Dinnatia has 25 years of experience and focuses her practice on all aspects of IP, including patent preparation and prosecution, trade secrets, and Internet law. She has drafted patent applications, and rendered non-infringement and invalidity opinions. Dinnatia has also handles employment issues related to IP and patent and data rights matters relating to government contracts. As a former USPTO patent examiner, Dinnatia examined medical devices and mechanical drying patent applications such as ventilators, semiconductor wafers, and centrifugal drying apparatuses and processes.
Dinnatia has also worked as a patent attorney at several Washington D.C. law firms, including Hunton & Williams and Pillsbury Winthrop. Before practicing law, she served as an associate engineer for Duke Power Company’s Catawba Nuclear Station. Prior to that, she held several internship positions at technology companies, including General Motors and Hewlett-Packard.
Dinnatia focuses her practice primarily in the mechanical, electrical, electro-mechanical, and software art. A few of her representative product areas include energy systems, medical devices, automotive systems, marine vehicles, energy generation systems, nuclear technology, telecommunications, sensor technology, optics, medical devices, digital communications fields, wireless communications, data transfer and networking, business methods, Internet-related, and e-commerce inventions.
- J.D., University of South Carolina, 1995
- M.S., Electrical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 2000
- B.S., Mechanical Engineering, North Carolina A&T State University, 1990, magna cum laude
- Admitted to practice South Carolina: July 1995 (in good standing)
- Registered to practice before USPTO: September 1999 (in good standing)