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Experienced Patent Agent Joins Grüneberg and Myers Team

TYSONS, Va. – The Grüneberg and Myers firm welcomed Corey M. Crafton to the team recently as a patent agent. Ms. Crafton previously worked in agriculture-related technologies at a U.S. Fortune 50 company, initially as a research scientist, then later for about twelve years as an in-house patent manager.

In her previous in-house intellectual property role, Ms. Crafton prosecuted patents before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, while also coordinating global patent strategies. Ms. Crafton particularly served as a liaison between business managers and in-house attorneys, balancing technical, legal, and commercial considerations. She also modernized her previous company’s electronic docketing, filing, and billing systems in order to streamline workflows. Her experience handling all facets of in-house patent prosecution provides her with the foundation to fully understand the concerns of the firm’s clients.

Ms. Crafton’s background as a molecular biologist for a large company contributes a deep familiarity with the challenges and rewards of research in industry. Her work in scientific research included contributions as a joint inventor on several U.S. patents.

“Corey adds considerably to our team with her expertise in patent prosecution,” said Dr. Kirsten Grüneberg, welcoming Ms. Crafton to the firm. “Her perspective from various roles in private industry expands and enhances our roster and increases our capabilities to serve our clients.”

Launched in September 2017, Grüneberg and Myers PLLC is a 100 percent female- and minority-owned international patent firm. With a broad and sophisticated practice, the firm provides a full range of patent support services, including patent prosecution, counseling, post-grant representation, and M&A due diligence to meet the growing and diverse needs of U.S.-based, European, and Asian companies, entrepreneurs, and inventors.

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