Vanessa Perez-Ramos

Of Counsel

Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch, LLP
Suite 100 East
8110 Gatehouse Road
Falls Church, VA 22042
Telephone: +1-703-205-8000
Facsimile: +1-703-205-8050
Download VCard
Printable PDF »

Vanessa Perez-Ramos, Of Counsel at BSKB, supports patent prosecution in the areas of organic and inorganic chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, pharmaceuticals, biology and biotechnology. Ms. Perez-Ramos analyzes patentability, infringement and validity issues, drafts opinion letters, conducts legal research, assists with all aspects of patent interference practice, and prepares Post-Grant Review applications.

Most recently, Ms. Perez-Ramos worked as in-house counsel for a global intellectual property management company. As in-house counsel, Ms. Perez-Ramos managed a portfolio comprising over 3,000 worldwide semiconductor-related patents and patent applications, and single-handedly prosecuted the entire portfolio for an extended period of time. As part of her responsibilities as in-house counsel, Ms. Perez-Ramos developed, coordinated and implemented filing, prosecution, reexamination and divestment strategies for the portfolio, achieving savings of over $1MM in less than a year, through strategic prosecution and divestment. Ms. Perez-Ramos additionally provided licensing support and conducted due diligence, prior art searches, legal review of claim charts, legal assessment of invalidity and non-infringement assertions and other pre-assertion and post-assertion activities.

Ms. Perez-Ramos is a former Patent Examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, where she was assigned to Art Unit 1765 (semiconductor manufacturing via chemical processes). In her role as Patent Examiner, Ms. Perez-Ramos researched relevant technologies, applied technical and legal analysis to determine patentability of inventions, drafted Office Actions, and conducted Examiner Interviews.

Ms. Perez-Ramos also has experience as a Project Engineer with Amoco Company, where she managed optimization and troubleshooting projects for the company's largest U.S. oil refinery, and as a Process Engineer with Abbott Laboratories, where she supervised the installation of Abbott's first pilot plant in Puerto Rico, managed material and equipment procurement, and developed engineering design specifications.

Articles & Presentations

  • Global-Tech Appliances, Inc. v. SEB S.A.: Importing criminal law into patent infringement, PLI Patent Law Practice Center, June 3, 2011

Speaking Engagements & Recognitions

  • Marc Weiner and Vanessa Perez-Ramos to Lecture on AIA Before the Austrian Patent Attorneys Chamber in Vienna, Austria