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Gary F. Witting

The Law Firm of Gary F. Witting

5834 East Oak Street

Scottsdale, Arizona  85257

Phone:  480-947-2345

Email:   GaryFWitting_PLLC@cox.net

Cell:     602-909-2874

Gary F. Witting practices in the area of Intellectual Property.  Mr. Witting has worked for Motorola for 25 years with half of the time devoted to engineering and half of the time devoted to law.  He represents technology clients and others with regard to patents, trademarks, and copyrights. His practice also involves technology licensing and transfer, business relationships, and various kinds of contract negotiations.  Mr. Witting’s clients range from large multinationals to start-up companies and independent inventors.  Mr. Witting has lectured and presented several seminars on the various subjects of intellectual property and its business ramifications.  He is admitted to practice in the state of Arizona and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. 

Areas of Practice:

  • Licensing
  • Patents
  • Trademarks
  • Intellectual Property Assessment
  • Copyrights

 

 

Affiliations:

  • Arizona State Bar Member of the Intellectual Property law Section                                               Member and Chair of the Solo and Small Firm Section
  • Licensing Executive Society
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
Personal Webpage
http://nanoandgiga.com/~witting

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The Law Firm of Gary F. Witting
Industry
Legal Services
Profession
Law, intellectual property; patents , trademarks, copyrights and related litigation
Business Description

Gary F. Witting, P.L.L.C.

5834 East Oak Street

Scottsdale, Arizona  85257

Registered Patent Attorney

Telephone  (480) 947-2345

Cell  (602) 909-2874

GaryFWitting_PLLC@cox.net

http://nanoandgiga.com/~witting

 

 

RESUME OF GARY F. WITTING

 

5834 E. Oak Street

Office (480) 947-2345

Scottsdale, AZ  85257

Cell (602) 909-2874

 

SUMMARY

 

Extensive experience in both intellectual property and technology.  Developed management systems to provide intellectual property management, including patent prosecution, portfolio management, client counseling, and patent portfolio development and analysis.  Strategic use of intellectual property to generate revenue and set the stage for business development of new technology.

 

KEY QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • Strategic Use of Intellectual Property
  • Intellectual Property Planning
  • Contracts
  • Trademark Prosecution
  • Licensing
  • Copyright Prosecution
  • Disclosure Review
  • Negotiation
  • Patent Prosecution
  • Intellectual Property Audits
  • Patent Review
           

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

THE LAW FIRM OF GARY F. WITTING, Scottsdale, AZ

2004-

Patent Attorney/Intellectual Property Manager

Intellectual Property/Technology Law

 

  • An intellectual/technology law firm dealing at the intersection of law, technology, science, business, and art. 
  1. ·         The firm helps the entrepreneur and seasoned professional to develop, protect, and exploit their intellectual property assets.   

 

 

MOTOROLA, INC., Tempe, AZ

1979-2004

Patent Attorney/Intellectual Property Manager

Physical Science Research Laboratories (PSRL)

1998-2004

  • Established processes and management tools to implement portfolio management that provided a means to review patterns that might result in future business development opportunities.
  • Implemented management of the Intellectual property, including patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets. 
  • Wrote and prosecuted Motorola’s 2003 Semiconductor Product Sector’s Patent of the Year which has secured and is currently being licensed for large revenue streams.
  • Initiated strategic use of intellectual property to enhance present and future position in the market place by licensing out a patent portfolio involving Organic Light Emitting Devices (OLED).
  • Strategic licensing-out, licensing-in, and acquisition of technology, thereby positioned intellectual property assets for present and future market places, as well as enabling licensee(s) to join in the market.
  • Initiated and chaired organization's Patent Committee that decides patentablity and focus of patent disclosures.
  • Developed business relationships by negotiating and providing legal support services for Joint Development, Consortiums, and other business development tools so as to better position Motorola in the marketplaces of the present and in the future.

 

Registered Patent Agent, Intellectual Property Department, Scottsdale, AZ

1995-1998

  • Prosecuted patent applications which secured patent protection for Motorola’s advanced and key technologies through the Patent and Trademark Office.
  • Provided business development support to PSRL while attending law school.

