Carol A. Spiegel Esq.

Access Reports, Inc.

Carol A. Spiegel, currently an IP Consultant for patent issues at the UMBC at The Universities at Shady Grove, is a former Administrative Patent Judge who served on the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (now the Patent Trial and Appeals Board) from 1999 through 2010 before retiring from government service. Judge Spiegel adjudicated cases primarily in the areas of biotechnology, pharmacology, medical devices, and chemistry.  Prior to her appointment to the Board, Judge Spiegel was a primary examiner in the Biotechnology group at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

She is certified as Chemist and as a Specialist in Clinical Chemistry by the American Association for Clinical Pathology. Judge Spiegel is a Master in the Giles S. Rich American Inn of Court and is a member of the American Bar Association, the American Intellectual Property Law Association, and the American Society for Clinical Pathology.

Judge Spiegel received her B.S. from Loyola University, a M.S. in Biotechnology from The Johns Hopkins University, and a J.D. from the George Washington University Law School.

She is a co-author of the Bloomberg BNA treatise Post-Grant Patent Practice.