Washington, DC | March 2017 – RatnerPrestia is pleased to announce that Valerie P. Hayes has joined the firm as Counsel in its Washington, D.C. office.
“Valerie is an extremely talented individual and we are truly fortunate to have her join us as we continue to develop our world-class team of professionals,” notes Jonathan H. Spadt, RatnerPrestia Chief Executive Officer.
Valerie will focus her practice on patent issues related to electronic, electrical and mechanical disciplines, including client counseling, the drafting of patent applications and prosecution of domestic and foreign patent applications related to lighting devices and networked/intelligent lighting systems, liquid crystal display devices, semiconductor and plasma processing, cellular telephony, circuits, computer data storage devices, and telecommunications. She has successfully presented cases on appeal before the USPTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), as well as actively participated in Ex Parte and Inter Partes Reviews, Patent Reissue, and Interference proceedings.
Prior to entering the practice of law, Valerie served in the United States Air Force as an Officer and electrical engineer. While in the Air Force, her assignments included performing target development analysis and designing communication systems related to counterintelligence and counter-terrorism, as well as the supervision and management of the activities of over 800 Air Force personnel.
RatnerPrestia is a law firm expert in all things IP. The Firm handles procurement, enforcement, licensing, commercialization, global strategic IP planning, and all related business aspects of IP. The Firm has attorneys experienced and successful in all relevant U.S. and German agencies and tribunals, including the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, The German Patent Office, The European Patent Office, The U.S. International Trade Commission, and Federal Courts, both trial and appellate, in both the U.S. and Germany. With clients based around the world, RP understands that IP is global. For additional information, visit www.RatnerPrestia.com.