security of virtualization (two bedrocks of cloud computing). Don uses his USPTO experience as an advantage to seek the benefit for his clients, and his familiarity with the inner workings of the USPTO is invaluable in conducting Examiner Interviews and responding to Office Actions.
Prior to joining USPTO and prior to attending law school for studying for his J.D., Don had a near decade long stint, initially as a software engineer and then as a senior software engineer, with a biotech company in Connecticut, during which, he involved in, among many other projects related to computational chemistry and cheminformatics, designing and developing a state of the art Artificial Intelligence based chemical compound screening system for drug-like properties that applied a variety of AI techniques such as Neural Network, Decision Tree, Support Vector Machines, and Self Organized Map.
After severing from USPTO, while being compelled by a USPTO’s rule that bars a departed examiner from representing, for two years, applicants whose application(s) had been examined by the departed examiner to sit out the ensuing two years, Don engaged in advising local inventors on matters of IP protection of their inventions on medical devices and plant seeds.
In his leisure time, Don loves to travel, and to read a variety of books, particularly the genres of espionage thriller, political intrigues, and war history. He also enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, canoeing and kayaking in Canadian Rockies, and outdoor target-shooting.