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Sandra L. May

Foreign/Domestic Patent Filing Specialist

Prior Employment

  • ProFile Patents LLC, Patent Manager, 2008-2015
  • Warn Partners, P.C., Patent Administrator, 2004-2008
Overview
Experience

Overview

Ms. May is a Foreign/Domestic Patent Filing Specialist in the Intellectual Property Department. She has more than 13 years of legal experience. She concentrates her legal support in both domestic and foreign patent related matters.

  • Prepares, revises, reviews and files U.S. provisional, U.S. utility and Patent Cooperative Treaty (PCT) applications with the United State 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
  • Prepares filing instructions to foreign associates for filing patent applications
  • Monitors various action items to keep applications in good standing
  • Processes legal documents for clients, foreign agents, associates and other law firms
  • Maintains client files and docketing system deadlines
  • Provides legal support on a variety of intellecual property matters
  • Proofreads issued patents
  • Utilizes patent software including EPOline, PattsyWave, IPDAS, USPTO, EFSWeb and WIPO websites

Experience

  • Worked with a start up company to establish procedures and policies for foreign filing patent applications
  • Designed and implemented a company naming convention for all documents, including emails
  • Developed and maintained a database of necessary documents required in specific countries
  • Implemented a training program for new patent administrators