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TRICIA BRZOSTOWICZ, Registered Patent Agent

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
Registered Patent Agent with a patent services practice, patented and published scientist with experience in patent preparation at a Fortune 100 chemical company legal.
LEGAL EXPERIENCE
Patent Law Offices of Rick Martin, P.C.
Patent Agent & Legal Support Services, October 2012-present
Superior Patent Group, LLC
Principal & Owner, July 2012-present

  • Perform patentability assessments & patent searches
  • Drafting, filing, and prosecution of client applications
  • Educate clients on intellectual property protection
Contracting Agent, March 2012-present
  • Patentability assessments & patent searches
  • Prepare patent applications
  • Draft responses and amend applications for USPTO Office Actions
DuPont Legal Services
Patent Liaison, 2001- 2002

  • Managed docket for inter- and intra-company research teams
  • Wrote and prepared application documents
  • ?Worked closely with patent lawyers and scientist to ensure proper IP protection
  • Performed patent and freedom to operate searches & analyses
  • Responded to Office Actions
  • Facilitated collaboration agreements
DuPont Central Research and Development
Biochemical Sciences and Engineering, Microbial and Industrial Biotechnology

Staff Scientist, 1997- 2001

  • ?Inventor and author of 7 issued patents and 4 scientific publications.
  • Planning and execution of research program yielding novel genes for high value compound production
  • Responsible for oral and written research reviews to upper management
Bionomics Laboratory, Marietta, GA
Chemical Analyst & Sample Prep Technician, 1991-1995
EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS
USPTO Registered Patent Agent, October 2011

M.S. Microbiology, University of Georgia, 1997
Publication & research thesis under the direction of Dr. Ellen Neidle

B.S. Biology, magna cum laude ,   Georgia State University, 1994

PATENTS
7,105,296 Genes encoding Baeyer-Villiger monooxygenases
September 12, 2006
Inventors: Bramucci; Michael G., Brzostowicz; Patricia C., Kostichka; Kristy N, Nagarajan; Vasantha, Rouviere; Pierre E., Thomas; Stuart M.7,087,403 Biological production of tetradehydrolycopene
August 8, 2006
Inventors: Brzostowicz; Patricia C., Rouviere; Pierre E., Pollak; Dana M. Walters

7,034,140 Genes involved in isoprenoid compound production
April 25, 2006
Inventors: Bramucci; Michael G., Brzostowicz; Patricia C., Cheng; Qiong, Kostichka; Kristy N, Rouviere; Pierre E., Nagarajan; Vasantha, Tao; Luan, Thomas; Stuart M.

6,969,595 Carotenoid production from a single carbon substrate
November 29, 2005
Inventors: Brzostowicz; Patricia C., Cheng; Qiong, DiCosimo; Deana, Koffas; Mattheos, Miller; Edward S., Odom; James M., Picataggio; Stephen K., Rouviere; Pierre E.

6,790,645 Oxidation of a cyclohexanone derivative using a brevibacterium cyclohexanone monooxygenase
September 14, 2004
Inventors: Brzostowicz; Patricia C., Rouviere; Pierre E.

6,465,224 Oxidation of a cyclohexanone derivative using a Brevibacterium cyclohexanone monooxygenase
October 15, 2002
Inventors: Brzostowicz; Patricia C., Rouviere; Pierre E.

6,365,376 Genes and enzymes for the production of adipic acid intermediates
April 2, 2002
Inventors: Brzostowicz; Patricia C., Rouviere; Pierre E

 PUBLICATIONS
Proposed involvement of a soluble methane monoxygenase homologue in the cyclohexane-dependent growth of a new Brachymonas species.  Brzostowicz PC, Walters DM, Jackson RE, Halsey KH, Ni H, Rouvière PE.  Environ Microbiol. 2005 Feb;7(2):179-90.

Transcriptional cross-regulation of the catechol and protocatechuate brancnes of the beta-ketoadipate pathway contributes to carbon source-dependent expression of the Acinetobacter sp. strain ADP1 pobA gene.   Brzostowicz PC, Reams AB, Clark TJ, Neidle EL.  Appl Environ Microbiol. 2003 Mar;69(3):1598-606.

MRNA differential display in a microbial enrichment culture:  simultaneous identification of three cyclohexanone monooxygenases from three species.  Brzostowicz PC, Walters DM, Thomas SM, Nagarajan V, Rouvière PE.  Appl Environ Microbiol. 2003 Jan;69(1):334-42.

Identification of two gene clusters involved in cyclohexanone oxidation in Brevibacterium epidermidis strain HCU.  Brzostowicz PC, Blasko MS, Rouvière PE.  Appl Microbiol Biotechnol. 2002 May;58(6):781-9. Epub 2002 Mar 27.

Simultaneous identification of two cyclohexanone oxidation genes from an environmental Brevibacterium isolate during mRNA differential display.  Brzostowicz PC, Gibson KL, Thomas SM, Blasko MS, Rouvière PE.  J Bacteriol. 2000 Aug;182(15):4241-8.

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