Mary E. Adams, Ph.D. Patent Agent | Philadelphia, PA
Mary Adams earned a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Clarkson University. She believes strongly that an engineering Ph.D. gives a strong fundamental knowledge of engineering and technology which gives her the most important tools to be an excellent patent agent. Several years of research and development experience gave Mary practical experience in how to approach and rapidly learn a new technology, figure out the kernel of the invention and then write a specification and claims that captures the entire invention. Her favorite part about being a patent agent is talking to the inventors and learning all about their inventions and working with them to achieve the broadest possible coverage for their invention. She has over 4 years of experience writing and prosecuting patent applications as well as 6 years of experience in industrial research and development.
Mary knows how to turn raw, technically oriented ideas, data, diagrams and descriptions from an inventor input into a coherent, well-crafted patent application with valuable, enforceable claims. She is always ready to meet the intellectual challenge of finding the holes in a patent examiner’s logic when prosecuting patent applications to ensure the broadest possible claims in the issued patent.
Mary has industrial experience in product development and commercialization of polymer formulations as well as experience in experimental design. Mary is a registered Patent Agent and she holds a Ph.D. and Master of Science in Chemical Engineering from Clarkson University. Mary received her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of Vermont.
Mary has over 4 years of experience writing and prosecuting patent applications. She has written and prosecuted applications in the areas of mechanical devices including unique hand tools, pressure measuring devices and small appliances as well as micro-electrical discharge machining and chemicals. She enjoys interacting with inventors, especially making sure that all details and embodiments of the invention are fully captured. In some cases, Mary’s research and development experience has allowed her to recommend tests and analyses which customers should pursue to strengthen their applications and eventual patents.
Mary also has 6 years of industrial experience in research, development and commercialization in the area of polymer formulation at a major chemical company. Mary appreciates the value in strong intellectual property coverage – while working in research and development, she determined a need for and implemented a system to monitor, summarize and disseminate within the company, competitors’ and customers’ patent positions to ensure the technology she was working on was technically commensurate and adequately protected.
Mary holds a Ph.D. and Master of Science in Chemical Engineering from Clarkson University, with an emphasis on thermoplastic matrix carbon fiber composites as well as the effect of processing conditions on the properties of thermoplastic polymers.