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MaryDilys S. Anderson
Stephen I. Brodsky
Stephen R. Finch
Ashlyn J. Lembree
Neil F. Maloney
Michael L. Mathaisel
Walton A. Norfleet
Jonathan R. Raymond
Kyle F. Schlueter
Rebecca C. Swanwick
Kenneth M. Thompson

MaryDilys S. Anderson, Ph.D. Attorney with focus on: Patent Prosecution, Strategic counseling, Patentability and Freedom-to-operate studies, and Infringement/Validity Opinions.
MaryDilys S. Anderson, Ph.D.

Attorney

Phone: 603-782-8356
Email: manderson@finchmaloney.com

Practice Focus:

Patent Prosecution
Strategic counseling
Patentability and Freedom-to-operate studies
Infringement/Validity Opinions

MaryDilys’s practice is focused on patent prosecution and client counseling. Her areas of expertise include biotechnology, diagnostics, pharmaceuticals, molecular biology, and chemistry. MaryDilys’s experience has included protecting therapeutics and diagnostics for cancers and for cardiovascular, neurodegenerative, and psychiatric disorders. She has also worked in materials chemistry to provide protection for paints, adhesives, and diagnostic imaging agents. MaryDilys has experience with patentability and freedom-to-operate analyses, and has provided strategic counseling for a wide range of clients including solo inventors, universities, non-profit foundations, start-up companies, and multinational pharmaceutical corporations. She is a registered patent attorney with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office and is admitted to the bar in Massachusetts.

MaryDilys began her career in intellectual property law at Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks in Boston and during her time with that firm she became a patent agent and graduated cum laude from Suffolk University Law School in 2004.

Prior to entering intellectual property law, MaryDilys received a Ph.D. in biology/neuroscience from Yale University and completed a 3-year post-doctoral research fellowship in human genetics at Harvard University.

MaryDilys has also worked as a freelance scientific editor and writer for companies such as Motorola, Amersham, Current Protocols, and various book publishers. She also taught biology at Boston College. MaryDilys received her undergraduate degree, with honors, from Oberlin College in 1981.

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Stephen I. Brodsky. Attorney with focus on: Patent Prosecution and Counseling, Patent Analysis, and Trademark Prosecution and Counseling.
Stephen I. Brodsky

Attorney

Phone: 603-622-8456
Email: sbrodsky@finchmaloney.com

Practice Focus:

Patent Prosecution and Counseling
Patent Analysis
Trademark Prosecution and Counseling

Stephen’s practice focuses on patents and trademarks. He is skilled in a wide range of electrical, mechanical and optical technologies, including semiconductor materials and manufacturing, optoelectronics, medical devices, analog and digital electronics, Internet-based technology and software architecture. Stephen is also available to conduct patent landscaping and analysis, as well as product clearance and design-around analysis. He also provides trademark counseling.

Stephen is a registered patent attorney with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and is admitted to the bar in Massachusetts.

Stephen received his J.D. from the University of New Hampshire School of Law in 2011, cum laude, and a B.S. in Engineering Management, magna cum laude, from Miami University in 2008.

While in law school, Stephen was a judicial intern for the Honorable Judge Gajarsa of the Federal Circuit. He also successfully competed in the International Trademark Association (INTA) Saul Lefkowitz Trademark Competition, garnering best brief and oralist awards.

Stephen is a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) and a founding member of the Arthur J. Gajarsa American Inn of Court. He also enjoys playing ultimate frisbee, snowboarding, and playing chess.

