Derek Lightner 2018-01-31T15:20:15+00:00

Derek Lightner

US Patent Attorney

Derek Lightner

  • Dr. techn., Technische Universität Wien
    Chemical engineering
  • M.Sc., Freie Universität Berlin
    Polymer science
  • B.Sc., Stanford University
    Chemistry
  • B.A., Stanford University
    German studies
  • J.D., Santa Clara University School of Law
  • US Patent Attorney since 2005

Particular emphasis on

  • patent drafting and prosecution
  • patent infringement and validity opinions
  • designs

Particular technical expertise in

  • organic synthesis
  • polymer chemistry and processing
  • silicon chemistry and semiconductor manufacturing
  • process chemistry and chemical engineering
  • pharmaceuticals and formulations
  • coatings
  • analytical devices, reactors, and plants