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               Romulo H. Delmendo

                     T: 571.765.7715

                E: rdelmendo@dbjg.com


Professional Profile

Romulo Delmendo joined the firm with over 30 years of extensive patent experience, the last 20 of which were as an Administrative Patent Judge (APJ) in the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.  He previously worked as: (i) a patent attorney in firm, corporate, and government settings; (ii) a Legal Advisor in the PTO’s Special Program Law Office; (ii) a Primary Examiner in Group 1500 (now part of Technology Center 1700) responsible for applications in the polymer arts; and (iv) an Application/Sales Engineer at Pall Trincor Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pall Corporation, specializing in pressure swing adsorption and ultrafiltration equipment.

 

As an APJ, Mr. Delmendo participated in thousands of ex parte and inter partes appeals and proceedings, including interferences and reexaminations of high-profile patents, which provided him with invaluable insights and knowledge on: (i) drafting and prosecuting patent applications for the broadest possible protection that would stand up to scrutiny and (ii) attacking or defending patents effectively and reliably.  As a result, he is able and ready to provide outstanding counseling and service to clients.

 

Representative cases from his representation of patent applicants and principal authorship as an APJ include:

 

                Star Scientific, Inc. v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., 655 F.3d 1364 (Fed. Cir. 2011) (upholding validity); 537 F.3d 1357 (Fed. Cir. 2008) (upholding enforceability), cert. denied, 129 S. Ct. 1595 (2009).

                Ex parte Baxter Int’l Co., Inc., 2010 WL 1048980 (BPAI 2010), aff’d, In re Baxter Int’l, Inc., 678 F.3d 1357 (Fed. Cir. 2012), reh’g denied, 698 F.3d 1349 (Fed. Cir. 2012) (en banc)

                Shimano, Inc. v. MBI Co., Ltd., Appeal 2011-010922 (BPAI 2011), aff’d, Shimano, Inc. v. Rea, 2013 WL 1789562, 527 Fed. Appx. 1002 (Fed. Cir. 2013)

                Ex parte Klopfenstein, Appeal No. 2003-0641 (BPAI 2003), aff'd, In re Klopfenstein. 380 F.3d 1345 (Fed. Cir. 2004)

                Ex parte Bigio, Appeal 2002-0967 (BPAI 2003), aff’d, In re Bigio, 381 F.3d 1320 (Fed. Cir. 2004)

 
Education

Mr. Delmendo holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering) degree from Stevens Institute of Technology and a Juris Doctor degree from the Catholic University of America.

 
Memberships

Mr. Delmendo is a member of the Virginia and District of Columbia bars and is registered to practice before the PTO.

 
Language

Mr. Delmendo was born and raised in Seoul, Korea and is fluent in the Korean language.

Professionals

         

Romulo H. Delmendo

T: 571.765.7715

E: rdelmendo@dbjg.com




Professional Profile

Romulo Delmendo joined the firm with over 30 years of extensive patent experience, the last 20 of which were as an Administrative Patent Judge (APJ) in the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.  He previously worked as: (i) a patent attorney in firm, corporate, and government settings; (ii) a Legal Advisor in the PTO’s Special Program Law Office; (ii) a Primary Examiner in Group 1500 (now part of Technology Center 1700) responsible for applications in the polymer arts; and (iv) an Application/Sales Engineer at Pall Trincor Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pall Corporation, specializing in pressure swing adsorption and ultrafiltration equipment.

 

As an APJ, Mr. Delmendo participated in thousands of ex parte and inter partes appeals and proceedings, including interferences and reexaminations of high-profile patents, which provided him with invaluable insights and knowledge on: (i) drafting and prosecuting patent applications for the broadest possible protection that would stand up to scrutiny and (ii) attacking or defending patents effectively and reliably.  As a result, he is able and ready to provide outstanding counseling and service to clients.

 

Representative cases from his representation of patent applicants and principal authorship as an APJ include:

 

                Star Scientific, Inc. v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., 655 F.3d 1364 (Fed. Cir. 2011) (upholding validity); 537 F.3d 1357 (Fed. Cir. 2008) (upholding enforceability), cert. denied, 129 S. Ct. 1595 (2009).

                Ex parte Baxter Int’l Co., Inc., 2010 WL 1048980 (BPAI 2010), aff’d, In re Baxter Int’l, Inc., 678 F.3d 1357 (Fed. Cir. 2012), reh’g denied, 698 F.3d 1349 (Fed. Cir. 2012) (en banc)

                Shimano, Inc. v. MBI Co., Ltd., Appeal 2011-010922 (BPAI 2011), aff’d, Shimano, Inc. v. Rea, 2013 WL 1789562, 527 Fed. Appx. 1002 (Fed. Cir. 2013)

                Ex parte Klopfenstein, Appeal No. 2003-0641 (BPAI 2003), aff'd, In re Klopfenstein. 380 F.3d 1345 (Fed. Cir. 2004)

                Ex parte Bigio, Appeal 2002-0967 (BPAI 2003), aff’d, In re Bigio, 381 F.3d 1320 (Fed. Cir. 2004)

 
Education

Mr. Delmendo holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering) degree from Stevens Institute of Technology and a Juris Doctor degree from the Catholic University of America.

 
Memberships

Mr. Delmendo is a member of the Virginia and District of Columbia bars and is registered to practice before the PTO.

 
Language

Mr. Delmendo was born and raised in Seoul, Korea and is fluent in the Korean language.