Team

JiNan Glasgow George
US Patent Attorney

JiNan is recognized worldwide for her expertise in Intellectual Property. She has spoken about Intellectual Property in front of the UN, and been a featured speaker at Intellectual Property conferences in India, Italy, France, South Africa, Mexico, Ghana, as well as New York City, San Francisco, and Chicago. As an inventor, entrepreneur, patent attorney and former USPTO patent examiner, JiNan’s background gives her the ability to see intellectual property from the corporate, legal services and government perspectives – a unique personal perspective not common in this industry. She is registered to practice in NC, and her technical background includes textiles,…

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Neil Barnes
US Patent Attorney

Neil helps innovators create positive impact through strategic patent portfolio development. By taking a communicative approach to understand the business context of clients’ inventions, Neil works with clients to create patent assets tailored to their business goals. Over the years Neil has drafted and prosecuted patent applications in a wide variety of technological fields, including software, high tech, mechanical, chemistry, power grid, communications, medical devices, and textiles. Neil also has experience assisting clients with patentability research, filing and prosecuting trademark applications, and drafting licensing agreements. Neil is excited by new technologies and how strategic patent asset development helps commercialize these…

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Guy Beretich
Patent Technologist, PhD

Dr. Guy Beretich is Patent Technologist for Neo IP. With a firm belief that the patent system has been an engine of progress throughout the last century, Guy seeks to further the success of technological innovation through his work in patents. Guy boasts a unique and diverse background, with degrees in Immunology (Ph.D. — North Carolina State University), Marine Biology (M.S. — University of North Carolina at Wilmington), Veterinary Sciences (B.S. — North Carolina State University) and Industrial Chemistry (B.A. — Instituto Tecnico Industriale Statale, Pordenone, Italy). As an inventor, with his broad range of industry knowledge, Guy is able…

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Kelly Gauger
Patent Attorney

Kelly helps clients develop strategic patent portfolios, and works with clients to use patent assets to further their business goals. She has a diverse educational background, with degrees in biology, chemistry, electrical engineering, and computer engineering. Kelly has experience drafting and prosecuting patent applications in a wide variety of technological fields, including software, high tech, blockchain, chemistry, power grid, communications, medical devices, and health and wellness. Kelly also has experience performing patentability research, as well as filing and prosecuting trademark applications. Admissions North Carolina State Bar United States Patent & Trademark Office Education J.D., Wake Forest University School of Law…

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John Stathis
Patent Attorney

John works with inventors to grow their businesses through the creation of strategic patent and trademark portfolios.  John graduated from Duke University with a BSE in Biomedical Engineering, having received education and experience in a wide variety of technological fields. John is committed to a vision of patents as means to grow and develop businesses and as monetization opportunities, rather than as ends in and of themselves. John enjoys working with businesses to help them protect their intellectual property and their business plans both in the United States and abroad. Admissions United States Patent & Trademark Office Education J.D., University…

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Andrew Awad
Patent Analyst

Andrew is a Patent Analyst interested in how the patent landscape informs strategies for business and innovation. Andrew is excited to see what the future holds for robotics and automation as well as advancements in the development of electric vehicles. He holds a degree in Electrical/Computer Engineering and wants to help clients develop technologies and intellectual property that can have substantial and positive impact. Education B.S.E., Electrical/Computer Engineering, Rutgers University

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Nancy Pierce
Paralegal

Nancy Pierce graduated from the University of North Carolina’s Paralegal Program and is a North Carolina Certified Paralegal. She has administrative, program and office management experience, and has worked in federal government, private, and non-profit sectors. Nancy holds a BA in English from the University of San Diego. AdmissionsNorth Carolina Certified Paralegal EducationB.A., English, University of San Diego

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