This past month I spent many hours helping a friend with his mechanical design patent application. My impression is that patent examiners are looking for ways to reject applications and great care is required to satisfy their detailed demands at each stage of the rejection and reply process. I now have roughly fifty years of experience serving as expert witness in patent and trade mark litigation in in Federal courts around the Midwest. Also this month a law firm which I assisted in a personal injury defense case notified me that they were successful in mediation.

On May 27 my wife and I started a European vacation which included three days in England, two days in Paris, and nearly a week in Normandy. The D-Day tour was conducted by two French guides with excellent knowledge of the details of the invasion. The US National WWII Museum in New Orleans offered the trip at quite reasonable cost, and I strongly recommend it.

Please contact me at 773-239-3514 if you would like more information on these matters or on references who can describe services I have rendered in the past.