David S. Alavi, PhD
        Registered Patent Agent

Training and Experience


1995                Patent Resources Institute, Charlottesville, Virginia
                        Self-study curriculum for PTO registration exam
1986-1990       University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
                        PhD, Physical Chemistry;  Advisor:  Professor David H. Waldeck
1984-1985       The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, Ohio
                        completed  basic medical sciences portion of MD program
1980-1984       The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
                        BS, Biochemistry and Mathematics, cum laude with Honors in the Liberal Arts

Professional Experience, Affiliations, and Honors

1997-              Member, National Association of Patent Practitioners
1996-              Patent Agent (private practice)
                       Registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office  
                       Registration No. 40,310
2001-2007     Member, Technical Staff
                       Xponent Photonics Inc, Monrovia, CA
1994-2006      Member, Optical Society of America
1993-2002      Director, Shared Laser Facility, University of Oregon
1997-2002      Member, Oregon Center for Optics, University of Oregon
1993-2002      Member, Chemical Physics Institute, University of Oregon
1991-1992      National Research Council/National Institute of Standards and Technology
                       Postdoctoral Research Associate; Advisor: Dr. Michael P. Casassa
1989                Phi Lambda Upsilon Chemistry Honor Society
1988-1990       Andrew Mellon Predoctoral Fellowship (twice)
1986-1990       Graduate Student Researcher, University of Pittsburgh
1986-1990       Graduate Teaching Fellow, University of Pittsburgh
1986-1987       Provost and Mobay Predoctoral Fellowships
1985                Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
1985                College of Medicine Academic Achievement Award
1984                Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
1983-1984       Arts & Sciences Award for Scholarship (twice)
1982-1985       Student Instructional Assistant, The Ohio State University

                Patents Issued                  Scientific Publications

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