 

Patent Engineer/Registered Patent Agent, Intellectual Property Department

1993-1995

  • Obtained registration as a Patent Agent to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (July 9, 1993).
  • Wrote and prosecuted some of Motorola’s most advanced and key technology patents through the PTO.
  • Areas of patent application prosecution expertise include chemical processing, optics, semiconductor device, and mechanical. 

 

Patent Engineer

1989-1993

  • Developed the capability to use the Automatic Patent Search (APS) system for evaluation of several factors such as relative worth among Motorola’s own patents, exposing possible infringers of Semiconductor Product Sector patents, and prior art searches using the same data base that the patent examiners use at the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
  • Identified patentable inventions, identifying possible infringers, and developing defensive strategies.

 

Process Engineer, Very High Speed Integrated Circuit (VHSIC) Submicron Development Group

1984-1989

  • Researched and developed production worthy deposition processes using an Applied Material 5000 Chemical Vapor Deposition system for fabricating integrated circuits.
  • Researched and developed a production worth trench etches process for submicron bipolar VHSIC products.
  • Researched and developed the first optical photolithographic process for submicron features.
  • Researched and developed a selective tungsten deposition process for vias with depths ranging from 0.4u to 20.0.u. 

 

Principal Engineer, MOS5, Dram and MPU Manufacturing Facility, Mesa, AZ

1979-1984

  • In charge of a three shift operation, engineering and production, of pre-nitride oxidation/Low Pressure Chemical Vapor Deposition (LPCVD) nitride sandwich structure while increasing capacity by over 90 percent and reducing particles by over 90 percent.
  • Increased process yields of the previously mentioned sandwich structure from 69 percent to over 90 percent.
  • Developed a wafer to wafer inspection system.
  • Developed and provided a low phosphors containing film suitable for dielectric layer in Very Large Scaled Integrated Circuit (VLSIC) fabrication.
  • Developed a plasma metal etch process for patterning metal lines for VLSICs. 
  • Developed a sloped electrical contact for manufacturing VLSICs.

 

 

BARROW NEUROLOGIC INSTITUTE, Phoenix, AZ

1972-1977

Research Associate

 

  • Designed and conducted independent experiments on immunological effects of morphine dependency.
  • Designed and managed experimental programs involving basic mechanisms of suppressor cell function, as well as their relation to hypersensitivity.
  • Conducted experiments relating to pharmacological behavioral psychology. 

 

EDUCATION

 

Juris Doctorate, Franklin Pierce Law Center

Bachelor's of Science, Arizona State University

Associated of Arts, Scottsdale Community College

 

 

 

ASSOCIATIONS

 

Member of the Arizona State Bar Association

Chair of the Small Firm and Solo Practitioners Section of the Arizona State Bar

Member of the Arizona Patent Law Association

Member of Licensing Executive Society

Member of the American Intellectual Property Lawyers Association

Member of the Advisory Board for Nano and Giga Challenges 2007

 

LICENSES

 

Licensed to practice law before the United States Patent and Trademark Office

Licensed to practice law before the Arizona State Court System

Licensed to practice law before the United States District Court for the District of Arizona

 

 

PUBLICATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

 

 

Presented Intellectual Property Seminar to Solo Practitioner and Small Firm/Arizona State Bar Association INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY FOR THE NON-INTELLECTUAL Covering the basics of Intellectual Property for a Solo Practitioner and the Small Firm.  (2010)

 

Presented Intellectual Property Seminar to Technology Business Accelerator at SkySong/Arizona State University -- A Brief Tutorial on Intellectual Property Covering the basics of Intellectual Property for a small business and an interactive comparison with Mexican intellectual property law.  (2009)

 

Presented Intellectual Property Seminar to Society of Women Engineers – Where in the Heck do Those Patent Disclosures Go?  (2009)

 

Presented Intellectual Property Seminar to StealthMode Partners – A Brief Tutorial on Intellectual Property Covering the basics of Intellectual Property for a small business.  (2008)

 

Quoted in The Arizona Business Journal, Battle erupts over proposed patent changes, www.azcentral.com/business/articles/1120biz-patentreform1121.html

 

Presented Intellectual Property Seminar to Arizona Small Business Association (StealthMode Partners – Covering the basics of Intellectual Property for a small business. 

