Jeffrey Mintzes became a patent agent in 2005. His practice encompasses patent application drafting and prosecution, performance, and analysis of freedom-to-operate and invalidity searches in the fields of biomedical, computer, electrical, and mechanical engineering.
Before joining Weiss & Arons, Jeffrey spent 14 years in-house managing intellectual property portfolios. At Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) he managed patent prosecution and portfolio maintenance for a sizable portfolio of software patents. At Pulmatrix, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, he managed IP strategy, new patent applications, patent prosecution, patent searching, and IP diligence.
Prior to becoming a patent agent, Jeffrey worked as a research scientist. While working toward his Honors Bachelor of Chemical Engineering degree at Penn State, Jeffrey joined a lab that would later evolve into the start-up company AIR and then Alkermes, Inc. Jeffrey continued to work at Alkermes for 4 years applying his undergraduate thesis for his honors degree which focused on optimizing the manufacturing of respiratory drug delivery formulations.
Jeffrey’s experiences give him insight into the important ways patents contribute to an organization’s mission, ranging from start-ups and mid-sized biopharmaceutical companies to large corporations and research institutions.