Senior Engineer and Q/A Lead - Product Development
Williams-Sonoma, Inc. • September 2005 - April 2014
I continue to keep extremely busy engineering, problem-solving and inventing - covering product development for about 6000 products per quarter. Little sleep. Help! :-)
Engineer and Product Designer
IDEO • August 2003 - September 2004
I gained invaluable product development skills while working at IDEO, a prestigious and world-renowned design firm head-quartered in downtown Palo Alto, CA. IDEO is a really cool place to dive into the wonderful world of product design. I learned tons and worked with such amazingly smart and creative people... and ate tons of M&Ms :-)
Registered Patent Agent
Darby & Darby, PC • May 1986 - July 2001
I am a registered patent agent (#33,126) and have gained over 27 years experience in Patent Law working for 17 years at Darby & Darby, PC, one of the top Patent Law firms in New York City. I ran the Washington, DC office of Darby for several years during which I worked at the US Patent & Trademark Office daily to conduct patent searches, prosecute patent applications and conduct Examiner interviews. I enjoyed working one on one with independent garage inventors, as well as working with associates of patent departments of Fortune-500 companies. I'm very good at engineering around patent protection and also inventing products, systems, processes, and designs.
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Masters of Science, Mechanical Engineering and Product Design • January 2001 - January 2003
A wonderful program that combines art, invention, product design and engineering. A bit pricey, but well worth it!