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Stephen R. Finch. Attorney with focus on: Patent Prosecution and Counseling, Licensing/Agreements, Due Diligence, and Infringement/Validity Opinions.
Stephen R. Finch

Attorney

Phone: 603-623-4058
Email: sfinch@finchmaloney.com

Practice Focus:

Patent Prosecution and Counseling
Licensing/Agreements
Due Diligence
Infringement/Validity Opinions

Steve’s practice is directed to obtaining patents and counseling clients with respect to a variety of patent-related issues and technical fields including polymers and plastics, membranes, filtration, water purification, ceramics, catalysts, drug discovery, medical devices, diagnostic instruments, analytical test kits, machinery, paints and varnishes, fuel cells, nanotechnology and business methods. Steve is also experienced in drafting licensing agreements and provides opinion letters regarding patentability and product clearance. Steve also provides trademark and copyright counseling.

From 1983 until 1995 Steve was a principal and employee at Dexsil Corporation where he was involved in a variety of functions including management, sales, marketing and R & D.

Steve received his Juris Doctor and Masters in Intellectual Property from Franklin Pierce Law Center in 1999 and a Bachelor’s degree in chemistry/biochemistry and math-economics from Colby College in 1983.CLIENT CHOICE 2014. Recognized for excellence in client service.

After law school, Steve was an associate at the firm of Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks in Boston. He is a registered patent attorney with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office and is admitted to the bars of New Hampshire and Massachusetts.

Steve has received the 2014 Client Choice Award for excellence in client service.

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Ashlyn Lembree - Of Counsel, at Finch & Maloney. Practice Focus: Trademark Law, Copyright Law, and Licensing and Negotiations.
Ashlyn J. Lembree
Of Counsel

Phone: 603-622-8456
Email: alembree@finchmaloney.com

Practice Focus:

Trademark Law
Copyright Law
Licensing and Negotiations

Ashlyn’s practice focuses on trademarks, copyrights, and online brand management in domestic, international, and foreign jurisdictions. She is experienced in all facets of trademark law including registration and litigation as well as appellate, opposition, and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office and proceedings under ICANN’s Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy system. Ashlyn is also experienced in copyright registration and intellectual property licensing agreements and other contracts.

In addition to her practice at the firm, Ashlyn is also the Director of the Intellectual Property & Transaction Clinic at the University of New Hampshire School of Law, where she teaches in the areas of trademark and copyright law and practice. Prior to joining the firm, Ashlyn worked at two of New Hampshire’s largest general practice firms, where she handled a diverse range of matters involving intellectual property law, public utility law, product liability, environmental law, corporate governance, litigation, transactional work, legislative work, and counseling. Ashlyn frequently lectures on intellectual property to artists and inventors. In addition, she has been consulted as an expert resource by the U.S. Department of Commerce, as well as by journalists reporting on numerous intellectual property issues for media outlets such as Entrepreneur magazine and National Public Radio.

Ashlyn received her J.D. from the University of New Hampshire School of Law in 1996. Prior to law school, she earned a B.A. in Economics and Political Science at the University of Vermont. Ashlyn is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

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Neil F. Maloney. Attorney with focus on: Patent Prosecution and Counseling, Licensing/Agreements, Due Diligence, and Infringement/Validity Opinions.
Neil F. Maloney

Attorney

Phone: 603-623-4059
Email: nmaloney@finchmaloney.com

Practice Focus:

Patent Prosecution and Counseling
Licensing/Agreements
Due Diligence
Infringement/Validity Opinions

Neil’s practice focuses on patent based business counseling, including U.S. and foreign patent strategy in a wide variety of technical disciplines such as analog and digital circuitry, communication systems, electromechanical, optoelectronics, semiconductors, green technology, software, and performance materials. Neil also has extensive experience in drafting and negotiating intellectual property agreements, and is also available to counsel and provide opinion letters with respect to issues such as infringement, validity, and freedom to operate.

Prior to law school, Neil worked for over 8 years as an electrical engineer, first at Raytheon Company, and then at Lam Research Corporation.

Neil received his J.D. from Franklin Pierce Law Center in 1999 and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering Technology, magna cum laude, from Roger Williams University in 1988.

