Conversion Systems Corporation
Interference 106002 Andersen v. Wan
Interference 105991 Andersen v. Wan
Interference 105956 Thomas v. Pippin
Interference 105957 Thomas v. Pippin
Interference 105958 Thomas v. Pippin
Interference 105959 Thomas v. Pippin
Interference 105962 Kaltenbach & Voigt GMBH v. W&H Dentalwerk Burmoos GMBH
Interference 105934 Kaltenbach & Voigt GMBH v. W&H Dentalwerk Burmoos GMBH
Interference 105,866 TOBINICK v. OLMARKER v. OLMARKER v. OLMARKER v. OLMARKER
Interference 105,859 Patti v. Leedy (BPAI 8/3/2012)
Interference 105,841 TOBINICK v. TOBINICK v. LE v. LE (BPAI 6/21/2012)
Interferences 105,801; 105,802; 105,803 THOMAS v. PIPPIN, (8/2012)
Interference 105,799 Brown v. Schrage, (8/2012)
Interference 105,746 Mitchell v. Holt, (BPAI 4/27/2011)
Interference 105,684 RILO v. Benedict, (02/23/2011)
Interference 105,621 TOBINICK v. Le, (BPAI, 12/02/2008)
Interference 105,393 Espiau et al. v. Guthrie, (BPAI, 03/23/2008)
Interference 105,571 Parker v. Guterman, (BPAI, 08/01/2007)
Interference 105,475 Yachareni v. Guterman, (BPAI, 08/22/2006)
Interference 105,386 Yamada v. Gongwer, (BPAI, 02/21/2006)
Interference 105,076 UDDENFELDT v. SAINTON, (BPAI, 06/29/2003)
Interference 104,598 Deaton v. O'Brien, (BPAI, 12/13/2000)
Interference 104,599 Deaton v. O'Brien, (BPAI, 12/13/2000)
Interference 104,600 Deaton v. O'Brien, (BPAI, 12/13/2000)
Interference 104,601 Deaton v. O'Brien, (BPAI, 12/13/2000)
Interference 104,602 Deaton v. O'Brien, (BPAI, 12/13/2000)
Interference 104,604 Deaton v. O'Brien, (BPAI, 12/13/2000)
Interference 104,605 Deaton v. O'Brien, (BPAI, 12/13/2000)
Interference 104,600 Deaton v. O'Brien, (BPAI, 12/13/2000)
Interference 104,600 Deaton v. O'Brien, (BPAI, 12/13/2000)
Interference 104,600 Deaton v. O'Brien, (BPAI, 12/13/2000)
Interference 104,600 Deaton v. O'Brien, (BPAI, 12/13/2000)
Interference 104,600 Deaton v. O'Brien, (BPAI, 12/13/2000)
Interferences 104,071 and 104,164 (consolidated), HUGHES v. QUINN (BPAI, 11/08/2000)

PTAB Patent Appeal Final Decisions
Application, Appeal, Publication date, Decision date, Caption
09828122, 2010006083, 06/19/2002, 03/24/2011 Ex Parte Katz
09828122, 2010006083, 06/19/2002, 01/26/2011 Ex Parte Katz
08873974, 2010000062, 07/23/2003, 01/17/2011 Ex Parte SCROGGIE
11153377, 2010012407, 12/20/2006, 09/28/2010 Ex Parte Simrell
09946157, 2008004695, 06/12/2002, 03/30/2010 Ex Parte Beckmann
09893775, 2007002767, 04/17/2002, 03/29/2009 Ex Parte Gardenswartz
09893775, 2007002767, 04/17/2002, 10/30/2008 Ex Parte Gardenswartz
09998941, 2008001168, 09/25/2002, 06/25/2008 Ex Parte Trauth
09595677, 2008000532, 05/10/2007, 05/09/2008 Ex Parte Laor
90005888, 2007002809, 01/11/2000, 04/22/2008 Ex Parte 6014634
09826814, 2007004393, 08/19/2008, 02/26/2008 Ex Parte Williams
08873974, 2006002100, 10/09/2002, 01/28/2008 Ex Parte SCROGGIE
10733292, 2007000850, 06/23/2004, 01/22/2008 Ex Parte White
10733292, 2007000850, 06/23/2004, 05/17/2007 Ex Parte White
90005888, 2006001585, 01/11/2000, 07/26/2006 Ex Parte 6014634
10448194, 2005001632, 11/19/2003, 09/18/2005 Ex Parte Williams
09286304, 2002002256, 06/06/2006, 05/12/2005 Ex Parte GIULIANI
09567274, 2004001420 07/23/2003, 01/30/2005 Ex Parte Scroggie
08873974, 2004001267 07/23/2003 09/29/2004 Ex Parte SCROGGIE
09146199, 2002001846, 01/02/2002, 09/19/2002 Ex Parte O'BRIEN

