Beads-IPPROFFESIONALS

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Gary L. Baker, M.T., J.D.

Mr. Baker joined the Quine Intellectual Property Law Group, P.C., in November of 2001.  In 2011, Mr. Baker became the President and Managing Director of Quine IP Law.  He has 18 years of industrial laboratory research and manufacturing experience.  Over 15 years, Mr. Baker worked at Cetus/Chiron Corporation in instrumentation, analysis and protein purification processes.  Before that, he worked at IGB Products building DNA synthesizers and practicing hands on molecular biology and cell biology. Before the biotech bug bit him, Mr. Baker was also a registered Medical Technologist in the Pathology Department at Stanford Medical Center.  He received his J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law.  His medical technology internship was at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and he briefly studied genetics at San Francisco State University.  Mr. Baker received his B.S. in microbiology from Montana State University in Bozeman.  Mr. Baker is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and is admitted to practice as an attorney in the State of California.  Mr. Baker had a small private legal practice in intellectual property and civil law prior to joining the firm.

Please see Mr. Baker's Biopatent website for a variety of interesting presentations on patenting, technology, art, and mechanics: BIOPATENT

ASSOCIATE PATENT ATTORNEY

Paul B. Littlepage, J.D., M.S.

Mr. Littlepage joined the Quine Intellectual Property Law Group, P.C., in July 2000.  His practice emphasizes biotechnology patent prosecution.  His undergraduate degrees are in Microbiology and Physiology both from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (magna cum laude, 1990).  He received his M.S. in Microbiology from the University of California at Davis in 1992 and his J.D. from the University of California at Davis (Order of the Coif) in 1997.  He has worked at the Center for Population Biology at the University of California at Davis and at The Sapiro Law Firm in San Francisco.  He is registered to practice as an attorney in the state of California.

EUROPEAN PATENT ATTORNEY

Sandeep Birdi, European & Chartered Patent Attorney (UK)

Sandeep has a chemistry and engineering background, and is experienced in patent protection of mixed technologies.  He specializes in Intellectual Property prosecution and international patent portfolio management.  Sandeep is a fully qualified European and Chartered Patent Attorney, while he is currently working towards becoming qualified in the US.  Sandeep joins Quine IP Law Group drawing from his experience working in both Europe and the US to help clients secure patent protection for their inventions in the US and all foreign jurisdictions. “Our American clients can take comfort in knowing they have a local attorney available when Europe may have already concluded the business day.”