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Christy L. Cyrlin

Intellectual Property Specialist


Oakland Community College, Post-Baccalaureate Certificate
  • ABA Paralegal Certification
Oakland University, B.A.
  • Psychology & Sociology

Professional Affiliations

State Bar of Michigan

  • Paralegal/Legal Assistant Section

National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA)



Ms. Cyrlin is a specialist in the Intellectual Property Department and has more than nine years of legal experience. She concentrates her legal support in patent prosecution matters.

  • Prepares, revises, reviews and files U.S. provisional, U.S. utility and Patent Cooperative Treaty (PCT) applications with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
  • Maintains large and small client portfolios for U.S. utility applications, PCT applications and national phase (worldwide) applications
  • Assists in domestic and international patent prosecution matters
  • Manages and tracks progress of various patent applications and monitors deadlines for patent activities
  • Drafts responses to office actions and prepares other patent documents
  • Prepares legal documents for clients, foreign agents and corporations
  • Utilizes patent software, including PattsyWave, IPDAS, Thomson Innovation, Visio, USPTO, EFSWeb, WIPO and other foreign websites