USPTO Patent Reexaminations
90011447, filed 2/10/2011
10095715, filed 3/8/2002
90005888, filed 12/12/2000
90010653, filed 8/21/2009
90011239, filed 9/17/2010

USPTO Patent Reissues
09270791, filed 3/17/1999, now RE37,872
09939688, filed 8/28/2001, now RE38,385
09939689, filed 8/28/2001, now RE39,497
10882124, filed 7/1/2004
12344437, filed 12/26/2008
12344452, filed 12/26/2008
12346737, filed 12/30/2008
13294418, filed 11/11/2011
13960142, filed 8/6/2013


Robert W. Hahl, Ph.D.
Patent Attorney
Email Address:
Phone: 703.415.0012 ext. 103
Skype: rhahl.neifeld.com
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Firm Publications

Education
J.D. The George Washington University Law School 1993
Ph.D. Harvard University (Synthetic Organic Chemistry) 1989
B.S. Stevens Institute of Technology 1980

Admissions to Practice
Robert is admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, the Courts of the Commonwealth of Virginia, the District of Columbia, and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC).

Experience
Robert Hahl is a registered patent attorney and has extensive experience in chemical, pharmaceutical and biotechnology patents with extensive experience representing life science companies in:

Robert has a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Harvard University (1989) under the direction of Nobel Laureate E.J. Corey. Prior to obtaining an advanced degree he worked as a research chemist at Merck and Co.

Technical Publications

E.J. Corey, S. Ohuchida and Robert W. Hahl, Total Synthesis of C-22 Prostanoids in the E and F Series, J. Amer. Chem Soc., 1984,106, 3875.

E.J. Corey, J. Gregory Reid, Andrew G. Myers and Robert W. Hahl, A Simple Synthetic Route to the Limonoid System, J. Amer. Chem Soc., 1987, 109, 918-919.

E.J. Corey and Robert W. Hahl, Synthesis of a Limonoid, Azadiradione, Tetrahedron Letters, Vol. 30, No. 23, pp. 3023-3026, 1989.

Robert W. Hahl, Total Synthesis of Azadiradioine and Total Synthesis of C-22 Prostanoids in the E and F series Based on Docosahexaenoic Acid, - Ph.D., Thesis, 1989, Harvard University.

Robert W. Hahl, The Size and Shape of Hydrogen Atoms in Organic Compounds: A survey of interatomic distances in x-ray crystal structures, Undergraduate Thesis, Stevens Institute of Technology, 1980.

Background

Twenty five years experience in patent law, involving a wide range of chemical technologies, including pharmaceuticals, genetic engineering, polymers, and semiconductors.

Representative Cases

Inter partes

ex parte

Business counseling

PTAB proceedings

Represented Petitioner in:
IPR2015-01086 Coalition For Affordable Drugs V LLC v. Biogen IDEC International GmbH. Inter Partes Review on the use of dimethyl fumarate in pharmaceutical preparations.
IPR2015-01136 Coalition For Affordable Drugs V LLC v. Biogen MA Inc. Inter Partes Review on treatment of multiple sclerosis using dimethyl fumarate, monomethyl fumarate, or a combination thereof.

