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Blank Rome Welcomes New Patent Agent in Houston

Blank Rome LLP is pleased to announce that David B. Hardy has joined the firm’s Houston office in the Intellectual Property & Technology practice group.

David’s arrival continues the firm’s strategic expansion of its Intellectual Property practice, which recently welcomed partner Josh Reisberg in the New York office, partner and co-chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property Litigation practice group Paul Zeineddin, partner Hussein Akhavannik, attorneys Mark F. Mashack and Timothy S. Schwarz in the Washington, D.C., office, and patent agents Benjamin A. Ailes and Dr. Amir Kyarad in the Philadelphia and Houston offices, respectively.

David has a combined 30 years of patent prosecution experience as a primary patent examiner, a supervisory primary examiner, and a patent agent. David’s practice primarily concentrates on the prosecution of domestic and foreign patent applications in the electrical engineering field. He has notable experience counseling clients on matters of strategic patent planning, patent portfolio development, and technology assessment.

Prior to becoming a patent agent, David gained experience as a patent examiner with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”). His understanding of the role that patent examiners play in the prosecution process gives David a unique ability to effectively build rapport with examiners, facilitate efficient communication with the USPTO, and ultimately deliver value to his clients. Admitted to practice before the USPTO, David received his B.S. from George Mason University.