Mr. Deschere has represented Japanese and Korean companies in U.S. patent prosecution for more than 12 years. After earning a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with a minor in Oceanographic Engineering, Mr. Deschere worked at Bluefin Robotics, where he helped optimize the operation of autonomous underwater vehicles. Mr. Deschere then joined the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, where he worked as a Patent Examiner in Technology Center 2800 for three years examining patents related to electrical power distribution, conversion, and switching. During his time at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Mr. Deschere attended night classes at the George Washington University, earning a Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering with a focus on communications and system control. After leaving the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Mr. Deschere joined a small patent law firm in Washington, D.C., where he represented Samsung in matters related to wireless communications, three-dimensional displays, and solid-state storage.
After joining Keating & Bennett, LLP, Mr. Deschere has specialized in prosecuting patent applications before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in a variety of technologies, including display technologies, electronic control systems, signal processing, and printing systems. Mr. Deschere has extensive experience in many areas of patent prosecution, including drafting and revising new applications, analyzing and responding to Office Actions, conducting interviews with U.S. patent examiners, and appeals.
Mr. Curaca Malito is a Patent Agent focusing on strategic patent prosecution and client counseling. While at Keating & Bennett, LLP, Mr. Curaca Malito has lived in Japan for 3 months on two separate occasions to meet with various clients and work closely inside of the IP Department of a major Japanese motorized vehicle company that specializes in the manufacturing of motorcycles, marine products such as boats and outboard motors, and other motorized products. During his time in Japan, Mr. Curaca Malito worked daily on-site with clients to assist them with various aspects of intellectual property representation including patent prosecution and research for opinions regarding infringement and validity of patents. Mr. Curaca Malito has also presented various lectures to inform Japanese clients regarding U.S. patent matters including patent prosecution strategy, best practices, and evolving areas of U.S. patent law such as patent subject matter eligibility under 35 U.S.C. 101.
Prior to joining Keating & Bennett, LLP, Mr. Curaca Malito served as Head of Creative Development and Intellectual Property for a sports apparel start-up company and worked as a Patent Examiner Extern at the United States Patent and Trademark Office specializing in mechanical inventions including medical devices and power tools. Mr. Curaca Malito earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Virginia.
Mr. Hoang is a U.S. Patent Agent specializing in patent prosecution, prior art searches, invalidity opinions, litigation matters, and Inter partes reviews. Mr. Hoang earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan—Ann Arbor. Mr. Hoang lived and worked in Osaka, Japan as a Technology Specialist at a well-known Japanese patent firm. Mr. Hoang has also worked and trained inside of the intellectual department of a major Japanese electronics company based in Kyoto, Japan where he received lectures on various electronics and wireless technologies, and gave lectures on US patent prosecution.
Mr. Hoang was also a Patent Examiner at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Mr. Hoang has experience in examining patent applications related to solid-state semiconductor devices, MEMS, LEDs, memories, transistors, electronic circuit packaging, and electric motors and generators. Mr. Hoang was also a professional patent searching analyst conducting in depth patentability and validity searches of U.S. patents, and International Search Reports and Written Opinions of Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) applications filed at the USPTO, related to various physical sciences & computer/electrical engineering technologies.