Michael A. Schierloh
903B S Rolfe St.
Arlington, VA 22204
email@example.com (703) 338-3462
Interested in opportunities to serve as a patent attorney conducting patent prosecution and/or litigation to help patent applicants and owners meet their goals. As a patent examiner in the mechanical arts I was recognized for: meticulousness in conducting prior art searches; analytical thinking; writing quality office actions; and understanding of technical issues. Through over 16 years of experience as a mechanical engineer for the United States Navy, I gained familiarity with a broad range of mechanical systems and components present in both shipboard and shore-side facilities.
Patent Prosecution Experience
09/2012 to 08/2013
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Alexandria, VA
Examined patent applications in the Refrigeration Art Class.
Family Law Attorney (part time)
02/2009 to 07/2010
Sole Practioner, Arlington, VA
Conducted factual investigation and performed legal research to determine pleading grounds and to support motions and briefs for issues arising during litigation.
Prepared pleadings, motions and discovery documents.
Argued at Court oral hearings.
01/2004 to 09/2012
CACI, Arlington, VA
Provided database search and document review support for the Department of Energy's (DOE's) Licensing Support Network (LSN.) The LSN publically disclosed documents over the internet to fulfill the document production requirements necessary for the DOE to apply for licensure of a Nuclear Waste Repository.
02/2002 to 08/2003
Peterson & Basha, PLC, Vienna, VA
Conducted research and prepared legal briefs on variety of subjects, including estate planning and fiduciary issues, corporate matters, trademark registration, federal and local regulations, immigration, tax and insurance.
Coordinated asset transfers and funding of trusts.
Drafted estate planning, like-kind exchange, and corporate documents.
The following is excerpted from a letter of recommendation written by one of the firm’s partners: “His strengths include his tremendous research ability, attention to detail, and ability to figure out almost any task presented to him. He has shown his ability to work in a wide variety of areas, including immigration, estate planning, general research, financial overviews, etc.”
07/1990 to 04/2000
Military Sealift Command (MSC), Washington, D.C.
Served as the Headquarters “type desk” engineer for several classes of ships, overseeing ship maintenance, repair and upgrades.
Reviewed requests to alter ship systems and components. This entailed conducting research and applying engineering principles to analyze the feasibility and operational benefit of the proposed alteration, compared to other potential technological solutions.
Oversaw modernization of towing machinery on four fleet tugs from technical evaluation of offers through to installation and test and evaluation; qualifying the tugs in time to meet the Navy’s towing schedule.
08/1983 to 07/1990
Ship Systems Engineering Station (NAVSSES), Philadelphia, PA
Developed operating procedures for ship systems; managing effort through process of leading teams of engineers on initial surveys of ships, writing of the procedures and later revisit to the ships to test the procedures in actual use.
Consistently met tight deadlines for developing test site procedures.