 

Panelist, “The Power of Licensing – A panel discussion”, The Indus Entrepreneurs (TIE), 2007

 

Quoted in Environmental Health Perspectives. http://www.ehponline.org/members/2006/114-12/innovations.html

 

Nano and Giga Challenges 2007 – Member of the Advisory Board.  http://asdn.net/ngc2007/organizers.shtml

            Co-chairman for Business Session: Challenges and Opportunities of Nanotechnology. 

 

Letter in response to: IS IP SAFE IN CHINA published in Electronic Business

http://www.reed-electronics.com/eb-mag/article/CA386092?industryid=2119

 

Presented an Intellectual Property Seminar entitled “The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly about Patent Prosecution” to the general public.  10/2008

 

Presented an Intellectual Property Seminar to Thunderbird – The Gravin International School of Management

 

Presented A Brief Tutorial on Intellectual Property to the Phoenix Area Consultants Network (PACN) chapter of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

 

 

KODAK MICRO ELECTRONIC SYMPOSIUM 1987

A Manufacturable 0.5-micron optical lithography process.

 

Experimental allergic encephalomyelitis: Modulation by intraventricular injection of myelin basic protein, Experimental Neurology, Volume 61, Issue 3, 15 September 1978, Pages 527-536

 

 

ISSUED PATENTS TO

Gary Witting

 

Title

Patent Number

Self-aligned Transistor Method

4,728,606

Selective Metal Deposition Process

4,853,347

Optical Reading Head with Angled Array

5,349,210

Optical Reading Head with Angled Array

5,466,633

Method for Making Optical Interface Unit with Detachable Photonic Device

5,522,002

Electronic Book

5,534,888

Optical Interface Unit with Detachable Photonic Device

5,625,732

Integrated Light Emitting Device

5,546,413

 

 

A SAMPLE OF PATENTS PROSECUTED BEFORE

THE PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE

 

 

Patent Number

Title

1

5,164,093

Apparatus and method for removing Metalic contamination from fluids using silicon beads

2

5,149,674

Method for making a planar Multi-layer metal bonding pad

3

5,170,448

Optical waveguide apparatus and method for partially collecting light

4

5,273,850

Chromeless phase-shift mask and method for making

5

5,229,305

Method for making intrinsic gettering sites in bonded substrates

6

5,138,237

A field emission electron device employing a modulatable diamond semiconductor emitter

7

5,313,545

Molded waveguide with unitary cladding region and method of making

8

5,369,529

Reflective optoelectronic interface device and method of making

9

5,265,184

Molded waveguide and method for making same

10

5,164,328

Method of bump bonding and sealing an accelerometer chip onto an integrated circuit chip

11

5,068,007

Etching of materials in an noncorrosive environment

12

5,045,908

Vertical and laterally illuminated P-I-N photodiode

13

5,080,933

Selective deposition of polycrystalline silicon

14

5,131,968

Gradient chuck method for wafer bonding employing a convex pressure

15

5,034,092

Plasma etching of semiconductor substrates

16

5,209,117

Tapered cantilever beam for sensors

17

5,233,861

Apparatus and method for in situ calibration of metering device

18

5,187,347

Susceptor electrode and method for making same

19

5,146,416

Method and apparatus for accurately measuring thickness of a semiconductor die bonding material

20

5,116,460

Method for selectively etching a feature

21

5,230,184

Distributed polishing head

22

5,116,461

Method for fabricating an angled diffraction grating

23

5,256,888

Transistor device apparatus employing free-space electron emission from a diamond material surface

