KANSAS CITY, MO—Am Law 100 firm Polsinelli is pleased to announce the addition of veteran attorney Michael H. Longmeyer as Shareholder, along with associates Derk A. Westermeyer, Bennett C. David, Kevin R. Davis and Lisa M. Schreihart, to the firm’s quickly growing Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Patent Prosecution Group. The attorneys will be based out of different offices across the country.
Joining the St. Louis office as Shareholder, Michael H. Longmeyer has served clients in a diverse array of industries including turbomachinery, computer-implemented financial technology, aircraft and space systems, automatic control systems, electronic gaming technology, electric motors and airport security systems. He has also represented clients in a wide range of litigation involving patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and supply and licensing contracts.
Derk A. Westermeyer joins the Seattle office, focusing his practice on a wide variety of intellectual property matters with an emphasis in mechanical engineering and patent prosecution. Westermeyer drafts patent applications, prepares response strategies, drafts responses to domestic and foreign office actions, and develops claim strategies.
Bennett C. David brings a unique approach to his practice in the Raleigh office, given his diverse background and experience in the areas of engineering, technology, and law. His practice includes patent preparation and prosecution in computer, electrical, and mechanical technologies. His experience also includes wireless technologies (e.g., 3GPP LTE Standard), High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC), wearable technology, flash memory, cloud computing, microprocessor architecture, and software system architecture.
Kevin R. Davis joins the Los Angeles office, having worked on the complex issues facing software, electrical engineering and other high-tech industries. Davis counsels clients in a wide range of intellectual property matters with an emphasis in patent preparation and prosecution, electrical engineering and computer science.
Lisa M. Schreihart brings more than 20 years of experience in engineering and work as a patent examiner with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to helping clients obtain strong patents that protect their intellectual property. Schreihart’s engineering work primarily focused on advanced RF communications and software-defined radios for military avionics, including the Joint Strike Fighter (F-35) program. During her time with USPTO, she focused on blockchain, digital signal processing, cryptography and other technologies such as augmented reality and artificial intelligence. Joining the Washington, D.C. office, Schreihart’s practice focuses on prosecution in the software and electronic arts.