Our People

Mitchell W. Shapiro

Principal | Registered Patent Attorney | Attorney at Law
Direct Line: 202-921-7401
Email: mshapiro@SGPatents.com

Education

  • University of Maryland
    • Juris Doctor
    • Order of the Coif
  • Johns Hopkins University
    • Bachelor of Engineering Science in electrical engineering with honors
    • Phi Beta Kappa
    • Tau Beta Pi
    • Eta Kappa Nu

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office

Organizations / Affiliations

  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Mitchell “Mitch” Shapiro is a founding Principal of SGP. Mitch’s practice focuses on domestic and foreign patent prosecution, reissue and reexamination, strategic patent counseling, patent opinions, and due diligence.

As a third-generation patent attorney, Mitch has successfully prosecuted thousands of patent applications. He possesses an encyclopedic knowledge of patent prosecution and an ability to quickly understand a vast range of technologies. Serving clients worldwide, Mitch’s prosecution experience spans numerous fields, including semiconductor devices and manufacturing, automotive components and systems, optical components and systems and image processing, medical and surgical devices, analytical instruments, manufacturing systems, product packaging and shipping containers, heavy construction equipment, railway technologies, nanotechnology, industrial chemistry and foodstuffs, as well as many others. His prosecution efforts have significantly enhanced the commercial positions of his clients and have resulted in millions of dollars in licensing royalties.

While attending law school, Mitch worked full time as an electrical engineer for Baltimore Gas and Electric Co.

Mitch’s attention to detail, clear legal reasoning, and breadth of technical and patent prosecution knowledge attracts high tech clients who trust him with their most important patent applications.

Animal Welfare
Since the passing of their beloved Jack Russell terrier, Sadie, Mitch and his wife, Bonnie, have spent their weekends volunteering at the Fairfax County Animal Shelter. They have also rehabilitated and fostered several dogs from the shelter, including Hope.

Otilia Gabor

Principal | Registered Patent Attorney | Attorney at Law
Direct Line: 202-921-7402
Email: ogabor@SGPatents.com

Education

  • American University
    • Washington College of Law, Juris Doctor
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst
    • Master of Science in physics
  • Central Connecticut State University
    • Bachelor of Science in physics (minor in mathematics)
    • Cum Laude

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • District of Columbia
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office

Organizations / Affiliations

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)

Otilia Gabor is a founding Principal of SGP. Otilia’s practice focuses on drafting utility patent applications, foreign and domestic patent prosecution, strategic patent counseling, reissue and re-examinations, patent validity and infringement opinions, and patent due diligence.

Otilia is a multi-lingual patent attorney with profound knowledge and experience with a variety of this field’s concepts, practices, and procedures. Her strong interest in science and technology coupled with her excellent analytical skills provide a solid foundation for high tech clients to trust their technologically complex patent applications in her care. Having worked as a patent examiner at the USPTO, as well as a patent attorney in private practice, Otilia brings her vast expertise on both sides of the prosecution process to bear for her clients.

Before engaging in private practice, Otilia worked for seven years at the USPTO as a patent examiner reviewing patent applications in the field of invisible radiation detection, in particular, infrared imaging, medical imaging, and UV detection. She also spent time as an extern at the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (BPAI), the precursor to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).

As a patent attorney, Otilia has represented companies at all stages of patent prosecution. Unlike many of her counterparts in the patent field, Otilia has unique expertise in many other facets of practice at the USPTO, including interferences and re-examinations, and Office of Enrollment and Discipline (OED) proceedings.

Otilia’s prosecution experience spans a vast range of technologies including semiconductor devices and manufacturing, mechanical, electrical, and optical systems and devices, image processing, medical and surgical devices, cancer treatment systems, manufacturing systems and processes, product packaging, nanotechnology, heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems, sensor design and sensor systems, and software applications.

Animal Welfare
Together with her mom, Otilia is responsible for housing and caring for dozens of cats over the years. But the center of her world remains Avi Baby, Téa and Jaguar.

George Swenson, Jr.

Of Counsel | Registered Patent Attorney | Attorney at Law
Direct Line: 202-921-7403
Email: gswenson@SGPatents.com

Education

  • George Washington University
    • Juris Doctor
  • Loyola University Chicago
    • PhD in chemistry

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Minnesota
  • Pennsylvania
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office

George Swenson is an experienced patent whose practice focuses on domestic and foreign patent prosecution, strategic patent counseling, patent opinions, and due diligence.

Before engaging in private practice, George worked for a number of years as an industrial research chemist.

George has handled technologies including, among many others, pharmaceuticals, analytical instruments, semiconductor devices and manufacturing, industrial chemistry, polymers, medical devices, prosthetic implants, and mechanical and electro-mechanical devices and systems.

Contact Us

SGPatents PLLC
1701 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Suite 200
Washington, DC 20006

Main: 202-921-7400
Fax: 202-921-7409
Email: info@SGPatents.com

Careers

We are always open to meeting talented, hard-working professionals that are interested in joining our dynamic team. Please send your resume and cover letter to info@SGPatents.com.

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