Charles J. Gross

Patent Agent

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  • James Madison University, MBA, 1992
  • Ohio University, BS, Computer Science and Chemistry, 1975
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Member, National Association of Patent Practitioners

Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association

Board Member, Piedmont Virginia Community College, 1997-2008

Chuck is a registered patent agent (not a lawyer) who focuses on patent law matters before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, including patentability opinions, and preparation and prosecution of applications, amendments and other PTO filings. He also provides technical analyses regarding patent issues in support of litigation, licensing, opinion work, and assists in patent due diligence analysis. He has significant experience preparing original U.S. patent and foreign applications across a wide range of technologies. Chuck has extensive industry experience in electrical, mechanical and software development, as prior head of a corporate R&D group.

Prior to joining McGuireWoods, Chuck spent more than 25 years in high-tech R&D management positions with several international engineering and R&D organizations including ITT Corporation, NCR Corporation, and Siemens Corporation. He has led design teams in producing innovative products for the communications industry. His last engineering position was vice president of engineering. Some product lines he developed include voice-over-IP (VOIP), digital carrier-class switches, PBXs, smart phones, key systems, wireless and cellular communications, fiber optic communications, voice mail, software applications, and networked switching systems. Over the years, he has organized several engineering teams, managed and defended corporate IP assets, and established joint collaborative R&D projects with world class companies and universities (e.g., the University of Virginia). He has led classified technical development programs for the U.S. government, and has held top secret clearances. He is also an inventor who has patents granted.

Charles Gross
T: +1 434 980 2229F: +1 703 712 5050Court Square Building
310 Fourth Street, N.E.
Suite 300
Charlottesville, VA 22902-1288

Verizon Services Corp. v. Vonage ($58 million jury award) - provided in-depth technical analysis and support involving network communications, especially Session Initiated Protocol (SIP) and Voice-over-Internet Protocol (VOIP).

In-depth technical analysis and support to defend a Fortune 500 client against asserted Ronald A. Katz (RAKTL) patent portfolio (extensive call center related patent portfolio).

Technical analysis support to determine assertion potential of a patent portfolio regarding Student Account computer based systems.

Prosecution and Counseling Technologies

3G signaling and messaging

Aircraft communications and confirmation systems

Biometrics for security control

Building forms and construction techniques

CDMA signaling optimization

CDMA startup optimization

Charging circuitry

Computer Centric Control Systems for Communications, Financial, and Medical Systems

Computer printers and features

Computer Telephony Integration (CTI)

Convergence of PBX user features with cell and wireless networks

Encryption applications and methods

Exercise equipment

Horse products and related manufacturing processes

Information vaults and systems

Internet business transactional systems

Internet Protocols and Architectures including Voice, Data, Security, Encryption, Routing and Performance Aspects

Manufacturing and Process Control Systems

Mechanical construction machinery

Medical devices, e.g., catheters, trocars, and devices to precisely deliver controlled dosages of radiation and devices to measure radiation dosages in vivo

Software Architectures and Process Control Systems and Methods including Various Software Language and Database Innovations

Speech Recognition and Voice Processing Systems and Equipment

TDM and VOIP convergence

Technical analysis of CDMA products for non-infringement purposes

Telecommunication Systems and Protocols including Wireless Architectures and Features

Traffic control systems