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Engineer Power Plant

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Austin, Texas, 78731, United States
Posted:
May 24, 2010

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Robert A. McLauchlan

Attorney at Law

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Austin, TX 78731

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E-mail abmrtm@r.postjobfree.com

EDUCATION

University of Texas, School of Law, Austin, Texas

1997-1999

J.D.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York

1992-1995

MBA Concentration in Finance at Hartford Graduate Center.

Naval Nuclear Power Training, Certified Engineer of

1988-1992

Naval Nuclear Propulsion Plant, March 1992, U.S. Department

of Energy, Naval Reactors Division.

U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland

1984-1988

BS Physics.

EXPERIENCE

Attorney at Law, The Law Firm of Robert A. McLauchlan

2003 - Present

Counsels clients regarding the strategic generation, use, protection, and

licensing of all forms of intellectual and industrial property rights.

Developed and implemented international patent protection strategy that

both reduced costs and streamlined decision making requirements. Prepared,

reviewed and prosecuted patent applications in a variety of highly

technical fields including: wireless, telecommunications, laser and sound

based evaluation of materials, aeronautics, software applications, micro-

electronics, micro-mechanical devices, and semiconductor processing

equipment.

Attorney at Law, Hughes & Luce, LLP

2002 - 2003

Headed the patent department at Hughes & Luce LLP. Counseled clients

regarding the strategic generation, use, and protection of all forms of

intellectual and industrial property rights. Analyzed competitor's patents

and prepared non-infringement, invalidity, and freedom-to-operate patent

opinion letters. Prepared, reviewed and prosecuted patent applications in a

variety of highly technical fields including: biomedical devices,

telecommunications, laser and sound based evaluation of materials,

aeronautics, software applications, micro-electronics, micro-mechanical

devices, and semiconductor processing equipment.

General Counsel for Intellectual Property Matters, ATMI, Inc.

2001 - 2002

Received a Summary Judgment in United States District Court against

plaintiff that had threatened to wrongfully enforce a family of patents

against ATMI.

Negotiated a joint venture with a Japanese Manufacturer that established

ATMI's presence in the Japanese packaging market while avoiding

international patent litigation.

Significantly reduced patent prosecution costs by carefully allocating and

consolidating internal and external resources. By consolidating and

properly managing outside counsel and internal resources, fees were reduced

47% while overall patent filings increased by 56%.

Counseled business units to proactively address Intellectual Property

issues. Provided training at all levels within the company from the key

executives to small groups of technicians, engineers and managers.

Drafted and implemented the companies Intellectual Property Manual and

Policy, trade secret program. Negotiated various licenses, joint

development and non-disclosure agreements.

Attorney at Law/Patent Agent, Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich, LLP

1998 - 2000

Strategic generation, use, and protection of all forms of intellectual and

industrial property rights. Prepared, reviewed and prosecuted patent

applications in a variety of highly technical fields including:

telecommunications, laser and sound based evaluation of materials,

aeronautics, software applications, micro-electronics, micro-mechanical

devices, and semiconductor processing equipment.

Technical expertise with semiconductor device fabrication processes,

acoustics, image processing systems, power generation and distribution

systems, fiber-optic communication systems and cellular telecommunications

systems.

PROCESS ENGINEER, Motorola, Inc. 1996-

1998

CVD/CMP Process Engineering, MOS 13 Senior Engineer responsible for

installation, qualification and maintenance of leading edge CMP oxide

systems operating on devices to 0.18 micron.

Thin Films Process Engineering, MOS 3, Senior Engineer responsible for

merger and consolidation of all PVD Metal and Rapid Thermal Anneal systems

and processes in the merger of MOS 2 and MOS 3. This merger created the

largest volume semiconductor fabrication facility in the world.

