Meunier Carlin & Curfman LLC (“MCC”) expands again with the addition of three patent prosecutors to its growing intellectual property practice. The additions bring MCC’s total count to six new hires in 2019. Jay Cline, formerly of Eversheds Sutherland, joins as Of Counsel; Michael Tieff, formerly of Darrow Mustafa, joins as Of Counsel; and Eric Andreansky, formerly of Knowles Intellectual Property Strategies, joins as a patent agent.

“The growth trajectory our firm is experiencing is due to more clients entrusting MCC with their intellectual property needs,” said managing partner, Chris Curfman. “MCC continues to be one of the largest IP practices in the Southeast.”

Jay Cline’s practice focuses on patent prosecution, portfolio management, due diligence, and opinions, with a particular emphasis on mechanical, electromechanical and medical device technologies. Jay previously served as a Product Development Engineer with a medical device manufacturer and a Patent Examiner with the USPTO. Jay received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech, and he received his J.D. from the University of Tennessee.

Michael Tieff has over 15 years of experience drafting and prosecuting electrical and software patents. Formerly an IP attorney with Woodcock Washburn and Fish & Richardson, Michael focuses his practice on patent procurement in software, circuits, telecommunications and business methods. Michael received his B.S.E. in Electrical Engineering and his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.

Eric Andreansky’s expertise is within organic chemistry, polymer chemistry, medicinal chemistry, material science, synthetic processing and organic electronics. Eric focuses on patent drafting and prosecution, patentability and freedom to operate analysis, and due diligence. Eric graduated from New College of Florida with a degree in Chemistry, and he received his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Emory University.