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THOMAS A. POWERS

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EXPERIENCE

1994-date

Registered Patent Agent
Employed by Kramer & Associates (April, 2000-date)
Employed by Parent Patent Research, Inc. (1994-March, 2000)
Duties include:

  • Preparing patent applications in the following areas:
  • Mechanical
  • Chemical
  • Electrical
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Preparing responses to office actions from the Patent Office
  • Meeting with examiners to discuss the merits of an application
  • Consulting with inventors to discuss their inventions
 

1992-date

Patent Searcher
Employed by Kramer & Associates (April, 2000-date)
Employed by Parent Patent Research, Inc. (1992-March, 2000)
Duties include:

  • Manually conducting patentability, infringement, and validity searches of patent literature in a variety of technologies, including:
  • Biotechnology
  • Photographic chemistry
  • Synthetic organic and pharmaceutical chemistry
  • Catalysts
  • Polymer chemistry
  • Conducting computer searches of online databases to uncover patent and literature references usable as prior art
  • Preparation of concise, well-written reports summarizing the findings of each patent search

 

1991-1992

Patent Examiner
Employed by the United States Patent and Trademark Office
Duties included examining patent applications relating to a variety of technologies, including:

  • Ink-jet and thermal transfer recording sheets
  • Optical discs
  • Superconductive devices
  • Polymer chemistry

1987-1991

Research Assistant at The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC.
Research Advisor: Dr. Slayton A. Evans, Jr.
Research interests included:

  • NMR spectroscopy of sulfones, phosphoranes and other compounds, including:
  • Oxygen-17 NMR
  • Phosphorus-31 NMR
  • Variable-temperature carbon-13 NMR
  • Application of lanthanide shift reagents to heteroatom NMR
  • Synthesis of hypervalent organophosphorus compounds and sulfones
  • Application of quantum mechanics to study of metal complexes of sulfones
 

1989-1990

Teaching Assistant at The University of North Carolina.
Taught undergraduate Organic Chemistry Laboratory.
Duties included:

  • Teaching NMR, IR, and mass spectroscopy
  • Grading quizzes, notebooks, exams.
  • Assisting students in performing synthetic organic reactions
 

1984-1986

Undergraduate Research Assistant at Wesleyan University,
Middletown, CT.
Research Advisor: Dr. Albert J. Fry
Research interests included:

  • Cyclic voltammetry of annulenes, aliphatic polynitro compounds, and other materials
  • Electrochemical dimerization of substituted benzyl halides
  • Conformational studies of strained bibenzyls using molecular mechanics computations

EDUCATION

Oct., 1994

Registered as a patent agent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
 

August, 1991

Ph.D. in Chemistry
The University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC
 

June, 1986

B.A. with High Honors in Chemistry
Wesleyan University
Middletown, CT
 

PROSECUTED PATENTS
(further information forthcoming)

U.S. 5,935,581

INHIBITORY EFFECTS OF SYNTHETIC AND NATURAL
COLORANTS ON CARCINOGENESIS
Issued to Govind J. Kapadia, Ph.D. et al. on August 10, 1999.

U.S. 5,818,637

COMPUTERIZED VIDEO MICROSCOPY SYSTEM
Issued to Rex A. Hoover et al. on Oct. 6, 1998.

U.S. 5,684,035

ANTIMALARIAL AGENTS
Issued to Govind J. Kapadia, Ph.D. et al. on Nov. 4, 1997.

U.S. 5,652,505

 

POWER CONSUMPTION MEASUREMENT DEVICE FOR A MULTIPHASE ALTERNATING CURRENT SYSTEM
Issued to Fred H. Brune et al. on July 12, 1997.


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