Rebecca Smirk receives the 2023 Gertrude K. McGonigle Award

We are pleased to announce that Rebecca Smirk received the 2023 Gertrude K. McGonigle Award, which recognizes one individual a year from Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania’s nine county footprint who has been a registered Girl Scout volunteer for a minimum of ten years, has proven to be a positive role model while working directly with girls, and has exemplified the values and traditions of Girl Scouting. The award is given in honor of Gertrude K. McGonigle by her daughter, in recognition of her mother’s long-standing interest and support of Girl Scouting in the Reading/Berks County area. Servilla Whitney attorneys and employees are proud to contribute to their communities in many volunteer capacities. Pictured are Rebecca and her daughter, Emma.

Servilla Whitney LLC is pleased to welcome Lisa Swiszcz to our team as Senior Counsel

Lisa’s practice focuses on patent preparation and prosecution. She has experience in a wide range of technologies including materials science and chemistry, medical devices, drug delivery systems and methods, small molecule pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, purification and separation technologies, semiconductors, and mechanical innovations. In addition, Lisa provides client counseling, strategic IP planning, and has experience preparing infringement, validity and freedom-to-operate opinions.

Prior to joining Servilla Whitney, Lisa practiced for over twenty years at Boston and New Hampshire law firms, where she gained extensive experience working with national and international companies, sole inventors, and leading academic and government research institutions.

Lisa is a member of the Massachusetts bar and is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Servilla Whitney LLC is pleased to welcome Danielle Kozlosky to our team as a Patent Scientist

After completing her PhD, Danielle joined Servilla Whitney as a Patent Scientist, focusing on aiding with patent drafting and prosecution, opinions, and analysis. Her training primarily centers around patents in the areas of pharmaceuticals and medical devices, with a minimal focus on materials science and semiconductor devices. She is constantly learning and gaining new experiences in developing patent portfolio and prosecution strategies.

Prior to joining Servilla Whitney, Danielle completed her PhD in Toxicology at Rutgers University, where she studied cadmium toxicity on reproduction and development, with a primary focus on the placenta. Her education also included research on diabetes and the islet of Langerhans, the beneficial applications of tea constituents on gastrointestinal pathologies, and various areas of occupational and environmental health.

Danielle is also a J.D. Candidate at University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law with an expected graduation date of 2026.

Servilla Whitney LLC is pleased to welcome Xerxes Sifi to our team as a Patent Agent

Xerxes’ diverse technical background includes experience with purification and separation of biomolecules, bioremediation, microbially influenced corrosion and microbial fuel cells, oil and gas refining, paint and resin. While working as a research assistant at Ohio University, Xerxes researched the effect of inhibition of glycogen synthase kinase 3 (GSK-3) in apoptosis of ovarian cancer cells. In addition, he investigated the detection and mitigation of microbially influenced corrosion of sulfate reducing bacteria, a joint project between Institute for Corrosion and Multiphase Technology at Ohio University and Total. Xerxes has also authored many ISI papers in different fields of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering. Xerxes has lectured on Chemical Engineering topics at Rubber Industries Engineering & Research Company in Tehran, Iran, focusing on the transport phenomena (heat, mass, and momentum).

Xerxes received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering, with a focus in process engineering, from Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran. He also received his M.S. in Biochemical Engineering, with a focus in Statistical Thermodynamics of biomolecules, from Isfahan University, Isfahan, Iran. Xerxes also received his M.S. in Patent Practice from Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

Xerxes is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Servilla Whitney LLC is pleased to welcome summer associate and interns

Dr. Danielle Kozlosky joins us as a summer intern. Dr. Kozlowsky recently completed the requirements for a PhD in Toxicology at Rutgers University, after earning a Bachelor of Science in Pathobiology at Rutgers University. Danielle’s thesis involved studying mechanisms of fetoplacental cadmium toxicity in the laboratory of Dr. Lauren Aleksunes. Danielle will be entering law school this fall.

Nickita Alexiades joins us as a summer associate. Nickita is entering his third year at Seton Hall University School of Law. Nickita received a Bachelor of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology in 2017. Prior to entering law school at Seton Hall, Nickita worked at a Regulatory Affairs Consultant Engineer, providing global regulatory and compliance assistance to clients in the medical device, pharmaceutical, and food industries.

Patrick Vinchur joins us as a summer intern. Patrick will be entering Rutgers University School of Law this fall as a first year law student. Patrick received his Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from Purdue University.

Servilla Whitney LLC ranked Top 10 in patent quality

We are pleased to announce that Servilla Whitney LLC has been ranked in the 2022 Patent Bots® Quality Rankings as a Top 10 firm in Tech Center 1700, covering patent applications in the fields of Chemical and Materials Engineering.

Stephen A. Seach, Jr.

We are pleased to announce that Stephen A. Seach, Jr. recently joined our firm as an associate. With his B.S. degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Stephen further strengthens and broadens the firm’s expertise in biopharmaceuticals and pharmaceuticals.

Rebecca Smirk Named Member of the LLC

We are pleased to announce that Rebecca Smirk is now a member of the LLC. Congratulations to Rebecca!

Rebecca Smirk Rejoins Firm

We are very pleased to announce that Rebecca Smirk has rejoined the firm as an attorney. Welcome back, Rebecca!

Sunil Raval Named Member of the LLC

We are pleased to announce that Sunil Raval is now a member of the LLC. Congratulations to Sunil!