What did you study at UNH?
Physics (with university honors in major designation)
What were you doing one year out of college?
I had just taken the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) and was in the process of applying to law schools.
What were you doing five years out of college?
I had recently graduated from Franklin Pierce Law Center (now UNH School of Law) and passed the Massachusetts Bar Exam and the USPTO Registration Exam to become a registered patent attorney, and so I was in the process of applying to law firms and technology-based companies.
What are you doing now?
I am a patent attorney at the law firm of Hayes Soloway P.C. in Manchester, N.H. My practice focuses primarily on patent prosecution, counseling and analysis.
How do you feel your time at UNH has had an impact on where you are today?
Pursuing my physics degree exposed me to a wide range of scientific and engineering concepts, and the complexity of that type of subject matter helped me to develop an analytical mindset. In my profession as a patent attorney, these elements help me in understanding the inventions that my clients seek to protect and advising on how best to do so. In addition, most inventors truly appreciate talking with a patent attorney that can share in their passion for technology, and my time as a physics major has helped me to that end.