Jocelyn D. Ram

Senior Counsel

Professional Profile

With two decades of intellectual property experience, in both private practice and at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Jocelyn Ram brings a unique perspective to Erise and its clients.

Jocelyn utilizes unique insider knowledge of the USPTO in strategizing for her clients on how to quickly acquire valid patents and build a comprehensive IP portfolio. Her technology background focuses on electromechanical, mechanical, and software technologies, with specialization in the medical field.

Her bachelor’s in biomedical engineering from Cornell University and master’s in communications & technology from Georgetown University provide a strong foundation for both understanding the technical and legal aspects of patent law and for expertly communicating this subject matter to diverse audiences.

As a speechwriter for Andrei Iancu, former Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO, and Laura Peter, former Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the USPTO, Jocelyn worked closely with top executives and senior staff from across the agency in drafting remarks for over 60 public events, including 18 keynotes.

Jocelyn’s international patent expertise stems from working a patent business analyst in the USPTO Office of International Patent Cooperation where she collaborated on work-sharing initiatives with international patent offices. She also helped develop and improve Global Dossier, a patent prosecution tool, and has presented numerous training seminars to internal and external audiences.

Skills gained while a primary patent examiner at the USPTO provide her with a unique understanding of the examination process, which is instrumental in obtaining strong patents with meaningful claim scope for Erise’s clients. Jocelyn has a remarkably high allowance rate due to frequent examiner interviews and the ability to establish a rapport with USPTO staff.

Jocelyn draws on her extensive experience on both the private and government sides of patent law in providing Erise’s clients with high-quality, enforceable intellectual property protection.

  • 2006, J.D., Intellectual Property Concentration with Honors, Boston University School of Law
  • 2002, M.A., Communications, Culture & Technology, Georgetown University, thesis distinction
  • 1999, B.S., Biomedical Engineering, Cornell University, cum laude
  • California
  • Washington, D.C.
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office