Oblon Spivak Names Four New Senior Associates and One New Senior Attorney

January 14, 2013 – Firm News

For Immediate Release 

January 14, 2013

Alexandria, Va. – Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P. is pleased to announce that Aldo Martinez, Ryan Smith, Alexander Englehart, and Steven Chang have been elevated to senior patent associates and James Love has been elevated to senior patent attorney.

New senior patent associates:

Aldo Martinez’s practice encompasses all aspects of patent prosecution and related counseling, including client counseling and patent portfolio development, invalidity and non-infringement opinions, and post-grant proceedings. Mr. Martinez hasmore than 10 years of industry experience as an electrical engineer, having designed analog and digital circuits applied to the areas of communications, industrial controls, biomedical instrumentation, and consumer electronics. Mr. Martinez drafts and prosecutes patent applications in wireless communications, data networks, biomedical electronics, consumer electronics, semiconductor fabrication, and electronic devices such as LCD, plasma and touch-screen displays. Mr. Martinez received his J.D. from Florida International University College of Law. He received his M.S. and B.S., cum laude, in Electrical Engineering from Florida International University.

Ryan W. Smith advises domestic and international clients and facilitates the acquisition of U.S. patents. Mr. Smith also actively utilizes the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) program between the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and foreign patent offices. In addition to a background in automotive technology, including combustion, power transmission, suspensions, hybrid electric technology, and fuel cells, he is experienced in advising clients in matters relating to semiconductor processing, medical devices, and consumer electronics. Mr. Smith received his J.D. with a Certificate in Patent Law from DePaul University College of Law. He received his M.S. in Engineering Science with a Certificate in Management of Technology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Alexander Englehart litigates matters in federal courts and before the International Trade Commission (ITC). His practice also includes interference matters before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Mr. Englehart’s patent litigation experience spans a variety of technical areas, including wireless networking, global positioning systems (GPS), micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS), and metallurgy. Mr. Englehart received is J.D. from the University of Washington School of Law and his B.A. in Computer Science and Math from the University of California.

Steven B. Chang is experienced in a diversity of technical areas, including aerospace technologies, automotive technologies, semiconductor processing, and consumer electronics. Previously, Mr. Chang was a Senior Structures Engineer, where he specialized in finite element analysis and fracture mechanics. He analyzed and designed commercial and military jet engine components, such as compressor and turbine rotors, blades, stators, vanes, shafts and cases, to meet structural integrity and Federal Aviation Administration safety requirements. He led the structural and lifing analysis for life-limited parts in the Global Material Solutions (GMS) program and was nominated for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Engineer of the Year award for his contributions to the GMS program. Mr. Chang received his J.D., with a certificate in Intellectual Property from the University of Connecticut School of Law. He received his M. Eng. and his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University.

New senior patent attorney:

James Love drafts and prosecutes patent applications for clients in many fields including computer software, telecommunications, networking, wireless technologies, semiconductors, encryption, medical devices, computer hardware and device UI technologies. He works with overseas and domestic clients, managing their U.S. patent portfolios, which include issues such as encryption, software interfaces, and network interoperability. He received his J.D. from the College of William and Mary, Marshall Wythe Law School and his B.S. in Electrical Engineering with a minor in Mathematics from Cedarville University.

Assisting clients for over 40 years, Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P. is one of the largest intellectual property specialty firms in the United States. The firm provides a full range of intellectual property services, including litigation matters in all courts, as well as trademark, copyright and patent interference services.