Represented Patent Owner in:
IPR2014-00728 Silicon Laboratories, Inc. v. Cresta Technology Corporation. Inter Partes Review on an integrated, multi-standard television receiver.
IPR2014-00809 Silicon Laboratories, Inc. v. Cresta Technology Corporation. Inter Partes Review on a broadband television signal receiver.
IPR2014-00881 Silicon Laboratories, Inc. v. Cresta Technology Corporation. Inter Partes Review on an integrated television tuner circuit.
IPR2015-00591 Maxlinear, Inc. v. Cresta Technology Corporation. Inter Partes Review on an integrated, multi-standard television receiver.
IPR2015-00592 Maxlinear, Inc. v. Cresta Technology Corporation. Inter Partes Review on an integrated, multi-standard television receiver.
IPR2015-00593 Maxlinear, Inc. v. Cresta Technology Corporation. Inter Partes Review on an integrated, multi-standard television receiver.
IPR2015-00594 Maxlinear, Inc. v. Cresta Technology Corporation. Inter Partes Review on an integrated, multi-standard television receiver.
IPR2015-00615 Silicon Laboratories, Inc. v. Cresta Technology Corporation. Inter Partes Review on an integrated, multi-standard television receiver.
IPR2015-00626 Silicon Laboratories, Inc. v. Cresta Technology Corporation. Inter Partes Review on a broadband television signal receiver.
IPR2015-00710 AVX Corporation v. Greatbatch, Ltd. Inter Partes Review on feedthrough capacitor filter assemblies with laminar flow delaminations.
IPR2015-00713 AVX Corporation v. Greatbatch, Ltd. Inter Partes Review on device to protect an active implantable medical device feedthrough capacitor.
IPR2015-00943 Ardagh Glass Inc. v. Culchrome, LLC. Inter Partes Review on method for recycling mixed colored cutlet glass into new glass products.
IPR2015-00944 Ardagh Glass Inc. v. Culchrome, LLC. Inter Partes Review on method of creating recycled glass products.


Bruce Margulies, MBA
Patent Attorney
Email Address:
Phone: 703.415.0012 ext. 102
Skype: bmargulies.neifeld.com
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Firm Publications

Education
J.D. North Carolina Central University 2001
Managing editor, Law Review
M.B.A. University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business 1990
B.S. University of Maryland Baltimore County (Information Systems Management) 1987

Admissions to Practice
Bruce is admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the Courts of the State of Maryland and the District of Columbia.

Experience
Bruce has extensive experience in trademark opposition/cancellation settlement and litigation, and trademark prosecution; and manages the firm's trademark docket. In addition, he has substantial experience in the business methods patents areas and patent litigation support.

