Dowell & Dowell, PC



Patent Attorney



Juris Doctorate, 1979
Potomac School of Law

Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering with Chemical Engineering Minor, 1972
University of Maryland

Admissions and Qualifications:

Virginia Bar, 1983
United States Patent and Trademark Office, 1974

Professional Memberships:

American Bar Association (ABA)

Ralph joined Dowell & Dowell, P.C. in 1972 as a patent research specialist. He became a patent agent in 1974 and began writing and prosecuting patent applications. Ralph has experience in practice before the Board of Appeals and with pre-AIA Reexamination practice. He also has background in Patent litigation in the Federal Courts in both utility and design patent matters acting as both plaintiff and defense counsel. Ralph has extensive experience in IP counseling concerning both infringement and patent validity matters. Ralph has also conducted hundreds of personal interviews with patent examiners in numerous art areas. Prior to entering the field of law, Ralph was an engineering officer in the United States Army.

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