Eugene J. Molinelli, Partner
Beusse Wolter Sanks & Maire PLLC
Eugene Molinelli’s areas of expertise include signal and image processing (including nucleic acid sequencing data processing), medical imaging, sensors, transducers, semiconductor fabrication, applied physics, photonics, medical devices, oceanography, applied mathematics, computer networking and computer software, including neural networks and artificial intelligence. He earned his J.D. (with high honors) from George Mason University School of Law. Prior to becoming a patent attorney, Dr. Molinelli earned a Ph.D. in physical oceanography at Columbia University, participating in fieldwork to Antarctica and above the Arctic Circle. As an oceanographer, his work won several federal Small Business Innovation Research grants and contributed to his company’s selection for Virginia’s Technology Trailblazer Award. A Martindale-Hubbell Pre-eminent attorney in patent law, he is currently a member of the American Bar Association, American Intellectual Property Law Association, Licensing Executive Society, and Association of University Technology Managers.
James C. Signor, Member
Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd.
James Signor is a U.S. patent attorney based in the Frankfurt, Germany office of Leydig, Voit & Mayer. Mr. Signor primarily focuses his practice on serving European clients in all aspects of U.S. intellectual property law. He has over 10 years of experience in drafting and prosecuting patents in diverse technologies. In addition to his strong patent prosecution practice, he works closely supporting clients in making informed business decisions and in enforcing and commercializing their IP. This has involved drafting numerous opinions on patent validity, patentability and the freedom to operate, in addition to drafting petitions for reexamination and Inter Partes Review, assisting in patent infringement litigation, counseling with respect to litigation-related matters, performing due diligence and negotiating and drafting license and joint development agreements. Mr. Signor’s practice has a particular emphasis in the mechanical, electrical and computer fields.