Mr. Melnick has over a decade of technical and management experience with both small and large scale information technology software and hardware companies. As a manager, Mr. Melnick gained experience in contract law, including negotiation skills and interpreting service level agreements. As a law clerk, he acquired litigation skills, including legal research and motion practice. Mr. Melnick has patent prosecution experience in a wide variety of fields, including electronics, computer systems, computing software, biotechnology, and mechanical systems. He has also worked to prevent consumer fraud while serving as an extern for the New York State Office of the Attorney General.
Admitted to New York Bar, September 2013
Registered to Practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
J.D. St. John's University School of Law, 2012
- Articles and Notes Editor - American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review
B.S., Computer Science, St. John's University, 2001
New York State Office of the Attorney General, Brooklyn, NY
Legal Extern. Assisted the Attorney General and staff in all matters including legal researching, drafting memoranda, preparing motions, and prosecution of consumer fraud cases.
Network Administrator, Database Manager, and Service Delivery Manager for various companies, including Hewlett Packard Co. Tasks included negotiating adjustments to service level agreements, managing customer agreements, monitoring contract metrics, database management, and computer hardware, software, and network maintenance.
Cabling Technician. Tasks included installing and maintaining audio, video, and fiber optic based broadcast systems for NBC/Universal.
Mr. Kroczynski is a registered patent attorney who has over 12 years of experience in the field of Patent Prosecution and Litigation with a strong background in chemistry, physics, computer science, and engineering, including artificial intelligence, data mining, telecommunications, and business practices. Mr. Kroczynski’s experience includes drafting and prosecuting patent applications in this broad range of technologies, including, neural networks, semiconductor fabrication and devices, polymers, surfactants, glass compositions and processing, catalytic materials, pollution abatement technologies, manufacturing equipment, home products, medical devices, and business practices.
Mr. Kroczynski has prepared Appeal Briefs and Ex Parte Reexamination Petitions and Briefs. He has also provided written opinions on invalidity, non-infringement, and freedom-to-operate, in these various technologies. Mr. Kroczynski has also provided litigation support for a dozen patent litigations involving telecommunications and computer hardware for fortune 100 companies.
Work and Research Experience:
Mr. Kroczynski also has twelve years of industrial experience prior to becoming a patent attorney, including mechanical design and managing a metalworking facility, metal stamping, and pharmaceutical packaging. Mr. Kroczynski conducted graduate research in surface science and thin film depositions at Brookhaven National Laboratory physics and material science departments.
New York, 2009
New Jersey, 2008
District of New Jersey 2008
United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2003
J.D., Fordham University School of Law, New York, NY, 2008
M.Eng., Chemical/Polymer Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ, 2003
M.S., Chemistry, University of Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY, 1994
B.S., Physics and Chemistry, Montclair State University, Upper Montclair, NJ, 1991
Theodosios (Theo) Kountotsis is a patent attorney with a background in Electrical Engineering and has patent experience in a wide array of technological fields. Mr. Kountotsis is experienced in all phases of patent prosecution, including intellectual property portfolio planning and management; patent application drafting and prosecution; state-of-the-art investigations; freedom to operate/right-to-use studies; patentability and infringement opinion rendering. Before joining the legal profession, Mr. Kountotsis was an electrical engineer for General Dynamics in Pittsfield, MA working on Trident submarine technology (1999-2002).
Mr. Kountotsis is skilled in a broad field of technologies including telecommunications, networking, control systems, circuits, optics, robotics, nanotechnology, electrical arts, mechanical arts, electromechanical arts, medical devices, computer software, electronic commerce, business methods, cloud computing architectures, semiconductors, memory devices, solar cells, video processing, speech and pattern recognition, and digital media.
Admitted to the Connecticut State Bar, 2008
Admitted to the New York State Bar, 2009
Registered Patent Attorney with the United Stated Patent and Trademark Office, 2003