A patent can't make a product successful. Only customers can do that.

What a patent can do is hold the competition at a distance. That zone of protection can be what keeps a product successful.

I've been handling all phases of patent practice since 1978. Writing and prosecuting patent applications. Giving opinions and advice. Licensing patents, and litigating them.

The ultimate test for any patent is in the courtroom. I strive to create patents that can withstand that test.

These are some of the patents I've worked on:

  • In U.S. Patent No. 4,442,119, I represented two University of Oklahoma researchers in obtaining the first of a long series of patents on the use of arylcyclopropanes to treat estrogen-dependent diseases, such as breast cancer.
  • In U.S. Patent No. 4,784,942, I represented another University of Oklahoma researcher in obtaining a patent on the use of monoclonal antibodies of autoimmune RNA proteins in the diagnosis of lupus.
  • In U.S. Patent No. 4,871,337, I represented the inventor of an angle-adjustable binding for a ski board. The patented invention found success in both the water and snow skiing industries.
  • In U.S. Patent No. 5,327,331, I represented a University of California professor in obtaining a patent on the use of light with narrow color temperature ranges to ease the transition between sleep and wakefulness.
  • In U.S. Patent No. 6,651,686, I represented the inventors of a control system for the pressure-relief valves that protect large gas pipelines.
  • In U.S. Patent No. 6,667,279, I represented the inventors of a polymer gel used to plug oil and gas wells.
  • In U.S. Patent No. 7,071,439, I represented the inventors of a resistance welding method that can be used in the automated manufacturing of fences, gates and other kinds of barriers.
  • In U.S. Patent No. 7,254,944, I represented the inventors of a wind energy system that uses abandoned oil and gas wells to store compressed gases.