A knowledgeable patent agent with an entrepreneurial background
Pierce Mooney is a registered patent agent with seven years of experience in the IP and innovation industry, including work as a patent agent, patent examiner, and patent engineer/product developer. His core work at Patterson + Sheridan focuses on assisting clients with preparing and prosecuting patents in the technical areas of artificial intelligence, machine learning, communications technologies, complex software, information technology, internet applications, electronics and semiconductor technologies.
Pierce’s varied experience in patent law, including his tenure as a USPTO patent examiner, informs his preparation and prosecution work today. At the USPTO, he examined patent applications in linguistics and speech processing, which spanned A.I. software, consumer/cellular electronics and cybersecurity. Pierce completed USPTO Patent Training Academy courses and learned to negotiate 101 and 103 issues with the mind of an examiner. His experience working for the USPTO enables him to provide Patterson + Sheridan’s clients with unique insight into the patent approval process, giving them an edge over other inventors.
Before working at the USPTO, Pierce was a product developer and founder at Parseval, where he designed and developed innovations in the software/security/AI, wireless/IoT, audio, and semiconductor product areas. He helped develop and protect intellectual property both in-house and for clients in the healthcare, defense and consumer electronics industries. Although his clients ranged from tech startups to the U.S. Department of Defense, Pierce strived to deliver each the same product quality, regardless of their budget. He pushed the wireless communications envelope by engineering ahead of rapidly evolving Bluetooth low-energy standards releases. As Parseval’s founder, Pierce also onboarded and supervised numerous employees, enabling him to build excellent communications and management skills.
A commitment to professional development and community involvement
Pierce holds a BSEE from the University of Central Florida, where he attended the honors college, completed graduate courses in machine learning and radio frequency communications, and partnered with faculty on research grants for wireless networks and medical informatics. While pursuing his degree and since graduating, Pierce has often shared his engineering and patent knowledge with UCF students, alums and engineering professionals. He’s reviewed senior design projects, mentored aspiring engineers, and even founded the Inventor’s Council of Central Florida. As ICCF president, he organizes meetings for entrepreneurs in the tech space and books well-known industry speakers. He also redesigned the organization’s website.
Pierce also serves on the board of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Orlando, further helping inventors and engineers develop products and patents while staying at the forefront of their technology areas. He is chair of the IEEE’s Signal Processing and Communications Society Joint Chapter and fact-checks technical papers submitted to them, which has helped Pierce better the writing and editing skills he uses daily as a patent agent. Pierce is also active in the National Association of Patent Practitioners (NAPP), where he has co-developed patent valuation spreadsheets and honed best practices.
In his free time, Pierce enjoys biking and taking online courses to make himself even more adaptable to working with inventors in various technical fields.