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Gwendolyn Driggers, Experienced Patent Prosecutor and Former USPTO Patent Examiner, Joins Adams and Reese’s Global Intellectual Property Team

October 22, 2018

Experienced patent prosecutor Gwendolyn Driggers has joined the firm’s Global Intellectual Property practice and New Orleans office as an associate.

A former Patent Examiner with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and experienced patent prosecutor, Driggers works with clients on intellectual property matters in the U.S. and internationally. She has prosecuted technologies such as mechanical systems, electromechanical systems, compositions, software operation methods and control systems for motorcycles, ATVs, snowmobiles, watercraft, manufacturing facilities, manufacturing equipment, liquid-crystal displays (LCDs), multi-function printers, blood pressure equipment, optical coherence tomography equipment, photo sensor units, optical lenses, batteries and organic light-emitting diodes.

In addition to her patent prosecution experience, Driggers has prepared opinions on patent validity and infringement. She draws upon her knowledge of highly technical and specialized systems and processes, thanks to her background as a mechanical engineer.

From 2008 to 2015, Driggers served as a Patent Examiner with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Here, she examined patent applications in the mechanical arts.

Prior to practicing law, Driggers spent eight years as an engineer, primarily focused on applications relating to the oil and gas industry. As a facilities and mechanical engineer, she designed compressors, separators, tanks, piping systems and HVAC systems, and developed flow charts and diagrams. She also performed ventilation studies for oil and sulfur platforms.

Driggers received her LL.M. in Intellectual Property from the George Mason University School of Law in 2012 and her J.D. in Civil Law with Certificates in Common and International Law from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law in 2008. Driggers received her B.S.M.E. from the University of New Orleans in 2002.