Troy P. Anderson

Troy P. Anderson

Patent Agent

Troy P. Anderson is a patent agent with Suiter Swantz IP. Troy holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in Optics from the College of Optics at the University of Central Florida, as well as a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Nebraska Lincoln.

Following graduate school, Troy worked as a Postdoctoral Research Associate and later as a Research Assistant professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Nebraska Lincoln, where he helped grow a multi-disciplinary team to develop novel laser-based methods to functionalize metallic surfaces for efficient heat transfer, self-cleaning surfaces, medical devices, electrolysis, and self-propelled droplet motion applications.  These experiences provide Troy with a broad technical background as well as deep technical expertise in optics, physics, nanotechnology, materials science, metrology, and electrical engineering.

During his time as a researcher, Troy also co-authored over 20 peer-reviewed journal publications and numerous technical conference presentations related to his research on tailoring material properties using femtosecond laser pulses.

Troy draws on his own experience as a researcher to clearly identify novel aspects of an invention, appreciate how the invention integrates with existing technologies, understand the perspectives and expectations of inventors, and craft an intellectual property strategy to fit the available resources.

Troy is a registered as a Patent Agent to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and is currently attending the University of Nebraska College of Law as a part-time student with particular emphasis on both intellectual property and business law.  He is a candidate member of the Nebraska Law Review and has been recognized for his legal writing ability with the Silver Quill Award from the Nebraska State Bar Association and the McGrath North Excellence in Legal Writing Award.

  • Education

    Ph.D. of Science in Optics from the College of Optics at the University of Central Florida

    Master of Science in Optics from the College of Optic at the University of Central Florid

    Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

    Juris Doctor candidate May 2020

  • Admissions

    Registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office

  • News & Publications
  • Honors & Affiliations

    Nebraska Law Review - Candidate Member

    Nebraska Bar Association - Silver Quill Award for Outstanding Legal Writing Ability

    McGrath North Excellence in Legal Writing Award - Top performance in Legal Writing Course

    National Science Foundation - IGERT Fellowship for Doctoral Research

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