Legal Advantage LLC: World-Class Service from a World-Class Team
Amir Ahmed, Senior Patent Analyst
Amir Ahmed is our Senior Patent Analyst with over 7 years of Patent Searching Experience at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), providing Specialized Search experience to the Patent Examining Corps.
He was a member of the Scientific and Technical Information Center (STIC), providing Search Services in numerous Art Units. Contributions included performing Searches of Genetic Sequences, both Amino Acid and Nucleic Acid comparisons on USPTO and Commercial databases. Amir has years of experience searching a wide array of subject matters including Biotechnology, Chemistry, Medical Devices, Mechanical Engineering, Business Methods, Communications, Transportation, Construction, and Manufacturing.
Amir was also of a member of several support teams, including remote support to satellite USPTO offices, inclement weather support staff, and volunteer Patent Training Academy Instructor where he lead multiple sessions focused on building successful and fruitful search strategies.
Amir has experience navigating multiple platforms including, STN, ProQuest Dialog, Dialog Classic, Scifinder, IEEE Explorer, PatBase, EAST, ESPACENET, and many more.
Alison Brubach, Account Services
Alison Brubach manages our Washington DC illustration department, and has been a member of the Legal Advantage LLC team for over 10 years.
Alison’s wide experience in all facets of the patent illustration process has contributed to the successful prosecution of thousands of patent applications.
Her experience in construction and studies in science and technology as well as work as a freelance artist aid her in managing even the most difficult
Projects. Alison is known for her meticulous attention to detail and commitment to moving the project forward, on time, and on budget.
Jeff Keenan (JK), Account Services
Jeff Keenan (JK) is located at our office in downtown Chicago. He hails from a background in digital and traditional art. He got his start working as an assistant designer for an award winning design firm outside of Chicago (LaSalle Design Group).
JK is a specialist in the field of patent illustration with a fascination for technology and science. He utilizes his artistic knowledge and experience in managing utility and design illustration projects for Legal Advantage LLC.
JK graduated with a BFA from the American Academy of Art.
Muhammad Ihsan, Account Services
Muhammad Ihsan has spent a number of years in the legal services environment. Managing and supporting various types of patent applications especially design, providing technology support for medical and electrical related inventions. He has worked alongside legal specialists that integrate intellectual property solutions for inventors, patent attorneys, SMEs and multi-national businesses.
Undertaking broad range of portfolio work has increased Ihsan’s understanding of various drafting and trademark requirements. He particularly enjoys working with new technologies that are complex yet practical in nature.
Kevin Heger, Account Services
Kevin Heger is the intermediary between the client and the company, helping to realize a vision and ultimately drive projects to fruition. Prior to working at Legal Advantage LLC, Kevin worked at an award winning design firm. His experience in marketing collateral and architectural design has been paramount in forming client ideas. Kevin has a very strong skillset in vector and raster imaging, winning awards for both his freelance designs and professional designs. His passion for all things hi-tech gives him a creative edge over the competition as he is always in the loop when it comes to design trends.
Angela Lechowicz, Business Development Representative
Angela Lechowicz is our business development representative for the Midwest region and is based out of the office in Chicago. Her goals are to form and maintain relationships with current clients, as well as new clients by traveling throughout the eight states in her region (Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Ohio, Missouri, Michigan, Iowa, and Minnesota). She strives for great communication, and is always available to answer any questions.
Angela graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Criminal Law & Justice.