Jordan Golomb is a registered patent agent with a focus on the mechanical, medical, electromechanical, and automotive arts. Jordan brings a unique perspective to being successful in the patent process. Driven by her personal interest in innovation, Jordan was drawn from engineering to inventing to patent law.
Jordan learned patenting from the inside out while working as patent examiner at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) in the areas of biomedical diagnostics and motor vehicles. Prior to working at the USPTO, she spent several years working as an engineer at Chrysler where she gained knowledge about almost every vehicle system and developed a particular expertise in crash safety. Jordan has always been an optimist and a tinkerer and is an inventor herself. Her unique perspective helps her to understand each of the stakeholders in the patent process, and to identify and implement strong, efficient paths to patent protection.
What is a patent agent?
Patent law is a specialized area of law that is practiced by both patent attorneys and patent agents. Agents are engineers or scientists who have studied patent law and have passed the U.S. Patent Bar exam. The U.S. Patent Bar exam is the same exam that attorneys take to become patent attorneys. Like patent attorneys, patent agents represent clients in obtaining patents on their inventions. However, unlike attorneys, agents do not represent clients in litigation or non-patent related legal matters. In other words, we specialize in the practice law before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.
Rochester Hills, Michigan, 1999
M.S. in Mechanical Engineering
Lafayette, Indiana, 1997
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering
Purdue Engineering Student Council
U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
Speaker: Master of Science in Patent Law Students, 2015.
Hobby: Speaking to kids on inventions and patents and engaging them in brainstorming sessions.
“USPTO Time Goal Changes Could Improve Patent Quality,” Law 360, 2016
Author: “Guidelines for Designing Passenger Airbags to Reduce the Risk of Injury to Children & Small Adults.” Confidential publication of Chrysler Corporation.
Chrysler Careers Website – one of three employees whose story was featured on Chrysler’s recruiting website, 2001.
Selected to be a contestant on “Million Dollar Idea”, a national TV show featuring inventors, 2005.
Finalist at castings for “Everyday Edisons,” a PBS TV show, 2008.