Rodney E. Haven


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The University of Akron Law School, J.D. (2006)

The University of Akron, M.S.E.E. (1995)

The Ohio State University, B.S.E.E. (1988)

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United States Patent and Trademark Office


As a member of Walter | Haverfield’s Intellectual Property Group, Rodney has more than 15 years of experience drafting and prosecuting applications for patent procurement, crafting patentability searches, formulating infringement analysis, providing litigation support, claim construction and other intellectual property-related projects. Prior to Walter | Haverfield, he worked for U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the U.S. Army Material Contracting Command (ACC), and the Tank-Automatic and Armaments Command (TACOM). A former U.S. Navy officer, Rodney is also an electrical design engineer who worked at Intel, Compaq Computer, Cisco Systems, and Ohio Edison.

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  • Examined patent applications for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
  • Prepared and prosecuted patent applications for the U.S. Army.
  • Applied government contracting intellectual property law and data rights law as specified in the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FARs) and the Department of Defense FARs (DFARs).
  • Prepared and prosecuted hundreds of patent applications in the electrical (including computer hardware and software, crypto currency/blockchain/smart contract, and artificial intelligence) and mechanical arts as well as many other different technology fields.
  • Performed trademark prosecution and litigation including trade dress infringement analysis.
  • Designed ASIC general purpose processors for wireless networks as well as other chips with a variety of cipher and hash functions.
  • Designed super computer microprocessors (Alpha Processors) including deep sub-micron silicon on insulator design of a memory control portion of a next generation Alpha microprocessor.
  • Designed the 400,000 transistors portion of the Intel Dual-Core Pentium microprocessor that provided load/store memory coherency to that processor.


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