We're thrilled to be welcoming Shelley Couturier to the Aurora family! Shelley joins us this week, starting her role as a Patent Strategist and Search Specialist. She brings with her a wealth of experience and a very deep talent stack that perfectly combines business acumen, product development smarts, patent strategy insights, and meticulous search abilities. She's a joy to work with and without a doubt, will be an instant asset to our clients and their portfolios. Shelley will head up our search services and also be actively involved in patent portfolio management.
Patent Strategist. Shelley is a registered USPTO patent agent with over 20 years of experience in patent drafting and prosecution as well as extensive prior art searching, ensuring clients’ emerging products are knowledgeably designed and protected. Previously with Scientific-Atlanta (acquired by Cisco), she was responsible for a large telecommunications portfolio, which included hardware and software along with its various transport standards and protocols.
Search Specialist.Shelley has extensive experience as a search analyst researching and reporting on prior art for numerous law firms and corporations that were involved in litigation, product development, and licensing opportunities. These searches included patentability, infringement, non-infringement, validity, invalidity, freedom to operate, and state of the art in a range of technology areas, including electrical, electronics, optics, medical and biological equipment, gas and petroleum products, telecommunications, and manufacturing and business methods.
Having experienced all sides of the patent process and combined with her business knowledge, Shelley has a unique background where she is able to provide individual inventors, engineering R&D teams, and businesses with valuable insight as they develop their product roadmaps, new products, and strong patent portfolios.