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David Grewer

Freelancer Type:
Law Firm Consultant / Business Coach
Current Status:
Accepting New Projects
Member Since:
April 19, 2016
Last Login:
Apr 19, 2016


Undergraduate Degree:B.S. Engineering
Experience:Managed all phases of patent prosecution including drafting of high-technology patent applications, responded to communication with the USPTO, performed patent searches, maintained web-based docketing system, generated technical drawings and managed invention disclosure process.

Drafted and filed 300+ patent applications directed to a wide array of technical fields including computer hardware, software, Internet technologies, cloud and distributed computing, augmented reality, mobile methods, mechanical and medical devices.

Performed IP due diligence for numerous mergers, acquisitions, buying, selling and licensing of intellectual property, including analysis of contracts and licensing agreements.

Collaborated with inventors, legal, engineering and executive teams to strategize intellectual property development, management and protection.

Translated high-technology ideas into viable business opportunities.
Project Preferences:Increased patent filing by 300% in first year following strategy planning for underdeveloped IP portfolio

Cut prosecution costs in half and saved client’s intellectual property from expiration through review of pending action items and selecting priority items for response to USPTO.

Negotiated allowance and saved prosecution costs for patent prosecution client who had no results in allowances and was preparing to cease future applications.

Increased startup company’s number of applications filed from 0-15 in 12 months by presenting tools to management team for development and tracking of ideas.

Saved medical device company 50% of portfolio purchase price by conducting landscape analysis which revealed several patent issues that decreased the original perceived value.
Language 1:English
Language 1 Skill:Native Speaker

Practice Details

Firm Name:Patent Engineer/ IP Development and Management
City:Santa Cruz
Business Description:I have 15 years experience as a patent engineer for a boutique IP law firm that specializes in high-technology patent prosecution in the San Francisco Bay Area.

I have worked with clients of all sizes, guiding them through intellectual property transactions such as invention harvesting and documentation management, patent filings, USPTO responses, Appeals, prior art searches, portfolio analysis and management.

I have a reputation for widespread knowledge of patent prosecution practices, exceptional technical writing, organizational and verbal communication skills.

My adaptable technical knowledge base provides a solid foundation for learning and articulating new ideas quickly. I have a widespread knowledge of emerging and existing networking, communication, data storage, computer software and hardware systems.

I am also knowledgeable in cutting edge life sciences, agriculture, global positioning, autonomous vehicles, oil and gas production, virtual and augmented reality, as well as medical devices and consumer products.

Capable of interacting with inventors, top level executives and engineering teams for direction of intellectual property strategy and harvesting of inventions for patent protection.

Leverage my engineering and IP management skills for new opportunity and growth!

Areas of Strength:
Client Management – Business Methodology & Strategy – Multiple Team Collaboration – Negotiation- Invention Disclosures & Harvesting – Web Based Docketing Systems – Drafting Patent Applications, Writing Office Action Responses – Appeal Briefs –Contracts & Agreements – Market Research -Due Diligence & FTO Opinions – Meeting Deadlines – Oral/Written Communications – Presenting

Computer Hardware & Software – SaaS – Internet Technologies – Distributed Cloud Computing- Augmented/Virtual Reality – Mobile Devices & Applications – E-Commerce – Data Storage- Energy Technologies – Medical Devices – Mechanical Systems Technical Drawing – Consumer Products
Location of Work:Freelancer Office Only

Fees and Contact Information
Billing Info:Depends on Scope of Work
Flat Fees Available
Hourly Billing