Mr. Svihla's expertise includes prosecuting patent applications for rechargeable batteries and battery management and overprotection circuits for Samsung SDI, complemented by his engineering experience in distribution, transmission and substation projects for electric power utility.
Before joining NSIP, Mr. Svihla worked for two other patent law firms in the Washington, DC, area, where he focused his practice on patent prosecution. Before entering private practice, he was a patent examiner in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, where he examined U.S. patent applications in the color television and facsimile arts, and a staff engineer for Public Service Company of Indiana, Inc., now Duke Energy Indiana, an electric utility, where he designed distribution, transmission, and substation projects, monitored construction projects, acted as a liaison between the company and contractors, wrote planning studies, prepared long-term construction budgets, and evaluated proposed construction projects for economic and operating justification. He is also a registered professional engineer in Indiana.
Mr. Svihla is not a member of the DC Bar, and is supervised by members of the DC Bar.
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