Clara B. Picallo, Ph.D., focuses her practice on patent prosecution support in computer technologies. She has advanced knowledge of computer science topics, particularly computer-aided design and engineering across multiple domains, and is experienced in dealing with patentability issues relating to computer-implemented inventions.
Her technical experience includes computer-aided design and engineering; automotive; aerospace; business methods; solar and wind energy production; petrochemistry; and 3D printing. During her Ph.D. and career as a researcher, Clara developed simulations for the analysis of fracture mechanics, biological membranes, and nanofluidics, among other topics. Prior to joining Fish & Richardson, Clara was a patent examiner at the European Patent Office in the field of computer-aided design. Her seven years of experience at the EPO gave her broad expertise in computer science topics in a variety of fields and in evaluating the technical character of computer-implemented inventions.