Representative Cases

The Procter & Gamble Company v. Russell Capital Ventures Corporation, (TTAB cancellation 92066749)
The Procter & Gamble Company v. Russell Capital Ventures Inc, (TTAB opposition 91234265)
Freddy S.P.A. v. Shenzhen CHENGSHUO Technology Co., Ltd., (TTAB opposition 91234062)
American Training Center Inc. v. Paul Ferrara, (TTAB cancellation 92064857)
American Training Center Inc. v. Paul Ferrara, (TTAB opposition 91231047)
NVIDIA Corporation v. Sociedad Quality Intl, S.A., (TTAB cancellation 92064552)
Belmora, LLC v. Jomex International LLC, (TTAB opposition 91229883)
Orpheus Music SL v. SZ DJI Technology Co., Ltd., (TTAB opposition 91229359)
Arnulfo Lopez v. Nunez Cuellar Enrique, (TTAB cancellation 92061591)
Alejandro G. Chavez v. Jose De Jesus Zuniga Canuto, (TTAB cancellation 92061395)
Trois Investments Inc v. Tantum Media Verlag Gesellschaft MBH, (TTAB cancellation 92060800)
Paul Ferrara v. FB Beauty Ltd, (TTAB opposition 91220412)
American Training Center Inc. v. Paul Ferrara, (TTAB opposition 91219936)
American Training Center Inc. v. Paul Ferrara, (TTAB opposition 91219457)
American Training Center Inc v. Paul Ferrara, (TTAB opposition 91217872)
Piston Cloud Computing, Inc. v. ContractPal, Inc., (TTAB cancellation 92059766)
Elliot S Klein v. Niazi, Fawad Suhail, (TTAB opposition 91217242)
Douglas R. Littlemore v. Chemcorp Pty Ltd, (TTAB opposition 91215011)
Paul Ferrara v. Laracuente, Juliette, (TTAB opposition 91214908)
Paul Ferrara v. Laracuente, Juliette, (TTAB opposition 91214638)
Importadora Triunfo, S.A. v. Sun 'N' Sand Accessories LLC, (TTAB opposition 91214509)
Paul Ferrara v. Laracuente, Juliette, (TTAB opposition 91214421)
Einstok Beer Company, L.P. v. Cary Hensley, (TTAB cancellation 92058448)
Western Glove Works v. Marquesina, S.A., (TTAB opposition 91213610)
Alejandro Gonzalez Chavez v. Zuniga Canuto Jose De Jesus, (TTAB opposition 91213410)
Alvi's Drift Wine International v. von Stiehl Winery, (TTAB cancellation 92058100)
Paul Ferrara v. Laracuente, Juliette, (TTAB cancellation 92058064)
Whole Foods Market IP, L.P. v. Kd Did Inc. DBA Energy Essentials, (TTAB cancellation 92057765)
Whole Foods Market IP, L.P. v. Kd Did Inc. DBA Energy Essentials, (TTAB cancellation 92057762)
Société Partition Manufacturiers Associés (PMA) Inc. v. Nxtwall, LLC, (TTAB opposition 91211995)
Mike J. McCarney v. Les Complices, (TTAB cancellation 92057532)
Sazerac North America, Inc. v. Beijing Eastern Guocai Investment Management Co. Ltd., (TTAB opposition 91210709)
ANTHONY R LOPEZ v. Salomon Guajardo Villarreal and Ubaldo Suarez Valadez, (TTAB opposition 91209852)
Paul Ferrara v. DiCalabria, Inc., (TTAB cancellation 92056785)
Paul Ferrara v. Ferrara Pan Candy Co., Inc., (TTAB cancellation 92056713)
Bridgestone Corporation and Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC v. Qingdao Free Trade Zone Huigong International Trade Co., Ltd., (TTAB opposition 91208380)
Motorola Trademark Holdings, LLC v. Wuxi Jiefu Electroacoustic Co. Ltd., (TTAB opposition 91207617)
Donald J. Trump v. Lantos Emery AKA Lantos Imre, (TTAB opposition 91203185)
Deutsche Lufthansa AG v. Black Sky, Inc., (TTAB opposition 91202886)
Interplanet Productions Limited v. Bilal Mazhar, (TTAB opposition 91202799)
Whole Foods Market IP, LP v. KD Did, Inc. dba Energy Essentials, (TTAB opposition 91202685)
Merck KGAA v. Produits Chimiques Magnus Ltée, (TTAB opposition 91202537)
MAG IAS, LLC v. Produits Chimiques Magnus Ltée, (TTAB opposition 91202300)
Paxanic Tazoka, LLC v. Keller Associates Network, Inc., (TTAB opposition 91198465)TTAB Proceedings
Catalina Marketing Corporation v. Coupnetwork, LLC., (TTAB cancellation 92052961)
ZOOMCREATOR.COM PTY LTD (substituted as party-plaintiff) v. Zoomorama SARL, (TTAB opposition 91190025)
One Stop, Inc. v. Drug-Aware Ltd, (TTAB opposition 91192502)
DIRECTV, Inc. v. Rees Enterprises LLC, (TTAB opposition 91191278)
Penguin Books Limited v. Seth Alexander, (TTAB opposition 91190519)
TerricaSkaggs v. Jones, Rachelle L., (TTAB opposition 91190436)
Learning Tree International, Inc. v. Brian J. Mistler, (TTAB opposition 91190239)
GoDaddy.com, Inc. v. Morris Sanford, (TTAB opposition 91190113)
Zuffa, LLC v. Ellis J Estes, (TTAB opposition 91189954)
Build-A-Bear Retail Management Inc v. Scott Tunis, (TTAB opposition 91189746)
Stokely-Van Camp, Inc. v. XTC Limited Company, (TTAB opposition 91189714)
Swatch AG (Swatch SA) (Swatch Ltd.) v. Jessica Elliot, Paul Sherrod, (TTAB opposition 91189709)
PEI Licensing, Inc. v. Seth Alexander, (TTAB opposition 91189630)
Elliot Klein v. ReturnMoi and design Canada Inc., (TTAB opposition 91189605)
Christopher M Horgan v. Iragorri, Mauricio, (TTAB opposition 91189493)
Ashland Licensing and Intellectual Property LLC v. SPS Import & Export Inc., Salaverry, Sergio P., (TTAB opposition 91189228)
The Glad Products Company v. Keith J. Wingfield, (TTAB opposition 91188836)
E. & J. GALLO WINERY v. Mike McCarney, (TTAB opposition 91188378)
Paxanic Tazoka, LLC v. Keller Associates Network, Inc., (TTAB opposition 91198465)
Li & Fung, (B.V.I.) Limited v. Black Cat Lucky, (TTAB opposition 91187214)
Zillow, Inc. v. Homezill LLC, (TTAB cancellation 92049291)
Montblanc-Simplo GmbH v. Hubbell Development Corp. d/b/a White Mountain Candle Company, (TTAB opposition 91189746)
Elan Corporation PLC v. Elan Laser MedSpa LLC, (TTAB opposition 91183862)
Zillow, Inc. v. Homezill LLC, (TTAB opposition 91183213)
General Cable Technologies Corporation v. Osemi, Inc., (TTAB opposition 91174755)
General Cable Technologies Corporation v. Osemi, Inc., (TTAB opposition 91174753)
General Cable Technologies Corporation v. Osemi, Inc., (TTAB opposition 91174752)
AFRICAN MEDICAL & RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC. v. DEXTRA DATA HOLDING AG, (TTAB cancellation 92046738)


