Founder & President // Registered Patent Agent
Dan Hussain was educated at MIT in electrical engineering, biomedical engineering, and computer science, and also studied internet and intellectual property law at Harvard and theoretical geophysics at the University of Cambridge (UK). He ultimately graduated with a degree in Electrical and Biomedical Engineering from MIT. Dan has worked for NASA, Northwestern, Siemens, and the law firm Frommer, Lawrence, and Haug, LLP.
Dan won the Siemens Westinghouse National Science Award, a national award given to one team in the United States for engineering excellence. According to Science Magazine, this is “a junior Nobel Prize.” He continues his interest in astrophysics and space exploration through his participation in the International Mars Society, of which he was a Founding Member.
Shirley Shi, PhD
Shirley Shi earned her PhD at MIT's Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE) in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science under thesis advisor Professor Muriel Médard. Her research interests include secure network coding, error control coding, signal processing algorithm design for communications, and signal processing applications to DNA sequencing. She obtained her B.Eng. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Victoria. Shirley passed the U.S. Patent Bar Exam in 2013 and is granted Limited Recognition to practice in patent cases.
Karen Lee, PhD
Karen graduated with her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT in the Nanostructures and Computation Group with thesis advisor Prof. Steven Johnson. She received her bachelor degree in electrical engineering and computer science with a minor in physics from the University of California, Berkeley, in 2004, her Master of Science degree in EECS from MIT in 2006. She has experience as a software engineer at the Boston Globe and as a lecturer at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Vincent DeVito, JD
Mr. DeVito served as the U.S. Assistant Secretary of Energy for Policy and International Affairs. In that capacity, he was responsible for developing strategic policy while managing a multi-million dollar budget. He oversaw the Climate Change Technology Program, a global portfolio, and maintains international government and industry contacts worldwide. While at the Department of Energy, Mr. DeVito served as the U.S. manager of the North American Energy Working Group, a task force created to pursue the development of a fully integrated North American energy market. Mr. DeVito also worked with then Ambassador Paul Cellucci to make possible the U.S.-Canada Power Outage Task Force that was established as a result of the electricity blackout in August 2003.
Immediately prior to joining the Department of Energy, Mr. DeVito served as an energy lawyer for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts at the legislative, regulatory, and administrative levels. In that capacity, he pursued the development and implementation of the state’s electric utility deregulation plan. He has strategically advised members of the President’s Cabinet, governors, ambassadors, and corporate leaders, and has participated in each major federal initiative that has impacted the energy industry this decade. Vincent DeVito is an attorney, but is not a patent attorney.