The George Washington University National Law Center
(J.D, with honors) – 2011
University of Florida
(B.S., Industrial & Systems Engineering, cum laude) – 2007
United States Patent and Trademark Office
American Intellectual Property Law Association
Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO)
IPO Corporate IP Management Committee Vice Chair
Virginia State Bar Association
Neil Kardos is a patent attorney specializing in preparing and prosecuting patent applications. His practice focuses on electrical and computer technologies, including telecommunications, computer hardware and software systems, computer networking, search engines, optical systems, internet hardware and software systems, e-commerce, and business methods.
Neil has spoken at the annual meeting of the Intellectual Property Owner’s Association (IPO) as part of a panel to analyze and discuss trends in corporate IP management. As part of his work on the IPO’s Corporate IP Management Committee, Neil has helped develop a benchmarking survey that assists in-house counsel in the management of their IP departments and patent portfolios.
Neil is a former Primary Patent Examiner at the United States Patent and Trademark Office, where he examined patent applications directed to computer-related technologies, operations research, e-commerce, computer software, complex network analysis, internet applications, and business methods. While working at the USPTO, Neil attended The George Washington University National Law Center, where he was a member of The George Washington Law Review.
Moderator. “STRATEGIES FOR ADDRESSING GENDER DISPARITY IN PATENTING,” 2018 Corporate IP Institute, Atlanta, GA (October 2018)
Moderator. “STRATEGIES FOR ADDRESSING GENDER DISPARITY IN PATENTING,” 2018 IPO Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL (September 2018)
Moderator. “USING IP ANALYTICS TO MANAGE YOUR PORTFOLIO, YOUR TEAMS, AND YOUR PERFORMANCE: A COMPARISON ACROSS COMPANIES AND INDUSTRIES,” 2016 Corporate Intellectual Property Institute® (CIPI), Atlanta, GA
Speaker. “TRENDS IN CORPORATE IP MANAGEMENT,” 2014 IPO Annual Meeting, Vancouver, CA
Contributor. “2017 IPO Corporate IP Benchmarking Survey,” Intellectual Property Owners Association (September 2017)
Coauthor. “Analysis of 2013 Board Decisions Regarding ‘Configured to’ Language,” Patently-O.com (Feb. 2014)
Contributor. “2013 IPO Corporate IP Benchmarking Survey,” Intellectual Property Owners Association (September 2013)