Daniel Sachs
Attorney
Email Address:
Phone: 703.415.0012 ext. 101
Skype: dsachs.neifeld.com
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Firm Publications

Education
J.D. George Mason University School of Law
American Jurisprudence Award in Business Associations, 1991 1993
B.A. College of William and Mary (Double Major: Philosophy / Government) 1987

Admissions to Practice
Daniel is admitted to practice before the Courts of the Commonwealth of Virginia, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Experience
Daniel has been the lead attorney in more than 800 cases.

Representative Cases

Nova Delivery, Inc. vs. Authorized Resources, Ltd. In the General District Court for Fairfax County, Case No. GV09003798-00
Peter J. Snelling vs. Robert B. Lawson and Neptune-Benson, LLC, In the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Civil Action 1:13-cv-248
Sachs v. Horan, 252 Va. 247, 475 S.E.2d 276 (1996)
Westmoreland Coal Company, et. al. v. Russell, 31 Va. App. 16, 520 S.E.2d 839, (1999)
Mullins v. Dickenson County Medical Center, et. al., 74 OWC 176, VWC File No. 174-42-71 (Virginia Workers Compensation Commission 1995)
Coleman v. Harman Mining Corp. & Director, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, 21 BLR 3-1 (1996)
Owens vs. Clinchfield Coal, VWC File NO. 18-663-27 (1995)
Mize vs. E. I. DuPont, VWC File NO. 175-67-85 (1996)
Horan vs. Island Creek Coal Company, VWC File NO. 169-28-02 (1994)
Dizney vs. Westmoreland Coal Company, VWC File No. 159-96-98 (1996)
Laredo vs. American Painting Industries, VWC File NO. 205-24-75 (2002)
North Branch Coal Company vs. Gerald W. Cordle, VWC File No. 191-97-3 (1997)
Cobb vs. Westermoreland Coal Company, VWC File 1459-94-3 (1995)
Bales vs. Sea "B" Mining Company, VWC File No. 1699-96-3 (1997)
Mullins vs. Clinchfield Coal Company, VWC File No. 1700-96-3 (1997)
Westmoreland Coal Company vs. Lawson, VWC File No. 1934-94-3 (1995)
Hackney vs. Westmoreland Coal Company, VWC File No. 159-89-55 (1994)
Perkins vs. Island Creek Coal Company, VWC File No. 173-01-25 (1996)
Trump vs. Island Creek Coal Company, VWC File No. 179-95-71 (1997)
Massie vs. Island Creek Coal Company, VWC File No. 190-06-09 (1998)
Chaffin vs. Clinchfeild Coal Company, VWC File No. 189-93-81 (1999)
Lawson vs. Westmoreland Coal Company, VWC File No. 165-67-26 (1994)
Hess vs. Island Creek Coal Company, VWC File No. 170-93-15 (1997)
Harris vs. Clinchfeild Coal Company, VWC File No. 594-007 (1997)
Cordle vs. North Branch Coal Company, VWC File No. 179-58-13 (1997), Affirmed by the Court of Appeals at Record No. 191-97-3 (June 10, 1997)(Unpublished)
Campbell vs. Island Creek Coal Company, VWC File No. 177-45-54 (1996)
Bales vs. Sea "B" Mining Company, VWC File No. 176-85-00 (1996), Affirmed by the Court of Appeals at Record No. 1699-96-3 (January 14, 1997)(Unpublished)
Mullins vs. Clinchfield Coal Company, VWC File No. 176-56-16 (1996), Affirmed by the Court of Appeals at Record No. 1700-96-3 (January 14, 1997)(Unpublished)
Shortridge vs. Humana Hospital Clinch Valley, VWC File No. 161-37-96 (1996)
Wagner vs. Westmoreland Coal Company, VWC File No. 171-40-14, Companion File NO. 155-95-27 (1995)
Harman Mining Corporation vs. Thacker, VWC File No. 267-99-4 (1999)
