Professional Experience

Raymond is a registered patent attorney and Principal at Shumaker & Sieffert.  Raymond focuses on both U.S. and foreign patent application preparation and prosecution work in the electrical, software, and medical device areas.  More particularly, Raymond focuses on patent work in various technology areas such as mobile communications and applications, network communications and messaging, medical devices, network security, antennas, business intelligence/analytics, and user interfaces.

Prior to joining Shumaker & Sieffert, Raymond served as in-house patent counsel at ACIST Medical Systems, a medical device company located in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, where he performed patent preparation and prosecution, IP strategy, and legal opinion/clearance work.  In addition, Raymond previously worked as an associate at the firms of Fish & Richardson and Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner in Minneapolis, where he specialized in both U.S. and foreign patent application preparation and prosecution work.  While working at Fish & Richardson, Raymond also participated in litigation-support activities and conducted detailed analyses of a variety of patents in both the electrical and software areas.

Before practicing law as a patent attorney, Raymond worked with AT&T/Lucent Technologies as a software developer, designer, and architect.  During his time with AT&T/Lucent, Raymond worked with different development teams to deliver network management solutions to various customers around the world.

Raymond received his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.  He later received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Minnesota.