After law school, Neil was an associate at the firm of Fenwick & West in Silicon Valley and later was in-house patent counsel for the Abrasives Division of Saint-Gobain. He is a member of the state bars of California and Massachusetts and is a registered patent attorney with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.

Neil is also a member of American Intellectual Property Law Association as well as the California Bar Association section on intellectual property.

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Michael L. Mathaisel. Patent Attorney. Practice Focus: Patent Prosecution and Counseling and Patent Analysis.
Michael L. Mathaisel

Attorney

Phone: 603-622-8456
Email: mmathaisel@finchmaloney.com

Practice Focus:

Patent Prosecution and Counseling
Patent Analysis

Michael’s practice focuses on patent preparation and prosecution in the fields of electrical, computer, software, and mechanical engineering.  His background includes over 14 years of pre-law engineering experience, primarily as a software engineer at Walt Disney World Company where he received several patents.

Michael received his J.D., cum laude, from the University of New Hampshire School of Law in 2009, a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Tufts University in 1990, and a Master of Science in Computer Engineering from Boston University in 1994.

After law school, Michael was an associate at the firm of Lando & Anastasi LLP and later at McCarter & English, LLP, both in the Boston area. He is a member of the state bars of New Hampshire and Massachusetts and is a registered patent attorney with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.

Michael is also a member of the New Hampshire Bar Association, the American Bar Association - Section of Intellectual Property Law, the Boston Patent Law Association, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc, and The Arthur J. Gajarsa American Inn of Court.

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Walton A. Norfleet, Patent Attorny with Practice Focus in Patent Counseling and Prosecution, Non-infringement/Validity Opinions Licensing and Negotiations.
Walton A. Norfleet
Patent Attorney

Phone: 603-622-8456
Email: wnorfleet@finchmaloney.com

Practice Focus:

Patent Counseling and Prosecution
Non-infringement/Validity Opinions
Licensing and Negotiations

Walt’s practice focuses on helping clients build valuable patent portfolios, mitigate IP risks, and negotiate advantageous agreements. He has broad patent related experience and has worked in technical fields that include aerodynamics, composites, consumer products, control systems, electronics, electromechanical devices, industrial equipment and processes, medical devices, microfluidics, power electronics, renewable energy, signal and image processing, testing equipment and processes, and software.

Prior to joining Finch & Maloney, Walt lived and worked in Denmark where he managed an international team of attorneys that handled the electrical and control related patent activities for Vestas Wind Systems A/S. He also worked in the software industry, advising on intellectual property procedures and best practices for Europe’s 2nd largest software company.

Prior to working as in-house counsel, Walt was with the firm of Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks in Boston for 9 years.

Before entering the legal profession, Walt worked as an engineer for Detroit Diesel Corporation. He received a Master’s degree in engineering from M.I.T. (2001) and a Bachelor’s degree in engineering from Purdue University (1995).

Walt received a Juris Doctor from Suffolk University. He is a registered patent attorney with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office and is admitted to the bar in Massachusetts.

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Jonathan R. Raymond. Attorney with focus on: Patent Prosecution, IP Counseling, and Patent Analysis.
Jonathan R. Raymond

Attorney

Phone: 603-782-8362
Email: jraymond@finchmaloney.com

Practice Focus:

Patent Prosecution
IP Counseling
Patent Analysis

Jonathan’s practice focuses on patent prosecution, counseling, and analysis. He has expertise in a number of technical areas, including: optoelectronics and laser-based systems; optical/imaging systems; semiconductor and integrated circuit fabrication; directed energy systems; solid-state lighting systems; electronics; mechanical devices; protective apparel; waste treatment systems; and ceramics and crystals. Jonathan also has experience in patent portfolio and landscape assessment, infringement and design-around analysis, and product clearance.

Jonathan is a registered patent attorney with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and is admitted to the bar in Massachusetts. Also, Jonathan is a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association as well as the American Bar Association section on Intellectual Property.