Beller vs. Dickenson County Medical Center, VWC File NO. 168-64-65 (1995)
Flanary vs. Westermoreland Coal Company, VWC File No. 167-71-61 (1995)
Van Dyke vs. Long Airdox Company, VWC File NO. 174-14-17 (1996)
Maggard vs. Westmoreland Coal Company, VWC File No. 155-64-45 (1996)
Van Dyke vs. Island Creek Coal Company, VWC File No. 121-58-76 (1996)
Duty vs. Clinchfield Coal Company, VWC File No. 173-11-42 (1995)
Hicks vs. Island Creek Coal Company, VWC File No. 170-25-40 (1995)
Winston vs. Trigon Blue Cross Blue Shield, VWC File No. 207-16-06 (2004)
Herron vs. Westmoreland Coal Company, VWC File No. 186-45-68 (1998)
Reyes vs. AMF Bowling Worldwide, VWC File No. 207-45-69 (2004)
Beller vs. Dickenson County Medical Center, VWC File No. 168-64-45 (1999)
Waiters vs. Oak Meadow Nursing Home, VWC File No. 202-48-83 (2004)
Wolf vs. Total Blood Management, Inc. VWC File NO. 211-25-34 (2004)
Harrison vs. Washington Redskins, VWC File No. 201-65-39 (2003)
Sparkman vs. Island Creek Coal Company, VWC File No. 172-37-42 (2000)
Whitt vs. Long Airdox Company, VWC File No. 177-67-37 (1998)
Mize vs. E. I. DuPont deNemours & Co., VWC File NO. 180-46-28 (1997)
Westmoreland Coal Company vs. Russell, Record NO. 84-99-4 (VA Court of Appeals, 1999)(Unpublished)
Abouelhagag vs. Pizza Hut # 747317, VWC File No. 199-24-50 (2004)
Guzman vs. Hitt Contracting, VWC File No. 213-94-67 (2004)
Yokum vs. Grubb & Ellis, VWC File No. 212-10-15 (2004)
Thacker vs. Harman Mining Corp, VWC File No. 186-53-24, Affirmed by the Court of Appeals in Record No. 267-99-4 (June 8, 1999)(Unpublished)
Barker vs. Westermoreland Coal Company, VWC File No. 182-88-44 (1988)
Davis vs. Island Creek Coal Company, VWC File No. 183-39-14 (1997)
Blevins vs. Westmoreland Coal Company, VWC File No. 176-43-99 (1996)
McNew vs. Westmoreland Coal Company, VWC File No. 176-28-65 (1996)
Ghoreishi vs. CVS # 1413, VWC File NO. 203-12-19 (2004)
Garner vs. St. Coletta of Greater Washington, Inc., VWC File No. 211-74-41 (2004)
Whitaker vs. Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, VWC File No. 209-66-61 (2004)
Russell vs. Westmoreland Coal Company, VWC File No. 187-01-60 (1998), Affirmed by the Court of Appeals at 31 Va. App. 16, 520 S.E.2d 839 (1999)
Eller vs. Prince William County School Board, VWC File NO. 214-29-66 (2004)
Wingfield vs. Pierce Associates, VWC File No. 207-04-08 (2004)
Cisneros vs. Cardinal Concrete Company, VWC File No. 199-50-15 (2004)
Trump vs. Island Creek Coal Company, VWC File No. 179-95-71 (1998)
Edwards vs. Clinchfield Coal Company, VWC File No. 124-98-41 (1997)
Ebiasah vs. Target Stores # T1088 A, VWC File No. 211-57-01 (2004)


John K. Pike, Ph.D.
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Education
J.D. George Mason University School of Law 2001
Ph.D. University of Florida (Chemistry) 1994
B.S. Texas A&I University (Chemistry) 1989
B.A. Corpus Christi State University (Political Science) 1983

Admissions to Practice
John is admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, the Courts of the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

Selected IP Presentations & Papers

“Current Patenting Trends” Presented in Glasgow, Scotland, September, 2010 (Invited Lecture).

