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 a 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.
Jake Zimmer, Account Services
Jake Zimmer is located at our downtown Chicago office. Having worked as a freelance artist for several years, Jake is versed in various artistic fields including illustration, photography, painting, branding, product design, and concept design.
Jake specializes in the field of patent illustration with a fascination for science and technology. He utilizes his artistic knowledge and experience in managing utility and design illustration projects for Legal Advantage LLC.
Jake graduated with a BFA from the Illinois Institute of Art – Schaumburg.
Clinton Turner, Business Development Manager, Southeast
Clinton Turner is the Business Development Representative for the Southeast. He is a man of integrity and impeccable manners, making him the perfect fit for his territory. He has extensive experience in sales, marketing, and management, and he is fluent in German. His previous role was Operations Manager for an aviation service company in Atlanta, Georgia. Turner received his Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Kennesaw State University, located in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Jacob Skiermanski, Business Development Manager
Jacob Skiermanski is the Business Development Manager for the Midwest region. He is responsible for managing hundreds of clients of Legal Advantage and also growing the client base in his territory. Jacob is a recent graduate from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Science degree in International Business. His positive energy, willingness to learn, effective communication skills, and strong work ethic will make him an effective part of the team and an asset to Legal Advantage’s clients.
Mansi Akruwala, Business Development Manager
Mansi Akruwala is an MD, with over 10 years of healthcare and business experience. Mansi graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Neural Science from NYU in 2011 and then went on to graduate with her MD Degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine in 2015. After graduating, Mansi worked at several healthcare startup companies in NYC where she developed her business acumen.
Mansi Is passionate about the intersection of healthcare and technology and looks forward to further expanding her role at Legal Advantage as the Business Development Manager for the New York and New Jersey territories.
Mansi is a born and raised New Yorker who loves great food, music, and travel.
Ren Weeden, Business Development Manager
Ren Weeden works in our San Francisco office as the Business Development Manager for the West Coast Territory. Working closely with his clients, Ren focuses on optimizing the time and money that his clients spend on prior art searches and patent illustrations. Ren has a degree in Biomedical Engineering and practical experience utilizing engineering files. He excels with matters involving biomedical devices and pharmaceuticals, and he has a personality that makes him a pleasure to work with.
Rose Paz, Business Development Manager
Rose Paz recently joined Legal Advantage LLC as a liaison between clients and the company in the Washington D.C. area. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Integrative Biology with a minor in Business Administration which has given her a keen eye for innovation in the fields of biotechnology, medical devices, and chemistry. Rose’s experience as an admission officer for her alma mater makes her well-versed in client relationship management and territory expansion. She is committed to delivering prompt, professional, and thorough service to her clients.
During her free time, she enjoys going hiking, farmer’s markets, and looking for the best restaurants around D.C.