Government Experience

  • Patent Examiner, United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Senior Project Manager, Naval Surface Warfare Center, U.S. Navy

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • Virginia Supreme Court


  • J.D., cum laude, Georgetown University Law Center, 1998
    Dean's List, 1994-1998

    Best Student Paper Award for article in the Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society, 1996
  • Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, 1991
    Ph.D. Dissertation: Feed Forward Neural Networks and the Application in the Higher Level Control of Systems
  • M.S.E.E., University of Notre Dame, 1989
  • B.S.E.E., University of Notre Dame, 1987
    Dean's Honors List, 1985-1987


  • American Bar Association

    American Intellectual Property Law Association