Team

Charles Eldering, Ph.D.

Dr. Eldering has been involved with the development of data mining systems since 1998, when he developed systems for the characterization of consumers and subscribers based on their purchases and viewing habits, and subsequent delivery of targeted advertisements to the appropriate market segments. The company’s intellectual property assets in this area were purchased in 2004, and Dr. Eldering turned his attention to solving problems in the area of bioinformatics and consumer genetics. Dr. Eldering also owns and operates Technology, Patents & Licensing, Inc., a company which solves patent problems for its clients through locating, acquiring, and managing the appropriate patent assets. Dr. Eldering has a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of California at Davis, an MS in solid state science from Syracuse University, and a BS in physics from Carnegie Mellon University.

Andrew Kenedy, Ph.D.

Dr. Kenedy has over 17 years of biotechnology experience, including 10 years of biomedical laboratory research experience at Johns Hopkins University where he received his Ph.D. in Cellular & Molecular Medicine, service as a patent examiner in the Bioinformatics Art Unit of the United States Patent & Trademark Office, and work as a senior researcher at Technology Patents & Licensing Incorporated. He coauthored five biomedical research articles published in peer reviewed journals and is first named inventor on all Expanse Bioinformatics patents and patent applications. He currently works as a freelance intellectual property consultant with expertise in several areas, including gene and protein discovery and characterization, genetic engineering, immunoassays, antibody synthesis and purification, animal and cellular tumorigenesis, epidemiology, and bioinformatics.

Jim Longacre, Esq.

Mr. Longacre has over 25 years of experience preparing applicants to take the patent bar exam. He was one of the originators of the West Patent Bar Review course and has served as Academic Director and as a primary lecturer for the PLI Patent Bar Review course. His career began in 1967 as a patent agent with Cushman, Darby & Cushman (now Pillsbury & Winthrop), where he remained as a partner until 1989. He then accepted a partnership with Squire, Sanders & Dempsey before forming his own firm of Longacre & White. He has been active in all phases of patent law, including representing agencies of the English and German governments and lecturing throughout the world on various patent topics. Mr. Longacre holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Ohio State University and received his JD from Georgetown University.

John White, Esq.

Mr. White has close to 30 years of experience in all aspects of intellectual property, including patent and trademark prosecution, litigation, infringement, validity analysis and opinion writing. He also authors and teaches the nation's leading patent bar review program, and has taught more than 60% of all patent attorneys in the U.S. His professional career began in 1978 as a Co-op civil engineer with the Federal Highway Administration. Later, he worked in the United States Patent and Trademark Office as a Patent Examiner for automobile transmissions, clutches, and control systems. During this time with USPTO, Mr. White attended the night law school program of George Washington University. Mr. White entered private practice in 1987, and started his own firm, Longacre & White, in 1988.  In 1998, Mr. White merged his firm with Liniak & Berenato to form the firm Berenato & White. Mr. White has served as an expert witness in numerous patent litigation matters and has also successfully argued before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the Patent Office Board of Appeals and Interferences.