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EDUCATION

Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts


Juris Doctor, May 2010
Concentration in Intellectual Property Law, Patent Law Specialization with Disti
nction
Dean's List, 2008-2010
American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), Member
Russian Chemical - Technological University, Moscow, Russia
Master of Science in Chemical Engineering, 1994
Specialization in the Technology of Semiconductor Devices
Russian Chemical - Technological University, Moscow, Russia
Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, 1992
LEGAL SKILLS SUMMARY
USPTO Registered Patent Agent (Registration#66616)
Relevant courses: Patent Law, Drafting of Patent Claims, Patent Litigation Semin
ar, IP Licensing, Trademarks,
Copyright, Trade Secrets, International IP, and Software Patent Law.
Research Tools: Delphion, PatentCafe, Westlaw, LexisNexis, USPTO Patent Database
, and Google Patents.
Experience in writing of provisional patents including claims and specifications
(wrote several provisional patents on LED devices, systems, and methods).
Experience in writing of non-provisional patents (wrote three non-provisional pa
tent applications as part of the Patent Claim Drafting course including a patent
on an XRF analyzer).
Experience in submitting and prioritizing of invention disclosures.
Experience in conducting patent search and analysis using PatentCafe and Delphio
n search programs.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Luminus Devices, Inc.
Billerica, Massachusetts
Patent Specialist 2008-Janu
ary 8, 2010
Responsible for the preparation and coordination of invention disclosures with o
utside counsel as required for preparing, filing and prosecuting patent applicat
ions based on company's inventions.
Provided support and advice to senior executives for the protection of all intel
lectual property including copyrights and trademark items.
Essential duties included:
Working with technical staff regarding development and patentability of new idea
s including assisting with identification of new inventions.
* Participating in the brainstorming meetings with scientists and engineers.
Coordinating with staff to gather information and material necessary for patent
application preparation and assisting with preparation of invention disclosure f
orms.
Reviewing invention disclosures and maintaining record keeping system using Foun
dation IP and the company's intranet site.
* Reviewing and prioritizing invention disclosure submission form as a member of
the patent review committee.
Performing analysis of background information, searching technical literature an
d patent databases using PatentCafe and Delphion search programs to identify doc
uments relevant to company's technology and patent applications, including freed
om to operate searches, and presenting results to the members of the Patent Revi
ew Committee.
* Performed freedom to operate analysis related to the LED device packaging met
hods and wrote a report summarizing cases that were relevant to the in-house dev
ice packaging activities.
* Translated from Russian into English "Light-emitting Semiconductor Heterostruc
ture" patent.
Working with outside counsel to coordinate IP portfolio.
Assisting outside counsel in preparation of patent applications for filings and
in preparation of responses to patent office actions for pending applications.
* Wrote several provisional patent applications including claims and specificati
on sections in regard to the semiconductor devices, systems, and related methods
.
* Drafted a provisional patent including claims and specification containing dra
wings on the light-emitting diode and method of its fabrication after evaluation
of invention disclosure submission form, and then prepared relevant documents f
or electronic filing.
Luminus Devices, Inc.
Billerica, Massachusetts
Device Characterization Engineer
2008 - January 8, 2010
Responsibilities included testing and characterization of light emitting diodes
(LEDs) using integrating sphere test stations, writing testing scripts, conducti
ng detailed device characterization and analysis using JMP statistical software
for verification of product data sheets and preparing written reports.
Luminus Devices, Inc.
Woburn, Massachusetts
Senior Process Development Engineer
2005 - 2008
Responsibilities included process development, integration, optimization, and su
staining, as well as yield improvement for GaN and AlInGaP-based LED devices. Ex
tensive experience in transition of wafer fabrication processes from R&D to prod
uction. Knowledge of physics of semiconductor devices and experience in characte
rization and testing of semiconductor devices, as well as extensive experience i
n statistical analysis and failure mode analysis.
Kopin, Inc.
Taunton, Massachusetts
Process Development Engineer
2003 - 2005
Responsibilities included process development for Ga
N-based LEDs in wafer fabrication
area, development of new fabrication processes to en
hance LED performance, improvement of
existing LED fabrication processes for higher yield and consistency, design and
fabrication of engineering structures for device characterization and analysi
s.
Co-inventor of two patents in the field of light-emitting diode fabrication.
Provided assistance in the submission of invention disclosures and writing speci
fications for the following patents:
"Monolithic integration and enhanced light extraction in gallium nitride-based l
ight-emitting devices."
"P-type electrodes in gallium nitride-based light-emitting devices."
Assisted in preparing of a provisional patent "Ion-selective Electrode and Metho
ds of Fabrication Thereof."
Shipley Company, L.L.C.
Marlborough, Massachusetts
Contract Process Engineer
2002 - 2003
Conducted roadmap DOE for DUV Antireflective coating and DUV photoresist product
s using JMP statistical software program; worked on transition of new BiLayer DU
V photoresist from R&D to production.
Corning Lasertron Inc.
Bedford, Massachusetts
Process Engineer
2000 - 2002
Worked on development and transition from R&D to production of processes for fab
rication of Electroabsorption Modulated Laser (EML) devices.
Co-author of the article published in the IEEE Journal "Electroabsorption Modula
ted Laser for Long Transmission Spans."

Raytheon RF Components, Inc.


Andover, Massachusetts
Process Engineer
1998 - 2000
Responsibilities included process development and sustaining, as well as transit
ion from R&D to production of processes for fabrication of GaAs-based transistor
s.
Parker Hannifin Corporation, Chomerics Division
Woburn, Massachusetts
R&D Chemist
1995 - 1997
Participated in the research and development projects including Nickel-based Cor
rosion Resistant Conductive Coating Process Development for EMI Shielding Applic
ation (Cellular phone applications) and its transition from R&D to production; p
articipation in the development of Low Temperature Cure Conductive Elastomer EMI
gasket.
SKILLS AND INTERESTS
Languages: Russian
Computer: JMP Statistical Software
Prof. Development: Certificate of Professional Achievement in Microelectronics,
Northeastern University, 2001
Certificate in Project Management, WPI Corporate and Professional Educa
tion, 2009
Interests: bookplate collecting, film critics, literature, jogging, and soccer