is an attorney at Boston intellectual property law firm, Lando & Anastasi, LLP. focuses his practice on a wide range of services including preparing and prosecuting utility and design patent applications, counseling clients on a range of intellectual property-related issues, and providing technical guidance as it relates to the fields of mechanical engineering, medical devices and electromechanical systems.
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In the United States patent system, patent applications are handled by two separate, yet equally important, groups: the patent practitioners, who prepare and prosecute applications on behalf of inventors or their assignees; and the patent examiners, who examine the applications for the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for patentability under U.S. patent law. Ryan Potts worked at the USPTO for over seven years, including several as a primary examiner, before joining Lando & Anastasi. Rob Lichter worked at the USPTO as a junior patent examiner before becoming a law firm associate. The following is a list of tips and insights to understanding and interacting with U.S. patent examiners.