Susan Formicola is a Patent Prosecution Paralegal in Tarter Krinsky & Drogin’s Intellectual Property Practice Group. She has over 10 years of experience in prosecuting patents and trademarks for foreign and domestic clients.
With her advanced knowledge of US patent and trademark laws and electronic filing requirements, she provides support to our attorneys in prosecuting, maintaining and protecting the patent rights of the firm’s clients. Susan prepares and files all new US Provisional, Utility, Track 1, PPH, and Design Patent applications and other related documents. She also communicates extensively with worldwide patent associates and prepares international patent applications under the rules and regulations of the Patent Cooperation Treaty.
Susan has extensive experience in CPI docket management and legal research. She currently dockets all US and foreign correspondence, prepares client portfolio status reports, and researches the status of applications on worldwide patents. Over the years, she has managed the transfer of over 2,000 patent files, created new USPTO accounts, and managed the patent portfolio for a Fortune 500 company.
The Hartz Mountain Corporation is one of the world’s largest manufacturers and sellers of pet products, sold through over 40,000 brick and mortar retailers in the US and Canada as well as online. With over 1,500 pet care products, its business success significantly depends on creating differentiated product lines, immediately recognizable brands and a strategic plan to minimize conflicts with competitors.