is a patent agent at Lando & Anastasi, LLP. brings several years of experience as a Primary Patent Examiner at the United States Patent and Trademark Office to his patent prosecution practice with L&A’s Electronics and Computer Technology & Software Groups. At the USPTO, Ryan focused on image analysis technologies, including artificial intelligence, pattern recognition and data compression, and he achieved Masters’ level equivalency in the art related to image analysis.
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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.