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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

Sandra 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 U.S. 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 intellectual 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