24

5,249,245

Optoelectronic mount including flexible substrate and method for making same

25

5,276,754

Optoelectronic mount and method for making

26

5,337,397

Optical coupling device and method for making

27

5,242,103

Pivotal wire bonding stage and method of use

28

5,309,537

Optoelectronic coupling device and method of making

29

5,325,451

Modular optical waveguide and method for making

30

5,317,587

VCSEL with separate control of current distribution and optical mode

31

5,337,391

Optoelectronic sub-module and method of making same

32

5,319,192

Wavelength discriminable optical signal detector insensitive to variation in optic signal intensity

33

5,661,075

Method of making a VCSEL with passivation

34

5,650,356

Method for reducing corrosion in openings on a semiconductor wafer

35

5,636,298

Coalescing optical module and method for making

36

5,625,732

Optical interface unit with detachable photonic device

37

5,604,640

Business card scanner and method of use

38

5,590,239

Planar uniform heating surface with additional circumscribing ring

39

5,578,906

Field emission device with transient current source

40

5,574,744

Optical coupler

41

5,555,341

Waveguide with an electrically conductive channel

42

5,552,247

Method for patterning an X-ray master mask

43

5,550,941

Optoelectronic interface module

44

5,547,898

Method for p-doping of a light-emitting device

45

5,546,413

Integrated light emitting device

46

5,545,359

Method of making a plastic molded optoelectronic interface

47

5,539,200

Integrated optoelectronic substrate

48

5,534,888

Electronic book

49

5,530,715

Vertical cavity surface emitting laser having continuous grading

50

5,522,002

Method for making optical interface unit with detachable photonic device

51

5,521,992

Molded optical interconnect

52

5,517,348

Voltage controlled transparent layer for a bi-directional device

53

5,511,138

Interlocking waveguide and method of making

54

5,500,914

Optical interconnect unit and method or making

55

5,482,891

VCSEL with an integrated heat sink and method of making

56

5,482,658

Method of making an optoelectronic interface module

57

5,468,656

Method of making a VCSEL

58

5,468,582

Fused optical layer and method of making

59

5,466,633

Optical reading head and method for making same

60

5,453,401

Method for reducing corrosion of a metal surface containing at least

    aluminum and copper

61

5,452,387

Coaxial optoelectronic mount and method of making same

62

5,449,435

Field emission device and method of making the same

63

5,446,814

Molded reflective optical waveguide

64

5,444,289

Vertical and lateral isolation for a semiconductor device

65

5,439,753

Electron emissive film

66

5,437,092

Method of making contact areas on an optical waveguide

67

5,430,348

Inversion mode diamond electron source

68

5,428,704

Optoelectronic interface and method of making

69

5,416,870

Optoelectronic interface device and method with reflective surface

70

5,400,423

Molded star coupler and method of making same

71

5,390,275

Molded waveguide and method for making same

72

5,389,569

Vertical and lateral isolation for a semiconductor device

73

5,384,873

Optical interface unit and method of making

74

5,369,529

Reflective optoelectronic interface device and method of making

75

5,349,210

Optical reading head with angled array

76

5,345,530

Molded waveguide and method for making same

77

5,345,524

Optoelectronic transceiver sub-module and method for making

78

5,337,397

Optical coupling device and method for making

79

5,337,391

Optoelectronic sub-module and method of making same

80

5,325,451

Modular optical waveguide and method for making

81

5,319,192

Wavelength discriminable optical signal detector insensitive to variations in

    optical signal intensity

82

5,313,545

Molded waveguide with a unitary cladding region and method of making

83

5,313,140

Field emission device with integral charge storage element and method for

    operation

84

5,309,537

Optoelectronic coupling device and method of making

85

5,287,002

Planar multi-layer metal bonding pad

86

5,286,581

Phase-shift mask and method for making

87

5,282,071

Contact areas on an optical waveguide and method of making

88

5,276,754

Optoelectronic mount and method for making

89

5,273,850

Chromeless phase-shift mask and method for making

90

5,249,245

Optoelectronic mount including flexible substrate and method for making

    same

91

5,242,103

Pivotal wire bonding stage and method of use

* Some of these patents where ghost written and other patents have been omitted.

 

 

 

Address
5834 E Oak St
City
Scottsdale
Zip
85257
Phone
(480) 947-2345

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