Jack Graves is a patent agent in the firm's Intellectual Property Group. He focuses his practice as a patent engineer on assisting clients in the area of intellectual property, assisting patent practitioners with preparing and prosecuting domestic and foreign patent applications, and conducting patentability searches.
Jack's core technical background is in the field of chemical and biological engineering. Prior to his career as a patent engineer, Jack worked as an engineer at Andersen Corp. in the area of product quality. As an engineer at Andersen Corp., Jack analyzed and implemented strategies to prevent material failures of a variety of product components including: protective coatings, adhesives, and glass. Additionally, at the University of Wisconsin, Jack's active involvement in multiple design groups and research projects gave him experience in a broad range of technologies.
His technical areas of experience include:
- Transport phenomena (fluid dynamics, separations, biotransport)
- Energy (electrochemical storage, solar thermal, biofuels, photovoltaics)
- Kinetics (catalysis, reactor design)
- Polymers (processing technology, product design, composites)
- Biological science and engineering
- Manufacturing processes (system dynamics and controls, six sigma, lean manufacturing)
- Mechanical systems and devices
Education and Honors
- University of Wisconsin - Madison (B.S.)
- Degree: Chemical & Biological Engineering
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office