Dr. Demchick has over three decades of research experience in industrial, academic, and governmental settings. He has done diverse consulting and published articles in prestigious journals. He is an award-winning educator. Dr. Demchick met the rigorous requirements for admission to practice in patent matters before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
. These requirements included passing the patent bar examination. Handling patent matters before the patent office is highly specialized and "regular lawyers" are not permitted to represent clients before the USPTO on patent matters. Proper handling of patent applications and related matters requires the unusual combination of technical and legal knowledge. Dr. Demchick brings his expertise, energy, experience, and talent to helping clients obtain patent protection for their inventions.
He works with inventors from around the world. Over half of his clients are in the United States.
At Drexel University
, he earned a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Chemistry. At Indiana University (Bloomington)
, he earned a Masters of Arts (M.A.) in Biology and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Microbiology.
Dr. Demchick has clients make a donation to Oxfam
or the Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society instead of paying him
Although his recognition as a Registered Patent Agent permits him to represent others in all patent matters before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Dr. Demchick limits his practice to patent matters involving inventions for which he is confident that his expertise will allow him to serve his client well. He will gladly discuss whether he is comfortable handling cases involving inventions in a particular field. He will err on the side of declining cases if he has uncertainty about his ability to do what is needed in the case.
Given his commitments are and educator and researcher, Dr. Demchick limits the number of patent cases he receives so that he can be certain to give each matter the energy and attention it deserves.
Dr. Demchick prepares and files non-provisional (regular) patent applications and provisional patent applications. He prepares and files utility patent applications and design patent applications. He prepares and files U.S. patent applications and international patent applications under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT). He prepares and files applications to enter the U.S. National Phase for inventions for which international patent applications (PCT) were already filed. One of the matters he discusses with each client or potential client is which type of application(s) best meets that client's needs. He usually does a patent search as part of the preparation of a patent application. He discusses the value of patent searching with each inventor before agreeing to prepare a patent application for that inventor.
Dr. Demchick does not represent clients in court. However, he refers clients to a patent attorney who does represent others in court, if it appears likely that patent related representation in court is appropriate.
Although Dr. Demchick lives in New Zealand, please note that he is not a New Zealand patent attorney and does not represent others in matters before the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand.