Erik Preston, Esq.
Mr. Preston earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Design from Northern Illinois University with a minor in Japanese Language and Culture and earned his law degree from the Columbus School of Law at the Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. While attending Northern Illinois University, Mr. Preston worked for two years as an applications engineering intern on a federally funded ultrasonic ground imaging system. Upon receiving his B.S., Mr. Preston moved to the Kanto region of Japan for the summer of 2004 where he taught English classes for Nova of Japan. Mr. Preston joined the U. S. Patent and Trademark Office upon returning from Japan where he worked for three and a half years, first as a Patent Examiner in Technology Center 2800 and then later as a PCT examination contractor. Every year that Mr. Preston was a patent examiner, he received the U. S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Superior Achievement Award for commendable service. Mr. Preston is a member of the both the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and the Epsilon Pi Tau Technology Honor Society, and is conversant in both Japanese and German. Mr. Preston specializes in prosecuting patent applications before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in a variety of technologies.