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Office Security

Woodbridge, VA
November 19, 2018

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Margishi Desai (US Citizen) 732-***-****

A strategic and results oriented thinker with over 12 years of combined experience in Patent Law and Computer Science. Over 9 years of experience as a Patent Examiner in Network Security (Cryptography), and networking art. Having extensive knowledge of MPEP and Patent searching tools. Writing office actions and negotiating with attorneys on allowable subject matters.


CompTIA Security+ 10/2018

Agile Scrum Master Certified (Scrum Alliance Dec 2017)

Bachelor’s in computer science (New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Newark, NJ. 2000-2003)


Active Public Trust Clearance,

Eligible to get Full security clearance


Groupware: MS Office Suit, Visio, Louts Notes.

Tools: Patent Searching Tool- East, IEEE, PE2E, OC, OACS, etc.

Axure, Irise, Star UML, HP QC, JIRA, QTP, Service Manager.

Web Technologies: HTML, DHTML, CSS, XML, XSLT, Web Service, JavaScript.

Programming languages: C, C++ and Java.

Databases/ DMLanguage: MS SQL Server 2008, Oracle 12i, DB2 8 and SQL.

Operating Systems: Windows 10/7/XP/98/2000, Windows 2008/2003/2000 Server.

Other Skills

Strong organizational and analytical skills

Excellent project management and communication skills


Complex Delivery

Global, Multi-site Team Building & Leadership

Exceptional skills in training and orientation of new employees

USPTO, Alexandria, VA Jun 2008- March 2018

Patent Examiner

Examined patent applications in the field of Computer Network and Cryptography Patents including database architecture solution and Cryptography algorithms.

Reviewed technical disclosures in patent applications thoroughly to identify novel features of the invention.

Routinely conducted telephone interviews with Attorneys to discuss rejections or allowable subject matters.

Managed Patent Examination process in an efficient timely manner to meet expected bi-week production goals. Strong familiarity with US Patent operations and examination software tools such as PE2E/ OC etc.

Mentored junior examiners and assisted them to improve quality in their office actions.

Extensively searched search tools and databases such as EAST, IP.COM, Google, non-patent literature space, foreign databases to identify prior art of interest.

Examined applications to determine current claim language is in accordance with legal statutes presented 35 U.S.C. 101, 102, 103 and 112 as per MPEP.

Negotiated the claims and claim language with patent inventors and attorney(s) according to the specification and indicated the novel concept of the invention from the specification.

Wrote concise Office actions, Answers to Appeal Briefs, Responses to Pre-Appeals, Responses to Affidavits for establishing priority dates, Responded to Attorneys legal arguments orally during interviews and in writing with detailed descriptions of cited prior art references, analysis of technical specifications, theories, and concepts, and applying appropriate USPTO legal statutes.

Prepared approximately 700 Patent Rejections, 60 Patent Abandonments, 55 Patent Allowances.

Performance/ Quality Accomplishments

Received Gainshare awards for achieving 115% of production with yearly 'Outstanding' ratings (highest at USPTO) .

Examined patent application to meet critical production deadlines of USPTO on biweekly basis.

Cleared USPTO certification exam in 2014.

Took official USPTO training regarding IP law, U.S. Patent Rules and Regulations, Manual of Patent Examining Procedure (M.P.E.P.), 35 U.S.C. 101 Subject Matter Eligibility Analysis (Bilski, Kappos, Alice, Enfish, etc.), 35 U.S.C. 112 (f) Claim Analysis, and Management trainings.

Imperial Construction, Elizabeth, NJ Nov. 2004 - July 2006

Asst. System Administrator

Developed policy and procedure for company’s MIS needs, networking needs and help desk support.

Provided MIS support for networking, software, database and scheduling for all employees

Assisted in Operation of all office equipment, estimation of various construction projects -technology divisions.

Upgraded computer system and maintain database at company’s corporate office and at various site offices.

Supported the Deployment team for new build and being POC for tracking the User stories are ready for new build.

Maintained QA team deliverables.

Involved in Research and development of standards and processes within the team.

Prepared Project Engagement questionnaire covering functional and non-functional requirements, including Application background, Production and Test Environment footprints, Test scenario and Environment requirements, Monitoring and Reporting specifications.

Created PowerPoint presentations for Go/No Go meetings, reporting on the high-level test goals and scope, observations and recommendations and Create a collaborative tool for the program to efficiently manage the document workflow process by providing capability to solicit feedback, share and manage communications with the internal and external audience before finalizing decisions, posting bi- weekly reports, generating custom reports for management analysis.

Developed Requirement Traceability Matrices and Test Analysis Report and managed Defects.

Created detailed periodic status reports for senior management to keep them posted on the progress of implementation.

Interacted closely with the Developers and Business Analyst to gain a better understanding of the application and ensure overall quality of the software.

Coordinated all the testing related issues with the end users and the testing team.


Bachelors of Science (Computer Science),

New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), NJ USA

GPA of 3.50

Agile Scrum Master Certified, December 2017


Active Public Trust Clearance,

Eligible to get Full security clearance.

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