Lydia A. Scarpelli
Patent Agent
Overview

“Clients want value in their patent portfolio. Day-to-day, that is the thing I strive for.”

Inventors across a wide range of disciplines count on Lydia Scarpelli to manage the patent process efficiently and successfully. An electrical engineer with years of experience in the communications sector, Lydia provides technical experience and deep understanding of patent prosecution to her many clients.

With nine years of experience in patent prosecution, Lydia brings a single-minded focus and a forward-thinking approach to the challenges that arise throughout the patent process. She helps her clients and their attorneys make decisions that create optimum value in their patent portfolios. She is adept at drafting patent applications and highly experienced in overcoming legal hurdles confronted during prosecution.

Increasingly, Lydia has become involved with prosecution in foreign countries. Whether seeking a domestic or overseas patent, she balances technical competency with prosecution experience for the benefit of her clients.

Practice Groups
Education
  • M.S., Electrical Engineering
    Illinois Institute of Technology, 1997
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering
    Northern Illinois University, 1990
  • B.F.A.
    Northern Illinois University, 1982
Bar Admissions
  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
Area of Focus
Technical Background
  • Analog
  • Digital
  • Semiconductors
  • Signal Processing
  • Software
Experience | Overview
  • Advises clients with regard to patent prosecution in the electrical and mechanical arts, applied physics, software, and business methods.

  • Has prepared and prosecuted patents in a variety of technologies including wireless and wire line networks, computer systems, handheld devices, communications chips, geo-location, intelligent antennas devices, electromagnetic systems, nano-scale atomic force microscopy, high speed gaming, set-top-box devices, HD video processing, 3D video processing, 3D glasses, motion compensated and spatial pixel processing including noise reduction, de-interlacing, SOC devices, computer systems security, digital rights management, web interface systems and Ethernet systems.
  • Lydia focuses on both domestic and foreign prosecution, with experience as managing counsel in Canada, China, Japan, Europe, Brazil and Australia.

  • She served as a systems engineer at Lucent Technologies, earning the Bell Laboratories President’s Gold Award for Innovation, Technical Excellence and Business Impact. She also worked as cellular radio engineer at Ameritech Cellular and began her career as a research and development assistant at Fermilab National Accelerator.

Experience | Legal
McAndrews, Held and Malloy, Chicago, Illinois
Technology Specialist, March 2007 - January 2012
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