About Gary ONeill

Patent Agent

Gary Oneill Patent AgentGary is a Registered Patent Agent and an experienced former US Patent Office Examiner having prosecuted and granted over 500 unique US patents in the fields of electrical, electro-optic and optical technologies.

As a seasoned former US Patent Examiner, Gary is able to leverage his insider perspective of the patent examining corps and uses this understanding of the patterns and particulars of USPTO practice to achieve advantageous outcomes for inventors and patent applicants.

Gary is well versed in the complexity and nuance of 35 U.S.C patent law, rules and patent examining procedure as they relate to patentability determinations. He has written the full spectrum of Office Actions through allowance or abandonment under AIA and Pre-AIA law.

Gary is a former Patent Research Manager at Litman Patent Law firm in Arlington, Virginia where he supervised patentability research activities of a multidisciplinary team of patent research engineers engaged in evaluation of inventive disclosures for novelty and nonobviousness. He trained patent search analysts in the art of patent research using various databases and analytical techniques, reviewed patent research results, and developed improved search protocols and reporting procedures which improved departmental performance.

Prior to specializing in patent practice, Gary served as Lead Supervisor and a facilities engineer in Pharmaceutical Site Protection and Response at Merck & Co in West Point, PA.

Previous engineering experience includes Technical Area Manager at General Motors Corporation, Wilmington, DE., and Electrical Engineer at Stone & Webster Engineering Corporation.

Gary has earned a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from NYU Polytechnic Tandon School of Engineering in Brooklyn, New York City.

Gary is a registered agent licensed for patent practice before the US Patent Office.

Gary currently serves on the Intellectual Property Committee of IEEE USA (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) helping to shape US policy positions on Intellectual Property and also serves on the Diversity committee of NAPP (National Association of Patent Practitioners).

Gary is active in church and related ministries and has held numerous leadership positions. Gary and his wife love to travel and explore new places together.


  • B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from NYU Polytechnic Tandon School of Engineering in Brooklyn, New York City.

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  • United States Patent and Trademark Office

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