Peter G. Korytnyk
Peter G. Korytnyk’s expertise in intellectual property law includes over seven years of service as a patent examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office where he examined U.S. and PCT patent applications in the mechanical and electro-mechanical arts. This work included pumps, compressors, electrical pump controls, valves, as well as other related technologies.
After leaving the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Mr. Korytnyk worked for many years as an attorney at law firms in the Washington, DC area. His practice has included opinion matters, patent counseling, and the preparation and prosecution of domestic, PCT, and foreign patent applications.
Mr. Korytnyk has successfully obtained patent protection for various industry-leading clients such as BMW, DaimlerChrysler, Porsche, Stanley Black & Decker, ABB, and Hitachi, as well as other U.S., foreign, and multi-national corporations.
- Catholic University of America, J.D., 1998
- Syracuse University, B.S. Mechanical Engineering, 1990
- Commonwealth of Virginia
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (Registration No. 43,400)
- Patent Lawyers Club of Washington D.C.
- American Intellectual Property Law Association
- Ukrainian American Bar Association
Steve Bishop’s expertise in intellectual property law includes twenty years of service as a patent examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office where he examined U.S. and PCT patent applications in the mechanical arts. This work included electrical connectors, metal working, and wood working tools of all kinds, including drilling, milling, gear cutting, turning, and other methods and apparatus for mechanical manufacturing and assembly, as well as work holders, chucks and sockets, hand tools, and portable power tools.
After leaving the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Mr. Bishop has worked for several years as a freelance patent searcher, and has handled searches for mechanical and electromechanical devices and manufacturing methods and apparatus of all kinds.
- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, B.S. Mechanical Engineering, 1983
Tom Clouse’s extensive experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications in the chemical arts and biotechnology includes technical expertise in both small and large molecule therapeutics, and gene therapies.
Mr. Clouse was previously with the National Institutes of Health’s Office of Technology Transfer, where he managed prosecution of over one hundred technologies with 14 contract law firms. Mr. Clouse also negotiated patent and biological material license agreements and inter-institutional agreements to bring technologies to the marketplace. In this capacity, Mr. Clouse negotiated agreements with large pharmaceutical companies, small and mid-sized biotech companies, and not-for-profit research institutions and universities.
Prior to joining the National Institutes of Health, Mr. Clouse was in private practice in the Washington, D.C. area. His practice was primarily focused on drafting and prosecuting patent applications in the U.S. and P.C.T. Mr. Clouse has also worked at a large local university general counsel’s office, focusing on technology transfer and management.
Mr. Clouse has spoken to trade and industry groups and government agencies regarding license negotiations, licensing strategies, and export regulations. He is also Vice President of the Patent Lawyers Club of Washington, D.C.
Mr. Clouse counsels clients in patent and trademark strategies for both domestic and foreign filings.
Mr. Clouse provides legal opinions, writes patent applications, and prosecutes application in the U.S.P.T.O. and foreign patent offices. Mr. Clouse also drafts and negotiates license agreements on behalf of clients and counsels small companies and start-ups on intellectual property and business development issues.
- The George Washington University Law School, J.D., 2000
- The George Washington University, M.F.S., Forensic Science, 1997
- George Washington University, B.A., Journalism, 1992
- District of Columbia
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (Registration No. 46,629)
- Canadian Intellectual Property Office (Registration No. 11,268)
- Member, D.C. Bar
- Member, Law Society of England and Wales
- Vice President, Patent Lawyers Club of Washington, D.C.
- Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association
- Member, American Bar Association
- Member, Licensing Executive Society (U.S.A. & Canada)
William J. Morgan
William J. Morgan’s experience in patent searching began in 2005. While Mr. Morgan has an educational background in biology, his technical expertise spans a wide-range of technologies in the mechanical, electro-mechanical, computer/internet, and chemical arts.
Mr. Morgan is a non-patent literature search specialist. He is proficient in searching the resources available at the Library of Congress and the National Institutes of Health, as well as various internet-based resources.
- Roanoke College, B.S. Biology, 1990