Shayne D. Rasay Associate | Philadelphia, PA
Shayne grew up in Honolulu, Hawaii, which imparted an ingrained habit of living everyday with aloha. Despite its many definitions, aloha at its core stands for guiding principles that inspire mutual respect and encourage constructive collaboration in pursuit of a common goal. Shayne brings this mindset to the workplace, allowing her to work closely with clients, inventors, and other professionals who have varying functional expertise, all in a concerted team effort to achieve a shared purpose—protecting clients’ intellectual property.
Shayne began her career at RP as a Summer Associate. During this time, she drafted a provisional patent application based on inventor materials and related studies; analyzed Office Actions in U.S. and foreign patent applications relating to claim rejections under 35 U.S.C. § 102, § 103, § 112, and obviousness-type double patenting; and updated case law supporting legal principles for use in opinion letters.
As an associate, she will help prosecute patent applications through the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; assist in the defense of clients’ intellectual property through litigation; and evaluate relevant court decisions, statues, regulations, and U.S. Patent and Trademark Office guidelines to improve strategies for patent prosecution and litigation.