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David W. Collins, Ph.D.

Practice Profile

Preparation and prosecution of patent applications in a wide variety of technical and scientific fields:
  • interdisciplinary fields that combine physics, chemistry, metallurgy, ceramics, and/or materials science, including memristors, molecular electronics, quantum computing, metamaterials, nanotechnology;

  • photonics technologies, including interconnects, modulators, detectors, and linear and non-linear optical devices, organic photoconductor compositions; organic-based devices (liquid crystal compositions and displays), solid state lasers, light emitting diodes, photodiodes, lithium niobate devices;

  • semiconductor-based technologies, including devices and processing, involving silicon, gallium arsenide and other III-V materials as well as II-VI materials; transistors, and solar cells (terrestrial and space);

  • surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy, ink-jet printer technology and inks, batteries, fuel cells, intracavity laser spectroscopy, neural networks (devices), holography, electro-optic devices, quantum well devices, glasses (composition and fabrication), optical fibers and laser collimators, graded refractive index glasses, crystal growth, chemistry (inorganic and organic), polymers, ceramics, metallurgy, high speed thin film production, petroleum processing; natural health supplements.
Patent-strategy counseling
Technical paper review

Professional Experience
October 2016-currentOlympic Patent Works, Seattle, WA Of Counsel
July 2015-July 2016TDierker & Kavanaugh, Troy, MI Of Counsel
May 2009-July 2015Hewlett-Packard Development Co., Palo Alto, CA Senior Patent Counsel
February 2001-April 2009;
June 1990-February 1991;
June 1986-November 1986
Solo Practice
February 1991-February 2001Benman & Collins Partner
November 1986-June 1990Ashen Golant Martin & Seldon Partner
April 1985-June 1986Cislo, O'Reilly & ThomasAssociate
July 1979-March 1985Hughes Aircraft Co.Associate Patent Counsel
January 1978-July 1979Exxon Research & EngineeringSenior Patent Attorney
June 1974-January 1978Allied Chemical Co.Senior Patent Attorney
August 1970-June 1974 Bell LaboratoriesMember of Patent Staff

Technical Experience
August 1968-August 1970Bell LaboratoriesMember of Technical Staff
June 1962-July 1965Sprague Electric Co.Development Engineer

1974J.D.Seton Hall University
1968PH.DPennsylvania State University, Solid State Science
1965M.S.Williams College, Chemistry (Physics minor)
1962B.S.University of Massachusetts, Chemistry (honors)

Bar Membership
19869th Circuit Court of Appeals
1985District Court of California (Central)
1974New Jersey (inactive)
1973U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

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