Our Team

All of our attorneys at Advent are registered patent Attorneys with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.  We all have hard science or engineering backgrounds.  Our team routinely develops business strategies and assessments in all areas of intellectual property including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and related contracts and licenses.

Rebecca A. Bortolotti

Rebecca A. Bortolotti
Owner/Partner

Rebecca Bortolotti is an owner and partner of Advent, LLP, a law firm that brings innovative solutions to support the growth and development strategies of its clients. Rebecca’s practice focuses on...

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Ryan T. Grace

Ryan T. Grace
Owner/Founding Partner

Ryan is a Patent Attorney whose practice spans all areas of  Intellectual Property including patents, trademarks, copyrights,  trade secrets, licenses, litigation support and related...

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Kevin E. West

Kevin E. West
Owner/Founding Partner

Kevin is a Registered Patent Attorney and a founding partner of Advent.  Shortly after Advent’s formation, Kevin helped Advent to become one of the largest intellectual property law firms in...

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Dan Honz

Dan Honz
Partner

Dan is a Patent Attorney whose practice focuses exclusively in the area of intellectual property, with specialization in patent prosecution.  Dan employs diverse strategies during prosecution,...

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Gary Keller

Gary Keller
Partner

Gary's intellectual property law practice is centered on guiding clients through the maze of obtaining intellectual property protection for their hard work and innovation.  His practice includes...

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Faisal Abou-Nasr

Faisal Abou-Nasr
Patent Attorney

Faisal is a registered patent attorney with a background in electrical engineering.  He enjoys working with clients in a variety of fields. Faisal has worked with technologies that include computer...

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Collen A. Beard

Collen A. Beard
Of Counsel

Collen is Of Counsel at Advent, LLP. Collen practices intellectual property law and has experience working with a wide range of clients, from Fortune 500 companies to universities and individuals....

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Mallory Henninger

Mallory Henninger
Patent & Trademark Attorney

Mallory is an attorney at Advent practicing primarily in Patents and Trademarks. Prior to attending law school, Mallory earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree.  During that time Mallory spent time...

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Erik Antonson

Erik Antonson
Patent Agent

Erik has been working in Intellectual Property since 2003, first as a technical advisor and as a registered patent agent since 2010. Erik joined Advent in 2011. In his role at Advent, Erik focuses...

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Jeff Knapp

Jeff Knapp
Patent Agent

Jeff is a registered patent agent with over 25 years of patent experience, joining Advent in 2017.  He was a Patent Examiner for the US Patent and Trademark Office for over eight years before...

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Heidi Antonson

Heidi Antonson
Patent Illustrator

Heidi has been working in Patent Illustration since 2003.  She has worked as a contract Patent Illustrator since 2007 for several different Patent and Trademark law firms, as well as individual...

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