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Engineer Electrical

West Chester, Pennsylvania, 19382, United States
May 25, 2010

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Eric Berkowitz, Esq.

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West Chester, PA 19382

Home: (610) ***-****

Cell: (856) ***-****


Intellectual Property (IP) Attorney, who is certified to practice patent law before the USPTO,

that consults with clients on IP matters, drafts and prosecutes patent applications, writes

opinions of counsel, and provides Merger & Acquisition IP due diligence. Background

includes over 10 years of broad experience in electrical engineering and information

technologies for a Fortune 500 Company. A detailed, results oriented individual, who works

well in a team environment, to facilitate business objectives, and creatively develops solutions

to difficult and complex problems.

Professional Experience

RatnerPrestia, Berwyn, PA 2004 – April 2010


Drafted over 45 patent applications in advanced technological arts such as computer

software, medical archival systems, broadband wireless technologies, peer to peer

networks, RTL translators, user authentication and network communications.

Prepares invalidity and non infringement opinions.

Consults with clients regarding IP due diligence issues. This includes IP portfolio

reviews, product clearances and licensing matters.

Prosecutes patent applications in a broad range of electrical, electronic, computer

software and mechanical arts including application directed to telecommunication

systems, set tops, network security, archival systems and imaging systems.

Manages prosecution of U.S. and foreign filed applications in countries such as Great

Britain, China, Germany and Japan.

Staas & Halsey, Washington, DC 2001 – 2004


Primarily prepared and prosecuted U.S. patent applications for foreign clients.

Representative arts prosecuted included: computer software, electronic displays,

communication systems, optics, linear and rotary motors, controllers, circuits,

refrigeration systems and major appliances.

Resume of Eric Berkowitz

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PECO Energy (An Exelon Company), Philadelphia, PA 1987 2000

Information Technology Division Liaison (1999 – 2000)

Managed business planning for Corporate Information Technology (IT) with budget of

$130M, reported to Chief Information Officer.

Member of Merger Team with responsibility for planning the integration of IT infrastructure

and applications for a combined $10B revenue company.

Led IT Merger business planning function and drafted presentations to Senior


Member of team responsible for planning mainframe consolidation to save $15M


Provided expertise for renegotiating existing $50M contract for a wide range of IT


Reorganization Liaison/Project Specialist (1994 1998)

Member of a team to manage reorganization of 3,000 employees that successfully

reduced corporate costs by over $60M annually.

Managed IT systems initiatives related to the reorganization including re alignment of key

personnel and systems.

Senior Engineer/Engineer (1987 1993)

Led a cross functional team in a business case development and Request for Proposal

for a wireless communications network for meter reading with over a million devices.

Operations Manager for a 50,000 point power line carrier automatic meter reading system

and led other advanced metering trials using a variety of communication networks.


Juris Doctorate, Rutgers Law School, Camden, NJ (1992)

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Moore School, University of Pennsylvania,

Philadelphia, PA (1987)

Attended Carnegie Mellon University (one year)

Certifications & Licenses

Bar Member, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Certified to Practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


Member of AIPLA

Member of PIPLA

References Available Upon Request

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