Alessandro Steinfl is a U.S. Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney. He was a partner with the Los Angeles office of Ladas & Parry. Prior to relocating to Los Angeles, he was at the Italian Intellectual Property firm of Società Italiana Brevetti in Rome.
Alessandro has been a patent practitioner, either as attorney or agent, since 1993. He represents clients on a wide range of IP-related technical areas including semiconductor technology, computer software, hardware, nanotechnology and business methods.
Alessandro received his Juris Doctorate degree from Southwestern University School of Law in 2004 and his Laurea Specialistica (Masters Equivalent) degree in Electronic Engineering issued by the Italian University System (Università Sapienza di Roma) in 1993.
He is admitted to the California State Bar, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the Italian Patent and Trademark Office. He has been admitted to the European Patent Office.
Alessandro has authored the European Patent Protection of E-Commerce Technology (From .Com to Millionaire – The Silicon Valley Phenomenon, San Francisco, May 12, 2000) and The Doctrine of Equivalents Through the Eyes of the European Patent Convention (CASRIP Symposium Publication Series No. 6, July 2001 at 114).
Enrica Bruno is a U.S. Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney. She was with the Los Angeles office of Greenberg Traurig and later in-house IP counsel at Materia Inc. Prior to moving to California, she also practiced at the Italian Intellectual Property firm of Societa’ Italiana Brevetti in Rome.
Enrica has professional experience in Europe and the U.S. since 1997, which includes managing world-wide patent portfolios, developing intellectual property strategies for protecting companies’ technology, preparing and prosecuting national and PCT patent applications before the U.S. and European Patent Office, prosecuting patents in other countries, due diligence, litigation support, and drafting agreements relating to various areas of intellectual property. Her primary areas of practice include biotechnology, biochemistry, pharmaceutical chemistry, organometallic chemistry, design and mechanical arts.
Enrica earned both a Laurea Specialistica (Masters Equivalent) degree in Biology and the equivalent of a Juris Doctorate both issued by the Italian University System (Università degli Studi di Palermo).
Enrica is admitted to the California State Bar, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and the Italian Patent and Trademark Office. She has been admitted to practice law in Italy and before the European Patent Office.
Enrica lectured on patents to various International institutions including the American Chamber of Commerce, the Universities of Rome “La Sapienza” and “Tor Vergata”, the University of Naples, the Association of Patent & Trademark Attorneys in the Italian Industry and the Academia Sinica in Taiwan.
Thomas Nguyen is a U.S. Patent Attorney. He is admitted to the State Bar of California and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Thomas at received his B.S. degree in Computer Engineering and M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Irvine (UCI), with an emphasis in electronic hardware signal processing and wireless communications, as well as computer programming and networking. Thomas received his Juris Doctorate degree from Whittier Law School in 2011 with an emphasis in Intellectual Property.
Thomas acquired industrial experience at Broadcom where he assisted other engineers with setting up, performing and monitoring a variety of post-silicon PHY bench testing (for example, tests which measured analog electrical parameters such as transmitter (Tx) rise/fall time, Tx jitter, Tx amplitude, Tx return loss, receiver (Rx) return loss, Rx sensitivity, power and many others across a variety of different frequencies and temperature conditions). Thomas also generated and analyzed test results to identify device issues to be communicated to supervising engineers.
Thomas’ areas of IP practice includes drafting and prosecuting patent applications in a variety of mechanical, chemical and electrical fields with an emphasis in the area of analog circuits.
John Heithaus is a U.S. Patent Attorney. He is admitted to the State Bar of California and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He was an associate at the Osaka office of Shusaku Yamamoto before locating to Los Angeles. Prior to joining the firm, John also served as a law clerk at the Ohio State University Office of Technology Commercialization and Knowledge Transfer.
John received his B.S in Biological Chemistry, B.A. in Biological Sciences, and M.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Chicago. At the University of Chicago John conducted nearly 5 years of research in protein engineering engaging techniques such as phage display, isothermal calorimetry, and cellular assays. John received his Juris Doctorate degree from the Ohio State Moritz College of Law in 2012 where he was a member of I/S: A Journal of Law and Policy for the Information Society.
John’s practice areas include for example drafting and prosecuting patent for pharmaceuticals, industrial chemistry, materials, medical devices, and mechanical devices.
Michael Chen is a Patent Agent registered with the USPTO. His experience in patent drafting includes video/image coding, biomedical devices, semiconductor technology and analog/digital electronic circuits.
Michael established a strong background through academia in many areas of Electrical Engineering including design of analog and digital circuits, fiber optic systems, and communication systems.
He received both B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles. He is fluent in conversational Mandarin Chinese.
Jean Y. Yang-Scharlotta
Jean Y. Yang-Scharlotta is a Patent Agent registered with the USPTO. She has twelve years of experience in the microelectronics arena from the microprocessor and flash memory device maker Advanced Micro Devices and its subsidiary Spansion located in Sunnyvale, California (Silicon Valley). From this experience, she has in-depth knowledge of microelectronics device fabrication technologies and flash memory device architecture. Prior to Advanced Micro Devices, Jean conducted research at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.
