Technical Field:Electrical and Computer Engineering
Industry Expertise:Patent and Trademark Preparation and Prosecution
Carrie’s interest in patent law began when, as a young electrical engineer, she became Compaq’s first female inventor. She worked at Compaq for 9 years, doing ROM development for the ‘286 and ‘386 microprocessors, as well as the very first portable computers. After that, she began law school while also pregnant. Following law school, Carrie worked at private law firms for several years before founding her own practice. Carrie joined IIPLG in the summer of 2017.
Carrie’s practice focuses on a broad spectrum of technologies, including transistors, memories, printed circuit boards, antennas, heat sinks, cryptography, transformers, transceivers, capacitors, video technologies, interconnects, and, most recently, wireless communication protocols including WiFi, WiMAX, and 3G/4G/5G cellular standards. She has also written cases involving fuzzy logic, radiology software, ballistic protection, firearms, 3D printers, and even a hyperbaric oxygen chamber for horses.
Carrie is familiar with both United States and Patent Cooperation Treaty filings, and has worked with attorneys from around the world to assist in foreign filings for her clients. In addition to her work with Intel, Carrie has helped several small clients obtain patent as well as trademark protection.
Carrie received her B.S.E.E. and B.A.C.S. from Rice University in 1985 and her J.D. from South Texas College of Law in 1997. She is licensed to practice in the state of Texas and is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.