Thin Films Process Engineering, MOS 2 Section Manger and Lead Engineer

responsible for installation, qualification, operation, and maintenance of

all PVD, Rapid Thermal Anneal and CVD systems in MOS 2. Characterized

through a series of designed experiments both metals and CVD processes for

0.8 in MOS 2. Intimately involved in all aspects of statistical process

control and quality assurance in MOS 2. Supervised the consolidation of 4

metallization production processes to 2 processes reducing misprocessing.

Demonstrated the feasibility of cross utilization of lithography equipment

to increase factory capacity by 20%.

COMMISSIONED OFFICER, UNITED STATES NAVY 1988-

1995

Assistant Training Director/Command Evaluation Officer, Naval Submarine

School 1994-1995

Responsible for training at the Navy's largest fleet school. Directed a

staff of 20 personnel including officers, enlisted and civilian personnel

who supervised the training of over 40,000 students per year including the

training of instructors and the development and revision of curriculum for

220 courses of instruction.

Facilitated the Out-sourcing Workshop conducted at Naval Submarine School

which contracted 152 civilian instructors and administrators saving the

Navy an estimated $1 million dollars. Successfully prepared Naval Submarine

School for High Risk Training for inspection by the Chief of Naval

Education and Training, rated as OUTSTANDING.

INSTRUCTOR, Strike Warfare, Naval Submarine School

1993-1994

Supervised the training of more than 500 officer students per year;

including officers at all levels, Prospective Commanding Officers,

Executive Officers and Department Heads in all facets of submarine strike

warfare and cruise missile employment. Designed, Supervised and directed

the development of Over the Horizon training scenarios, which dramatically

improved the level of training at all Submarine Force Training sites

worldwide in the area of strike warfare.

Coordinated the involvement of eight commands in the Synthetic Theater of

War Europe 1994 Exercise. Additionally he developed all submarine related

activity throughout the exercise. This exercise marked a new era in

military training exercises commencing a 36 billion dollar project over the

next 10 years.

SHIFT ENGINEER, Naval Nuclear Power Training Unit

l992-1993

Expertly supervised, managed and trained 45 staff nuclear personnel who

operate and maintain all nuclear power plant systems. Supervised the

training of more than 200 students per year in the theory and operation of

a nuclear power plant.

DIVISION OFFICER, USS Alexander Hamilton (SSBN 617)

1989-1992

Assistant Operations Officer. Coordinated two high visibility special Chief

of Naval Operations projects as well as several tactical readiness

exercises. Directly responsible for his command being awarded a Meritorious

Unit commendation for these operations. While supervising 15 communication

and Navigation Technicians to ensure the proper operation, maintenance and

repair of communication and surface search equipment.

Assistant Engineer Officer. Served as engineer to direct all facets of a

sixty man department coordinating repairs to a major primary, main steam,

and ships buoyancy systems and their subsequent testing. Directly

responsible for the timely completion of the multi-organization projects

and the flawless processing of all required quality assurance

documentation.

Command Duty Officer/Officer of the Deck. Directed operation, maintenance

and administration of all systems of a nuclear powered submarine in port

and underway.

INDEPENDENT RESEARCHER, Johns Hopkins University 1988

Government representative assigned to the test evaluation branch of the

strategic Systems department. Interfaced with scientist and engineers to

produce and independent technical report on the validity of weapon system

readiness and operational tests.

SELECTED HIGHLIGHTS

Chief of Naval Technical Training Letter of Commendation for "Superior

Performance and Outstanding Dedication."

Navy Achievement Medal awarded for "sustained Superior Performance and

Outstanding Dedication."

Selected as an outstanding ship-handler in 1991 pacific Northwest

competition by Commander Submarine Group Nine.

Rated Top Lieutenant on board USS Alexander Hamilton (SSBN 617),

"unconditionally recommended for advancement" for performance "head and

shoulders above all other officers on-board"

Navy League of the United States Award, for maintaining a 4.0 GPA over four

years in Physics at U.S. Naval Academy.

Phi Kappa Phi, National Honor Society, 1987.

Sigma Pi Sigma, National Physics Honor Society, 1986.



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