As of today VPS welcomes Emily Baldwin-Walker as our new IP paralegal. Emily has over 8 years experience assisting IP law firms and companies in growing, managing and maintaining IP portfolios consisting of tens of thousands of patents, trademarks, and copyrights. Following is a brief description of Emily’s expertise in each IP area:
• Patents: Emily possesses extensive experience in preparing and filing all types of patent applications, responding to formality rejections and official actions issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and foreign patent and trademark offices, filing information disclosure statements, and payment of maintenance fees. She also assisting attorneys in patent re-examination proceedings and securing patent license agreements. In past experience, Emily has managed the patent work for up to three attorneys. While working for a law firm in Oklahoma City, she was successful in developing and implementing procedures for transferring in-house and managing foreign patent prosecution for the first time, effectively eliminating double billing of clients from a third party law firm which had been providing said service.
• Working to assist mid-sized companies in effectively managing their intellectual property, Emily developed, grew and maintained cost effective internal IP departments on behalf of several companies.
• Trademarks: Emily further possesses extensive experience in preparing and filing domestic and foreign trademark applications, responding to official actions, and maintaining trademark registrations.
• Copyrights and Other IP Experience: Emily has filed 250 copyright applications at once. She has also had experience in patent litigation discovery, held a docketing manager position as well as created and developed docketing training materials in order to train five individuals to perform patent and trademark docketing service on behalf of International Strategy Group, LLC.
Please feel free to contact Emily directly with any projects you may have. Holly has agreed to finish up all active and on-going projects she’s currently working on and will wrap up everything by the end of August. So, feel free to continue to work with Holly on any projects you may be working on.
Emily can be reached via email: Emily@virtualparalegalservices.com or by phone at 888-600-4992 ext. 7.