Paul Leicht helps clients protect their intellectual property though his work drafting patent applications and prosecuting them before the U.S Patent and Trademark Office. Paul has assisted clients with patent portfolios for inventions involving electrical engineering, software, home automation systems, memory devices and semiconductors. He also has experience with patents for the telecommunications industry, including those dealing with standards-related communication systems within wide area networks (WANs), wireless local area networks (WLANs), and personal area networks (PANs). In particular, he has worked on patents for technology dealing with the physical layer and media access control (MAC) layers of telecommunication systems.
Paul's work is informed by a scientific background that includes a bachelor's degree in physics as well as coursework in electrical engineering. During his undergrad studies, he focused on quantum mechanics, and did research related to Mossbauer spectroscopy, which deals with resonant emission and absorption of gamma radiation in solids. He has also taken graduate-level coursework focused on solid state physics, optics, power control systems, and telecommunication antenna design.
His patent work includes drafting provisional and nonprovisional patent applications, including claim charts for applications reading on 3GPP and IEEE standards. He also manages the prosecution of those applications, including conducting examiner interviewers to further applications and drafting amendments and responses to U.S. Patent and Trademark Office actions. He also conducts patentability searches, prepares reports on proposed patent applications and guides clients with inventions through the application process.