Intellectual Property Attorneys - Prass LLP


Attorney Bios

Ron PrassRonald E. Prass, Jr

Ron Prass has extensive experience in all major aspects of patent law, including patent
preparation and prosecution, patentability opinions, and litigation. In addition, Ron has technical
expertise in electrical engineering and computer software and hardware.

Ron’s particular technical expertise covers a wide variety of highly-technical subject matter,
including software, computer networking, wireless communications, telephone networks, image
processing, computer security, semiconductors, printers and copiers, projectors, cameras, speech
recognition and automated dialog systems, handheld processing devices, xerography,
cryptography, control systems, database management software, caching, DVD technology,
cellular telephony, fiber optics, automobiles, medical devices, automobile navigation and
transmission systems, computer data storage devices, and Internet-related technologies.
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Ellis B. Ramirez

Ellis Ramirez has extensive experience in all aspects of patent law, including patent preparation
and prosecution; patentability, validity, infringement, and due diligence opinions; strategic patent
portfolio development and management; and patent litigation. He also has technical expertise in
the areas of electrical engineering, computer engineering, computer software, and mechanical

Ellis’s particular technical expertise covers a variety of highly competitive technologies,
including microprocessors; telecommunications; online commerce; image processing; simulation
and modeling; network communication; artificial intelligence; medical imaging; power
management; and interactive entertainment.
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Michael CornelisonMichael J. Cornelison

Michael J. Cornelison has considerable patent law experience, including patent procurement, analysis, licensing and enforcement in the electrical, computer, mechanical and communication fields. He advises clients on patentability, infringement, freedom-to-operate, post grant work, and intellectual property portfolio management as they apply to various technologies, including electromagnetic devices, RFID, telecommunications, control systems, E-commerce, softwarerelated business methods, and medical devices. Michael also serves as a CLE speaker on topics including new patent rules and case law.

Before joining Prass LLP, Michael was a partner at Caesar, Rivise, Bernstein, Cohen & Pokotilow, Ltd., an internationally recognized intellectual property boutique in Philadelphia, PA. Prior to his move to Philadelphia, Michael was a registered patent attorney at Birch, Stewart, Kolash & Birch, LLP and Oliff & Berridge, PLC in Northern VA.
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