Jonathan received his J.D. from Franklin Pierce Law Center in 2009 and his Bachelor’s degree in physics, summa cum laude, from the University of New Hampshire in 2005. While in law school, Jonathan served as an editor (2007–2008) and then a board member (2008–2009) for IDEA®: The Intellectual Property Law Review. During law school and prior to joining the firm, Jonathan worked as an intern for Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A., of Minneapolis, MN.

Jonathan holds a black belt in judo, is an avid inline hockey player and guitarist, and has been writing poetry for over a decade.

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Kyle F. Schlueter. Attorney with focus on : Patent Counseling and Prosecution, Non-infringement/Validity Opinions, and Licensing and Negotiations.
Kyle F. Schlueter

Attorney

Phone: 603-622-8456
Email: kschlueter@finchmaloney.com

Practice Focus:

Patent Counseling and Prosecution
Non-infringement/Validity Opinions
Licensing and Negotiations

Kyle’s practice focuses on all aspects of patent law, including strategic counseling and portfolio management for clients ranging from large corporations to small venture-backed startups and individual inventors. He has substantial patent prosecution experience in a number of technical areas including medical devices, consumer products, heavy equipment, optics, semiconductor devices, electronics, software, business methods and electronic commerce. Kyle's experience also includes researching and preparing non-infringement opinions and validity studies, and negotiating with opposing parties regarding intellectual property disputes, transactions and licenses.

Kyle received his J.D. from the University of California at Los Angeles, School of Law in 2001, and B.S. degrees in Physics and Engineering Physics, magna cum laude, from Oregon State University in 1998.

Prior to joining the firm, Kyle was a partner at Knobbe Martens, and also spent several years teaching English in South Korea. He is admitted to the bar in California and is a registered patent attorney with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.

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Rebecca C. Swanwick. Agent. Focus on Patent Prosecution and Analysis.
Rebecca C. Swanwick

Attorney

Phone: 603-622-8456
Email: rswanwick@finchmaloney.com

Practice Focus:

Patent Prosecution and Analysis

Rebecca’s practice includes various aspects of patent law, including drafting and prosecuting patent applications, patent searching, and claim analysis. Rebecca has patent prosecution experience in technical fields such as polymers, medical devices, mechanical devices, software, and protective apparel.

Rebecca received both her Juris Doctor and Masters in Intellectual Property from the University of New Hampshire School of Law in 2013. Prior to attending law school, she received her Bachelor of Science in chemistry from the University of New Hampshire in 2010, where she performed emulsion polymerization research.

While in law school, Rebecca received legal training at a state environmental agency and as a licensing intern in a university technology transfer setting.

She is currently a registered patent attorney with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and is admitted to the bar in Massachusetts.

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Kenneth M. Thompson, Patent Agent. Focus on Patent Prosecution and Counseling Patent Analysis.
Kenneth M. Thompson

Patent Agent

Phone: 603-622-8456
Email: kthompson@finchmaloney.com

Practice Focus:

Patent Prosecution and Counseling Patent Analysis

Kenneth’s practice focuses on patent preparation and prosecution in the fields of electrical, computer, software, and mechanical engineering. His background includes over 10 years of business and engineering experience, primarily as a software engineer in the public safety sector. Prior to joining Finch & Maloney, Kenneth was a Technical Specialist at the Boston-area firm Lando & Anastasi, LLP.

Kenneth currently attends New England Law|Boston (formerly New England School of Law), and is scheduled to graduate in early 2014. During law school, Kenneth has served as an editor (2013-2014) for the New England Law Review.

Kenneth received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology, magna cum laude, from the University of New Hampshire in 2007, and an Associate of Science in Computer Engineering Technology from the New Hampshire Technical Institute.

Kenneth is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. Kenneth is also a member of the American Bar Association – Section of Intellectual Property Law, the Boston Patent Law Association, the American Intellectual Property Law Association, and the American Bar Association.


 

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