IP Department Continues Expansion with Two New Members

February 22, 2021

Montgomery McCracken is pleased to announce the addition of Aaron Haleva and Sarah Bittner to its Intellectual Property Department. Haleva will serve as a partner in the firm’s Cherry Hill office and Bittner as a patent agent in the Philadelphia office.

“We are excited to welcome Aaron and Sarah to our team,” said Alfred W. Zaher, Chair of Montgomery McCracken’s Intellectual Property Department and Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer. “The addition of Aaron and Sarah brings exceptional skill and adds impressive professional credentials to our clients and the firm.”

Haleva focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation, trademarks, and patent preparation and prosecution in various industries including healthcare, pharmaceuticals and immunology, chemical preparations and manufacture, computing systems and architectures, digital technology and coding, memory devices and interfaces, large data mining and artificial intelligence. He has developed on-board interactive vision systems for mobile autonomous robots, created big data analytical tools for immunology-based patient data to predict onset of disease and severity of conditions, and has navigated the patent procurement process both as an inventor and as an attorney.

Prior to joining Montgomery McCracken, Haleva was an attorney at a national law firm.

Haleva earned his J.D. degree from Fordham University School of Law, his M.S.E.E. and B.S.E.E degrees from University of Washington, and his A.B. degree from Columbia University.

Bittner focuses her practice on patent preparation and prosecution and assisting with patent counseling, primarily in the chemical and materials arts. Sarah has experience in the biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medical device, nanotechnology, polymer, and oil and gas industries.

Prior to joining Montgomery McCracken, Bittner was a patent agent at a national law firm.

Bittner earned her Ph.D. degree from University of Chicago. She received a B.S. from University of California, Berkeley.

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