David Jackrel, PhD – Patent Agent
David Jackrel has over 10 years of professional experience as an engineer and intellectual property technical expert. He has experience developing, defending, valuing, monetizing and litigating IP, including prior art landscape analysis, application drafting, and prosecution. Additionally, he has experience in IP strategy development, IP portfolio analysis and valuation, and technical marketing of IP for sales and licensing. David’s primary technical areas of expertise include optoelectronic devices and systems, semiconductor materials and devices characterization and modeling, semiconductor processing, nanotechnology, polymeric fibers materials, and industrial gas processing.
Before entering the patent field, David was the Vice President of Research and Development at Nanosolar. In addition to managing the R&D department at Nanosolar, David also led the growth of Nanosolar’s portfolio from 50 to 100 patents, including developing U.S. and international patent strategies, managing inside and outside counsel, technical analysis for patent prosecution, and defending against a case of litigation. David was also the Sr. Director of R&D for InVisage, developing quantum dot based light sensors. David is registered to practice with the US Patent and Trademark Office.
David holds Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Materials Science and Engineering from Stanford University. His doctoral research was in the field of optoelectronic devices, particularly novel materials for solar cells and photodetectors. David continued his work at Stanford as a post-doctoral researcher, focused on nanostructured solar cells. He also holds a B.S. degree in Textiles and Apparel with a concentration in Fibers Science from Cornell University. His undergraduate honors thesis focused on the internal crystalline morphology of high-strength dragline spider silk.
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