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Joseph L. Long, J.D., P.E.

Joseph has prepared and prosecuted hundreds of patent applications for technology leaders such as Google, Microsoft, IBM, AT&T, Cisco, and Boeing as well as technology startups and various university clients. He practices before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and is also a member, in good standing, of the State Bar of Georgia.

Joseph has extensive experience in technology R&D. He has served the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) as a senior member, chair of multiple chapters, and a peer reviewer. Joseph is a State Licensed Professional Engineer and has directed or contributed to numerous engineering projects in diverse technology areas including digital and embedded systems, broadband communications, fiber optics, DSP, radar systems, networking, information security, automotive electronics, avionics, semiconductors, and digital radio. Joseph served as a member of the research faculty at the Georgia Institute of Technology for several years and he has taught college level courses in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, and Physics. He has provided engineering services to technology startups, Fortune 500 companies, NASA, various other government agencies, and research laboratories.

Joseph earned a B.S. in Engineering & Applied Science from Caltech and then an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of South Florida. Joseph later studied at Georgia Tech where he earned a Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship and conducted Ph.D. research in Electrical & Computer Engineering. He also attended neighboring Georgia State University earning both an M.B.A. from the College of Business and a Juris Doctorate from the College of Law.


Ralph E. Warmack, Ph.D.

Dr. Warmack is admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. His technical experience includes data acquisition systems, scientific data processing and analysis, pattern recognition, artificial intelligence, personal computing, high performance computing, and semiconductor technologies. He is a named inventor on fourteen U.S. and foreign patents.

At IBM, Ralph was Worldwide Principal for Blue Gene supercomputers, led Linux and Cloud deployment revolutions among IBM’s industrial customers, managed microelectronics sales and marketing, and contributing to development of Before joining IBM, Ralph held geophysical research positions at Atlantic Richfield and Amoco (both now British Petroleum) and managed R&D at AMF Geospace. He also held marketing and engineering management positions at VLSI Technology (now NXP Semiconductors) and Tandy Electronics (now RadioShack).

Ralph holds BS, MS and PhD degrees, all in Electrical Engineering, from the University of Missouri, Rice University and the University of Tennessee, respectively. He has also completed an executive management program at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. As an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Tulsa, Ralph has taught statistics, linear programming, and operations research. He is a Registered Professional Engineer (retired), a Life Senior Member of the IEEE and a member of Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu, and Sigma Xi.

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Our Associate Patent Agents and Patent Engineers generally hold advanced degrees in Engineering or Science, have served as USPTO Patent Examiners, and have significant professional experience in areas such as electronics, communications, software, computing systems, materials, medical devices, and healthcare technology. These professionals leverage broad technical expertise to perform patent related research, prepare patent applications, and prosecute applications before the USPTO.