Jean received her Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Stanford University and received her B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas in Austin.
Dr. Yang-Scharlotta has been named inventor on over 64 patents in the U.S. and world-wide. In addition, she authored many scientific papers in the fields of microelectronic devices and self-assembled monolayers and has been a lecturer in the University of California Irvine for a graduate course on advanced wafer fabrication processes.
Jonathan Bass is a Patent Agent registered with the USPTO. Jonathan has over 10 years of experience in the fields of medicinal, organic, inorganic, and organometallic chemistry.
Jonathan received a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of California Irvine, where his research was directed towards the development of novel single-molecule fluorescence microscopy techniques for the study of organic and organometallic chemistry. Prior to his doctoral studies, Jonathan received a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where his research was concentrated on organic and organometallic reaction methodology. In addition to his graduate and undergraduate research experience, Jonathan also has educational experience having been a Teaching Assistant for laboratory and lecture classes in the areas of general, analytical, organic, and inorganic chemistry during both his graduate and undergraduate years.
In addition to his academic experience, Jonathan also has industrial experience as a synthetic organic and medicinal chemist in the department of Medicinal Chemistry at GlaxoSmithKline in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. During his five years at GSK, he participated in a variety of projects related to diabetes and other metabolic diseases where he designed and synthesized compounds for evaluation as potential drug candidates.
Jonathan’s areas of IP experience and practice include drafting and prosecution of patents related to organic and organometallic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, and materials science.
Marc K. Parvaneh
Marc K. Parvaneh is a Technology Specialist with experience in the areas of semiconductor technology, video codecs, digital signal processing, analog/digital filter design and analog/digital circuit design.
Prior to joining Steinfl & Bruno LLP, Marc spent over 20 years in the optical disc industry where he held various positions in an industry leading company with global presence, ranging from Electronic Design Engineer in charge of designing a broad spectrum of industry innovative products, to Chief Technology Officer in charge of all technical activity related to company's core products and developments, ensuring company's position as a global leader in the field of optical disc.
As an optical disc expert, Marc is well versed in player design, disc data formats, codec algorithms, copy protection schemes, digital media preparation, multiplexing and authoring, data verification, Digital Rights Management (DRM) and data distribution.
As a design engineer, Marc is well versed with analog and digital design techniques, software and firmware design using various programming languages, Electromechanical and electro-optical design using lasers, modulators, linear stages, air-bearings, spindles and other.
Marc has an M.S. in Systems Engineering from U.C.L.A. and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from University of Paris XI - Orsay.
Marc is fluent in English, French, Italian and Farsi.
Amrita Chakrabarti is a Technology Specialist in electrical engineering, experienced in areas of signal integrity, signal processing, analog and digital electronics circuits, control systems, power systems, power electronics, electrical machines & transformers, as well as MATLAB and Mathematica programming.
Amrita obtained her Masters in Electrical Engineering from Penn State. She also holds a Master of Technology degree in Power Electronics from Sikkim Manipal University, India and a Bachelor of Technology in Electrical Engineering from West Bengal University of Technology, India.
During her studies at Penn State, Amrita researched at the Penn State Center for Signal Integrity in the areas of S-parameters, passivity analysis and causality verification in high speed electronic circuits and accrued laboratory experience in S-parameters measurements using Vector Network Analyzers (VNA) and time domain analysis with Time Domain Reflectometer (TDR). Amrita also has educational experience having been a Graduate Assistant at Pennsylvania State University, Teaching Assistant at Sikkim Manipal University Power Electronics Laboratory, and Lecturer in the Electrical Engineering department at Siliguri Institute of Technology, India.
Amrita’ areas of IP experience and practice include drafting and prosecution of patents related to analog and digital electronic circuits, optical electronic devices, nanotechnology and semiconductors.
Massimo Barbagallo is a Technology Specialist with experience in the areas of semiconductor technology, electrical engineering, high vacuum technology, laser technology and general physics. Prior to joining Steinfl & Bruno LLP, Massimo was a postdoctoral researcher in different Universities around the world, from Cambridge (UK), to South Korea, Germany and Texas.
Massimo has authored a few peer-reviewed scientific papers in the area of spintronics. His academic interests include magnetism and quantum computation.
Massimo holds a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Cambridge, UK, an M.Sc. in Microsystems and nanotechnology from Cranfield University, UK, and an M.Sc. in Physics from the University of Torino, Italy.
Rosemarie Pilpa is a Technology Specialist in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, with experience in protein chemistry.
Rosemarie obtained her Ph.D. from University of California Los Angeles. Prior to her doctoral studies, Rosemarie received a B.S. in Chemistry and Biology from the California State Polytechnic University where her research was concentrated on protein structural and functional studies. In addition to her graduate and undergraduate research experience, Rosemarie also has educational experience having been a Teaching Assistant for laboratory and lecture classes in the areas of biochemistry during her graduate studies. During her studies at UCLA, Rosemarie researched the structural and functional properties of proteins involve in pathogenesis. Prior to the firm, Rosemarie has been involved in research and academia at the Salk institute.
Rosemarie’s areas of IP experience and practice include drafting and prosecution of patents related to biochemical and biotechnology.