“Getting a Good Patent in the Current Anti-Patent Climate” Presented to Division of Polymer Chemistry for the 235th American Chemical Society National Meeting, New Orleans, LA, April, 2008 (Invited Lecture).

“Patent Fundamentals to Frontiers” Presented to Dept. of Chemistry, Clemson University, Clemson, SC, May 2006 (Invited Lecture).

“Targeting Applicants Should Be Expressly Authorized to File 37 CFR 1.313 Petitions to Withdraw Target Applications From Issuance for Consideration of Possible Interference”, Charles L. Gholtz & John K. Pike, Intellectual Property Today, November, 2003.

Technical Publications

J. K. Pike, T. Ho, and K. J. Wynne, "Water-Induced Surface Rearrangements of Poly(dimethyldiloxane-urea-urethane) Segmented Block Copolymers", Chem. Mater., 1996, 8, 856-860.

J. K. Pike, T. Ho, and K. J. Wynne, "Time-Dependent Dynamic Contact Angle Analysis of Poly(Dimethylsiloxane-Urethane-Urea) Segmented Block Copolymer Films", Polym. Prepr., 1995, 36, 67-68.

H. Byrd, J. K. Pike, and D. R. Talham, "Langmuir-Blodgett Films as Single-Layer Analogs of Known Organic/Inorganic Solid-State Materials", Synth. Met., 1995, 71, 1977-1980.

J. K. Pike, H. Byrd, A. A. Morrone, and D. R. Talham, "Oriented Cadmium Dihalide Particles Prepared in Langmuir-Blodgett Films", Chem. Mater., 1994, 6, 1757-1765.

H. Byrd, S. Whipps, J. K. Pike, and D. R. Talham, "Molecular Self-Assembly at a Preformed Langmuir-Blodgett Template", Thin Solid Films, 1994, 244, 768-773.

J. K. Pike, H. Byrd, A. A. Morrone, and D. R. Talham, "XPS, ATR-FTIR, and Transmission Electron Diffraction Studies of Oriented Cadmium Iodide Prepared in a Langmuir-Blodgett Template", Thin Solid Films, 1994, 243, 510-515.

H. Byrd, J. K. Pike, and D. R. Talham, "Single Layers of Inorganic Extended Lattices Formed at Langmuir-Blodgett Templates", Thin Solid Films, 1994, 242, 100-105.

H. Byrd, J. K. Pike, and D. R. Talham, "Extended-Lattice Langmuir-Blodgett Films: Manganese Octadecylphosphonate LB Films are Structural and Magnetic Analogs of Solid-State Manganese Phosphonates", J. Am. Chem. Soc., 1994, 116, 7903-7904.

H. Byrd, S. Whipps, J. K. Pike, J. Ma., S. Nagler, and D. R. Talham, "Role of the Template Layer in Organizing Self-Assembled Films: Zirconium Phosphonate Monolayers and Multilayers at a Langmuir-Blodgett Template", J. Am. Chem. Soc., 1994, 116, 295-301.

H. Byrd, J. K. Pike, M. L. Showalter, S. Whipps, and D. R. Talham, "Langmuir-Blodgett Monolayers as Templates for the Self-Assembly of Zirconium Organophosphonate Films", ACS Symposium Series 561 Chemically Sensitive Interfaces, T. E. Mallouk and D. J. Harrison eds., 1994, 49-59.

J. K. Pike, H. Byrd, A. A. Morrone, and D. R. Talham, "Template-Directed Synthesis: Oriented CdI2 Prepared in a Langmuir-Blodgett Film", J. Am. Chem. Soc., 1993, 115, 8497-8498.

H. Byrd, J. K. Pike, and D. R. Talham, "Inorganic Monolayers Formed at an Organic Template: A Langmuir-Blodgett Route to Monolayer and Multilayer Films of Zirconium Octadecylphosphonate", Chem. Mater., 1993, 5, 709-715.

