Aristotelis (Tely) M. Psitos is a patent agent in the firm's Electrical Patent Prosecution Group.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Psitos served 38 years at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) as a Patent Examiner. During his tenure there he examined a range of patents in the optical and magnetic information storage and retrieval technologies and recording and reproducing technologies. The arts examined included focusing and tracking servo systems, holographic storage systems, disc formatting, including audio, video and data signal formats both encoding and decoding, disc structures and associated electrical/electronic communication interfacing systems such as facsimile and television signal processing and digital communication including coding/decoding techniques, optical subsystems and related mechanical subsystems,.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Psitos examined in the areas of modulated carrier wave technologies, both analog and digital, as well as television signal broadcasting technologies, including transmitters, receivers, repeaters, transceivers and related subsystems. This required familiarity with audio, video and data signal protocols, as well as broadcasting communication systems (FM, AM, PM). Other technologies included underwater communications, radar, sonar and seismic exploration, which required familiarity with electromagnetic wave theory and practice, as well as an understanding of interaction of theoretical and practical systems.

Mr. Psitos was assigned to several outside Patent Technology Centers. In the Office of Patent Classification, he established and developed classification definitions for color television. While in the Office of Quality Review, he reviewed the quality of allowed applications throughout electrical technological fields. In the Office of Patent Application Location and Monitoring Office, he developed and maintained protocols for automated review of inventory as well as designing tracking and locating systems ensuring continuing progression of all applications throughout the Patent Office.


  • Pennsylvania State University (B.S.)
    • Electrical Engineering


  • Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


  • Exception Career Award (2000)
  • Bronze Medal Award, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (1989)