Dr. Loren K. Thompson is a patent attorney in the Chicago office of Ladas & Parry.
Loren’s legal expertise includes representing both domestic and foreign clients in the areas of patent preparation and prosecution; patentability, and validity opinions. He has drafted well over 300 international and domestic patent applications starting from inventor disclosures. His technical expertise covers a broad mix which include semiconductor fabrication, analog and digital circuitry, business management and application software, medical devices, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, chemicals, nanotechnologies, and even cloning methods.
Loren’s dissertation research interest was to develop economic solar cells from the semiconductor materials, such as, GaAs, TiO2, ZnO, CdS, CdSe, Si, MoX2, and WX2 (X=S, Se, Te). At Ohio State, he studied oxidative processes experienced at photo anode/electrolyte interfaces and developed multi-dimensional minimization software techniques to extract energetic information (e.g., Egap, and Eflatband) and corrosion process information occurring at these interfaces via complex plane impedance analysis and Auger spectroscopy.
Loren’s other non-law interests have been to apply his analytical skills to pharmaceutical, environmental, radioactive, and chemical warfare analysis. He has been a research fellow at the Energy Research Institute in Vancouver, Canada, as well as, a staff fellow at the Addiction Research Center (ARC) in Baltimore, MD for the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA).
Because of this remarkably broad technical background, Loren likes to think of himself as “specializing in being a generalist”. Prior to joining Ladas and Parry, LLP, he was an associate attorney at a high tech law firm (D’Alessandro and Richie at San Jose, CA) and at a biotech law firm (Rae-Venter Law Group at Palo Alto, CA). In private practice, Loren has written and prosecuted about 300 patent applications in the fields of simple mechanical devices.