Grace Schulz – Patent Agent
Grace Schulz has over 20 years of patent experience including prosecuting patents from provisional applications through appeals, performing prior art searches, providing freedom-to-operate analyses, conducting design-arounds, and analyzing claim coverage. Her primary technical areas include solar energy systems, solar cells, semiconductors, e-beam lithography, medical devices, additive manufacturing and consumer products.
Before entering the patent field, Grace served as Director of Research and Development for VNUS Medical Technologies. She was also a project development engineer for Guidant. Her R&D career included developing cardiovascular catheters from concept through market launch, being involved with regulatory filings, managing the patent portfolio, and participating in animal studies and clinical trials. Grace is a named inventor on eight patents.
Grace holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, and a Master of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley in Berkeley, California. Her honors include being named Purdue Outstanding Senior Engineer and being awarded a National Science Foundation Fellowship. Grace is registered to practice with the US Patent and Trademark Office.
Grace supports her community by being a volunteer tutor for Healthy Cities Tutoring, and serving in leadership roles at her church.