Technical Presentations

“Time-Dependent Dynamic Contact Angle Analysis of Poly(Dimethylsiloxane-Urethane-Urea) Segmented Block Copolymer Films", J. K. Pike, T. Ho, and K. J. Wynne, 210th American Chemical Society National Meeting, Chicago, IL, August, 1995.

"Dynamic Analysis of Antifouling Polymeric Coatings", J. K. Pike, T. Ho, and K. J. Wynne, Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program 1st Annual Symposium, Washington, DC, April, 1995.

"Time-Dependent Dynamic Contact Angle Analysis of Polydimethylsiloxane-Urethane-Urea Copolymer Films", J. K. Pike, T. Ho, and K. J. Wynne, Florida Advanced Materials Chemistry Conference, Palm Coast, FL, March, 1995.

"Formation of Inorganic Particles within Langmuir-Blodgett Layers of Cadmium Octadecylxanthate", S. Whipps, J. K. Pike, and D. R. Talham, Florida Advanced Materials Chemistry Conference, Palm Coast, FL, March, 1995.

"Template-Directed Synthesis of Oriented Inorganic Particles in Organic Films", J. K. Pike, A. A. Morrone, H. Byrd, and D. R. Talham, Florida Society for Microscopy 12th Annual Meeting, Daytona Beach, FL, May 1994.

"Oriented Cadmium Dihalide Particles Prepared in Langmuir-Blodgett Films", J. K. Pike, H. Byrd, and D. R. Talham, Florida Advanced Materials Chemistry Conference, Palm Coast, FL, March 1994.

"Evidence for Short-Range Antiferromagnetic Order in a Langmuir-Blodgett Film", H. Byrd, J. K. Pike, and D. R. Talham, Florida Advanced Materials Chemistry Conference, Palm Coast, FL, March 1994.

"Oriented Transition-Metal Halides Formed in Langmuir-Blodgett Films", J. K. Pike, A. A. Morrone, and D. R. Talham, 206th American Chemical Society National Meeting, Chicago, IL, August 1993.

"Langmuir-Blodgett Monolayers as Templates for the Self-Assembly of Zirconuim Organophosphonate Films", H. Byrd, S. Whipps, J. K. Pike, and D. R. Talham, 206th American Chemical Society National Meeting, Chicago, IL, August 1993.

"Layered Transition-Metal Halides Formed at Langmuir-Blodgett Templates", J. K. Pike and D. R. Talham, 6th International Conference on Organized Molecular Films, Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, Canada, July 1993.

"Single Layers of Inorganic Extended Lattices Formed at Langmuir-Blodgett Templates", D. R. Talham, H. Byrd, and J. K. Pike, 6th International Conference on Organized Molecular Films, Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, Canada, July 1993.

"Oriented Transition-Metal Halides Prepared at Preformed Organic Templates", J. K. Pike, A. A. Morrone, and D. R. Talham, Florida Advanced Materials Chemistry Conference, Palm Coast, FL, March 1993.

"Single Layers of Inorganic Extended Lattices Formed at Langmuir-Blodgett Templates", H. Byrd, J. K. Pike, and D. R. Talham, Florida Advanced Materials Chemistry Conference, Palm Coast, FL, March 1993.

"Organic Molecular Assemblies Prepared at a Preformed Langmuir-Blodgett Template", S. Whipps, H. Byrd, J. K. Pike, and D. R. Talham, Florida Advanced Materials Chemistry Conference, Palm Coast, FL, March 1993.

"Models for a Two-Dimensional Magnet: Inorganic Monolayers Formed at Organic Templates", D. R. Talham, H. Byrd, M. L. Crews, and J. K. Pike, 204th American Chemical Society National Meeting, Washington, DC, August 1992.

"Inorganic Monolayers at Organic Templates: Evidence for the Formation of Transition Metal Halides in Langmuir-Blodgett Films", J. K. Pike and D. R. Talham, Florida Advanced Materials Chemistry Conference, Palm Coast, FL, February 1992.

"Phase Transitions at the Critical Point", J. K. Pike and R. E. Marcotte, 44th American Chemical Society Southwest Regional Meeting, Corpus Christi, TX, December, 1988.


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