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Sonny is an associate in Reed Smith's Intellectual Property group in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. His practice currently involves many areas of patent prosecution, including patent preparation, office action responses, and reissue applications.

Technical Expertise

A representative sample of Sonny’s areas of technical expertise include:

  • Database administration and management;
  • Biometrics;
  • Subsurface hydrocarbon reservoir modeling, mining and extraction systems;
  • Cloud computing and distributed data administration;
  • Redundant storage devices and data recovery methods;
  • Network data stream management;
  • Content addressable memory management systems;
  • Healthcare administration and tracking software;
  • Public-private key cryptography and authentication systems;
  • Enterprise management;
  • Risk assessment and mitigation software;
  • Optimization and control of manufacturing processes;
  • Customer relationship management software;
  • Advertisement delivery, analysis and targeting systems;
  • Graphics modeling techniques;
  • Graphical user interfaces;
  • Medical monitoring devices;
  • Imaging devices and image analysis software;
  • Remote computing and thin client systems;
  • Network security protocols;
  • Memory cells and circuits;
  • Memory controllers;
  • Financial portfolio management, analysis and optimization tools;
  • Optics;
  • Business methods;
  • Simulation and predictive software;
  • Mechanical devices;
  • Navigational devices and navigation software;
  • Social networking applications;
  • Mobile devices and telecommunications


  • American University Washington College of Law, 2008, J.D., Intellectual Property
  • University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, 2005, Bachelor of Science, Computer Science, Astrophysics minor

  • District of Columbia
  • California
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office