Wendy Koba - Of Counsel

Wendy Koba has over thirty years of experience as a patent attorney, the last fourteen in private practice. Prior to that Wendy worked as a patent attorney with AT&T Bell Labs for nineteen years. Wendy focuses her practice on the preparation of patent applications, and the development of patent portfolios for a variety of clients, including start-up companies, individuals and corporate clients. Wendy works with Pennsylvania's Ben Franklin Technology Center and Keystone Industrial Zone organizations, assisting their various new venture clients in obtaining patent protection.

Industry Experience: AT&T Bell Labs

Wendy's experience at Bell Labs was a rewarding introduction to the importance of "intellectual property" and provided her with the opportunity to work with many innovative individuals, including Nobel Prize-winning scientists. Wendy worked with engineering departments involved in satellite radio technology, digital communications, semiconductor processes & devices, and optical systems & components. The work was primarily associated with writing and prosecuting patent applications, and the drafting of patent licensing agreements. Prior to leaving Bell Labs, Wendy was involved in providing "in-house" support for patent litigation against MCI (dealing with 1-800 service).

Education:

  • Lehigh University, Bachelor Science in Electrical Engineering, 1978
  • Princeton University, Masters of Science in Information Science, 1979
  • Seton Hall University, J.D., 1983.

Bar Memberships:

  • Pennsylvania
  • Registered to practice before the United States Patent & Trademark Office

Technology Expertise:

  • Wendy has written applications covering, or litigated patents involved in, the following areas:

Telecommunications:

  • Satellite radio technology, digital communications, cellular system architecture and components advanced/intelligent network design and components (SDN, 1-800)

Microelectronics:

  • Semiconductor processes & devices, extensive work with CMOS devices & fabrication processes, CMOS fabrication techniques, gate arrays (including FPGAs), sub-micron devices and related lithography techniques, chemical-mechanical planarization (CMP) processes, integrated electronic circuits.

Optoelectronics

  • Components including lasers, photodiodes, amplifiers, and isolators; optical fibers including communication fibers and sensor fibers; integrated optoelectronic assemblies and systems; silicon-based integrated optics systems, including transmitters, receivers, transceivers and optical subsystem.

Alternative Energy & Power Related technologies:

  • Electric power grid control arrangements Alternative energy, including solar collector & concentrator arrangements

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