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Riverside, California, United States
February 02, 2018

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***** **** ****** ********* ** 92508 951-***-**** BAR ADMISSIONS

• State of California

• United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

• United States District Court, Northern District of California

• United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit EDUCATION

Juris Doctor Golden Gate University, San Francisco, CA, May 2012

- Specialization Certificate in Intellectual Property with Distinction

- CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Patent Law of the US

- Witkin Award for Academic Excellence, Patent Litigation

- Member, Golden Gate Moot Court Board, 2009-2012

- Member, Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Team, 2011-2012 Doctor of Philosophy University of California, Riverside, June 2008 Cell, Molecular, and Developmental Biology. Dissertation Title: Genetic Analysis of the Symbiotic Bacterial Community Involved in Pierce’s Disease of Grapevine.

Bachelor of Science University of California, Riverside, June 2003 Biochemistry


Independent Contractor, March 2017 – present

• Currently working with Nelson Patent Law to provide technical expertise in evaluating and responding to USPTO Office Actions for patent applications in the life sciences. Paralegal Specialist, United States Attorney’s Office, Fort Smith, AR February 2016-February 2017

• Solely responsible for overseeing the entire collections caseload for the Financial Litigation Unit for the Western District of Arkansas.

• Prepared and electronically filed a variety of legal documents, including writs of garnishment and execution, subpoenas, liens, and petitions for remission of fines.

• Regularly interacted with debtors, victims, outside businesses, and other governmental agencies.

Independent Contractor, January 2013-December 2015

• Conducted prior art and state of the art searches.

• Assisted in drafting a mechanical patent for a law firm specializing in intellectual property.

• Reviewed and organized documents related to patent and trade secret litigation for a law firm.

Teaching Assistant, Golden Gate University, San Francisco, CA, February 2012-April 2012 Traynor Moot Court Competition

• Prepared a bench memorandum of the competition case.

• Coached the moot court team in developing oral argument skills. Postdoctoral Scholar, University of California, Riverside, July 2008-January 2009

• Collaborated in interdisciplinary research with scientists in cell biology, microbiology, entomology.

• Conceptualized a project involving the isolation and genetic identification of bacteria found in wild grapevines located near the Santa Ana River in Riverside, California.

• Conducted scientific research using extensive knowledge of EndNote and scholarly databases to locate relevant abstracts, articles, and other documents. Adjunct Professor, California Baptist University, August 2008-December 2008 Taught Fundamentals of Chemistry to undergraduate students. Graduate Student Researcher/Teaching Assistant, University of California, Riverside, August 2003- June 2008

• Acquired expertise and extensive experience using complex laboratory equipment and techniques.

• Helped lead a collaborative research project that resulted in a published paper.

• Served as a teaching assistant for Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology and Elementary Biochemistry.


American Bar Association, 2010-present

Volunteer Social Media Editor, ABA Section of Science & Technology Law Civil Appeals Panel, US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit SELECTED PUBLICATIONS & POSTERS

Lacava, P.T., J. Parker, F. Andreote, F. Dini-Andreote, J.L. Ramirez, and T.A. Miller, 2007. Analysis of the Bacterial Community in Glassy-Winged Sharpshooter Heads. Entomological Research 37: 261-266. Parker, J., and T.A. Miller. “Endophytic Bacterial Populations in Grapevines Resistant to Pierce’s Disease.” Poster Session, First International Congress of Insect Biotechnology and Industry, Daegu, South Korea, August 2007.

Parker, J., and T.A. Miller. “Genotypic Characterization of Five Glassy-Winged Sharpshooter Symbionts: Candidates for Symbiotic Control.” Poster Session, International Symbiosis Society Fifth International Symbiosis Conference, Vienna, Austria, August 2006. INTERESTS

Hiking, medieval history, gourmet cooking, wine

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