Leon G. Castro

Leon G. Castro

Patent Agent

Leon G. Castro is a patent agent with Suiter Swantz IP. Leon received his B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Nebraska Lincoln.

During his time at UNL, Leon performed research involving the fabrication of porous silica and porous alumina.  Leon gained firsthand experience with spectroscopic ellipsometry to characterize materials, study organic material adsorption rates and investigate material biocompatibility.  Through his studies and research activities, Leon gained a broad technical background in the areas of electronics, integrated circuit fabrication, spectroscopy, optics, materials, and biointeractions.

Prior to joining Suiter Swantz, Leon was employed in the technology transfer office of a major university where he worked to commercialize university research.  His efforts included fostering university-industry relations, determining the commercial potential of university-developed innovations, and licensing university owned patent rights.  Leon advanced university technologies by partnering with Fortune 500 companies that could sponsor research and commercialize university inventions.

Leon has been an active member of various industry organizations giving presentations at conferences and being a registered member of the Licensing Executives Society (LES), Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM), and the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA).

Leon has 10 years of experience investigating prior art and performing patent related searches.  He presently focuses on patent prosecution and has drafted scores of patent applications and office action responses.

Outside the office, Leon enjoys various sports, and as an Eagle Scout, volunteers as a Scoutmaster for a local troop of the Boy Scouts of America.  Leon is also an avid singer and has participated in several a cappella groups including the Wayne State College Madrigal Singers.

Leon is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

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