Colleen S. McKirryher
Patent Agent
New Haven
203.784.3174
203.784.3199

Education

  • Southern Connecticut State University, Graduate
    M.S., Chemistry 2004
  • Bucknell University, Undergraduate
    B.S., Chemistry 2001

Admissions

  • Bar Admissions
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office

Colleen works as a Patent Agent in Carmody’s intellectual property group.  Colleen has both a B.S. and M.S. in chemistry, nearly 15 years of experience in the specialty chemicals industry, and a strong active practice prosecuting and obtaining patents for clients in a wide variety of fields.  Colleen has been admitted to practice at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.  She works with clients in various technology areas to help them determine patentability, carry out prior art searches, write applications for new inventions, prosecute applications at the Patent Office, pursue the appeal process at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, and contest existing patents in her clients’ interest.  Colleen, herself, has obtained multiple patents on her work when she was employed as a chemist and was additionally presented a distinguished committee service award from an industry wide group for participation in writing a new specification.  Colleen has an ideal background; she can understand and speak the technical language of the clients she works with and help successfully guide them through the patenting process by prosecuting their matters before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.                                                             

Clients include companies in the areas of specialty chemicals, agricultural chemicals, coatings, mechanical applications, equipment design, plating chemistry and methods, and photopolymer chemistry and processes.

Community Involvement

  • Library and classroom volunteer in local schools
  • Supporter of science fairs and STEM activities in local community

Affiliations

  • American Chemical Society