Mat Berman is a patent attorney and technology transfer expert with over ten years of experience in intellectual property. He has a PhD in plant biology from the University of California, Davis and obtained his law degree from George Washington University. During law school, Mat worked as a law clerk at Finnegan Henderson where he was trained in many aspects of patent prosecution and litigation. Subsequently, he spent eight years working as a technology transfer officer for the University of California system where he handled technologies from a wide range of fields, including biotech, electronics, materials, and agriculture. At University of California, Mat oversaw patent prosecution for nearly two hundred inventions. He was also responsible for negotiating, drafting, and enforcing agreements. Mat has put a large number of agreements in place, including patent licenses, software licenses, material transfers, option agreements, and numerous others.
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Velma is an expert patent and trademark paralegal with over twenty years of experience in the field. She has worked for various Silicon Valley IP firms and also for major technology companies such as SAP, Honeywell, and Sun Microsystems.
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Dr. Mirowski has 14 years of experience in the fields of materials science (semiconductors, ceramics and nanotechnology), chemistry, magnetics, and optics. She holds a B.A. in Chemistry from Columbia University and received her Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry with a specialization in materials science and optics from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Dr. Mirowski has experience developing and patenting semiconductor and nanoparticle based lab-on-chip devices for microfluidic magnetic manipulation of biological molecules. At small companies, she has directed research projects for the commercialization of nanomaterial based sensors, imaging applications, and display technologies. She has also served as the VP of Research and Development and Chief Scientific Officer for a startup company developing thin-film magneto-optic materials, IC addressing architectures, and flexible textiles for display applications.
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Dr. Deng is a materials and process engineer with over fifteen years of industry experience. Dr. Deng holds a Masters degree in chemical engineering from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and a Ph.D. in chemical engineering with a minor in polymer sciences from Syracuse University. Dr. Deng has directed numerous product development and manufacturing process improvement projects across a range of industries. He has worked on the commercialization and manufacture of materials used in electronics, construction, textile, and filtration applications. His experience includes development of glass fiber yarns, spunbond polyesters, and epoxy laminates for printed circuit boards.
Dr. Struble works across a range of disciplines, including molecular biology, microbiology and genomics. She has a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from Rutgers and a Ph.D. in Chemical and Biological Engineering from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Dr. Stuble previously worked at the National Renewable Energy Lab where she engineered bacterial strains for production of next-generation biofuels. She has also researched the physiological and genetic basis of drug-resistance in pathogenic bacteria.
Xinan Zhou is an electrical engineer with expertise across many disciplines. He has an MS in electrical engineering from the University of Las Vegas. Xinan has worked on ASIC and FPGA design and integration projects. He has an excellent knowledge of semiconductor design and implementation tools and also has strong programming skills. Currently he is working on the development of products for the healthcare and home entertainment industries.
Thomson is a computer scientist and programmer with expertise across many disciplines. He has an MS in Computer Science from Colorado State University. Thomson has research experience in vision and graphics, algorithms, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and parallel processing. Thomson is the sole proprietor of Electric Textiles, LLC, a company specializing in applications for the mobile market.