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Software Engineer Assistant

Scarsdale, New York, 10583, United States
May 25, 2010

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Michael Bernard Pierorazio

** ***** ********* ? Scarsdale, NY 10583 ? (914) ***-**** ?


Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York, NY

Candidate for Juris Doctor, June 2010

Honors: Dean's Merit Scholarship; Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law

Journal: Staff Member 2008-2009, Associate Editor 2009-2010

Activities: Student Bar Association: Senator 2007-2008, Secretary 2008-


Softball Team: Captain 2008-2009, 2009-2010

Study Abroad: Cardozo Comparative Law Seminar Abroad, Tokyo, Japan

(May 2008)

Columbia University, New York, NY

Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering, May 2007

Academic: Minor in Philosophy

Activities: Association for Computing Machinery, Vice President


USPTO: Passed examination for registration to practice before the United

States Patent and Trademark Office for patent agents and patent attorneys

on April 7, 2010. Registration pending.


Part-time Intern April

2010 - May 2010

High Technology Crime Bureau, Investigations Division, Westchester County

DA's Office, White Plains, NY

. Drafted and edited search warrants and subpoenas for use in computer

tampering, disseminating to minors, identity theft, and wiretapping


. Observed victim interviews, monthly bureau-wide pending cases meetings,

and various aspects of Assistant DA and Criminal Investigator

preparation for the grand jury.

Summer Associate May 2009 -

August 2009

Staas & Halsey, Washington, DC

. Reviewed patent applications and office actions.

. Analyzed written descriptions, diagrams, claims, and applicable

references to overcome objections and rejections.

. Drafted argumentative responses to office actions, and made amendments

when necessary.

. Wrote software that analyzes the quality of patent portfolios based on

publicly available information with results searchable on a combination

of law firm, assignee, and USPTO classification number.

Part-time Intern September 2008

- December 2008

Honorable Lois Bloom, United States District Court, EDNY, Brooklyn, NY

. Researched and analyzed case law and statutes regarding pre-trial

motions and other procedural matters.

. Drafted memoranda and briefs relating to an employee discrimination


. Observed court proceedings.

EXPERIENCE (continued)

Full-time Intern June

2008 - August 2008

Honorable Patty Shwartz, United States District Court, District of NJ,

Newark, NJ

. Researched and analyzed case law and statutes regarding pre-trial

motions including the standard applied to a Special Master's decision

in arbitration.

. Handled other procedural matters such as motions for Pro Hac Vice.

. Drafted memoranda and briefs.

. Observed court proceedings including a Markman hearing.

Research Assistant June 2008

- July 2008

Professor Pan, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York, NY

. Wrote software that mined and compared financial data about American

Depository Receipts made available by depository banks.

Software Engineer November 2006 -

August 2007

Brain Media Company, New York, NY

. Developed and tested groundbreaking software technologies, such as

video streaming, on newest generations of mobile phone hardware.

. Analyzed phone specifications to utilize designated hardware through

software implementations.

. Worked in team-based environment.

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