Andrew DeLizio is a registered patent attorney and founding member of the law firm. He has expertise in all aspects of patent prosecution including appeals, re-examinations, re-issues, as well as validity/infringement analysis, and due diligence investigations. Andrew specializes in assisting in-house counsel in developing patent strategies and harvesting innovative ideas.
Gregg Peacock retired his NBA dreams after being on the same juco squad as a future NBA All-Star. Instead, he has developed skills in domestic and international patent portfolio development and management. Between responses and Foreign Associate instructions, he packs food for homeless persons and helps refugees move. He has a background in Electrical Engineering.
Mario Lewin is a registered patent attorney and specializes in patent preparation and prosecution, appeals, and reissues. Mario also counsels clients on all aspects of patent portfolio management, including continuation practice, invention harvesting, and foreign filing strategy. Mario has a broad technical background and a diligent approach to overall patent quality from start to finish.
John Guerra is a registered patent attorney with broad experience obtaining and managing intellectual property rights. His practice focuses on patent preparation, prosecution, and complex patent issues related to standards-essential patents. John has experience utilizing accelerated patent prosecution strategies to quickly obtain valuable patent rights for his clients.
Robert (“Bob”) Madden possesses substantial experience as both an engineer and a patent practitioner. He gained experience in the manufacturing sector of the automotive industry for years and continues in that domain by restoring cars in his spare time. In the legal field, he has experience with utility patents and design patents and has experience with global patent portfolio development and management.
Cynthia Dashiell‘s experience includes preparing and prosecuting patents in the electrical and mechanical arts in various technological areas. Additional experience includes: preparing patentability opinions, patent validity analysis, preparing trial motions and briefs, claim analysis, reexamination proceedings, and the acquisition and enforcement of trademarks and copyrights.
Rodney Lacy is a registered patent attorney with over twenty-five years of experience in patent law. Rod practices all aspects of patent prosecution and counsels clients in all aspects of patent law. Rod helps clients protect a wide array of technologies including electronics, software systems, telecommunications, downhole systems, and tools. Before practicing law, Rod was a software engineer.
Thomas Brennan is a registered patent attorney and is of counsel to the firm. His practice focuses on patent acquisition, infringement/validity analysis and litigation support in software, system, computer hardware and semiconductor related intellectual property areas. Tom’s education and his decade of experience as a systems engineer performing computer hardware, software and semiconductor design for military and medical applications has prepared him to handle intellectual property issues efficiently over a broad scope of technologies. Tom is especially talented in assisting in-house counsel in developing patent strategies and in recognizing and harvesting innovative ideas.
Brandon Hostetler is a patent engineer with the firm. He earned a BS in petroleum engineering from the Colorado School of Mines. From 2016-2021, Brandon was a production engineer overseeing oil and gas production for over 1500 wells in North Texas and Western Oklahoma. Brandon assists clients with patent prosecution including patent application drafting, and responding to Office Actions and Appeals.
Christian Schneider is a patent engineer with the firm. Christian earned a BS in petroleum engineering from the University of Texas in 2019. After school, he worked as a production engineer in the field and as an engineering analyst in the main office. Christian assists clients in drafting patent applications, responding to Office Actions, appealing rejections to the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences.
Other Employees and Staff
We have a dedicated and experienced team of paralegals to manage all aspects of our docketing, filing, portfolio management and billing.