Nationwide Patents

​​About Us

Cara C. Morris, Esq.

Ms. Morris is the founder of Nationwide Patents.  She is a licensed patent attorney focusing on legal and business issues at the convergence of Law, Science and Technology. She has over 25 years of highly diversified legal experience. She helps entrepreneurs and businesses create value by advising clients on matters related to intellectual property development and protection, including patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets.  She also provides advice on business matters, including formation, development, manufacturing, licensing, joint ventures, and commercial liability and related litigation.  Representative clients include manufacturers (products for high voltage power industry, electrical products, beverages, consumer electronics, mechanical products), software developers (robotic automation), creative artists (music/video/software), and security systems development (hardware and software). She is admitted to practice in Florida, Massachusetts, and before the US Patent and Trademark Office.

Ms. Morris graduated from Suffolk University Law School She  has a JD and BA. She is admitted to practice in Florida, Massachusetts, and before the US Patent and Trademark Office. She was awarded a Trial Skills National Session Program Diploma from the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) in 2017. She is a Certified E-Discovery Specialist credential granted by ACEDS (since 2016). She is a co-author of The Science & Technology Guidebook for Lawyers (American Bar Assoc., 2014), and co-author of "Crowdsourcing Biological Specimen Identification-Consumer technology applied to healthcare access" (IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine, 2015).  She has served as adjunct at Keiser University providing instruction on a variety of law related topics, including law office technology and torts.  Speaking Engagements: Session Chair at 2013 the IEEE International Symposium on Technology & Society, Social & Legal Implications of Law and Health related Technology, Toronto, Canada. She recently presented DO YOU HAVE AN INVENTION for the Inventors Society of South Florida (May 2016). In addition, she spoke about THE EMERGENCE OF PHARMACO-ELECTRONICS, at the Fourth Annual Conference on Governance of Emerging Technologies: Law, Policy and Ethics, a program developed by her and her colleague, Mr. Carvalko (Arizona State Univ., Sandra Day O'Connor School of Law, May 2016).

Currently Mr. Carvalko is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Quinnipiac University, School of Law, teaching Law, Science and Technology, a member of the Yale School of Medicine Community Bioethics Forum, and a member of the Yale Technology and Ethics working group, member of the ABA and the IEEE. His publications and articles include The Science and Technology Guidebook for Lawyers (ABA Publications, May 2014, co-author), Crowdsourcing Biological Specimen Identification-Consumer technology applied to health care access (IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine, 2015, co-author); and author of New Medical Technologies-The Emergence of Pharmaco-Electronics, (chpt., Biotech. and the Law, ABA, 2015); Basic Copyright, (Now What? The Creative Writer’s Guide to Success After the MFA, chpt., Fairfield U., 2014); Who Should Own In-The-Body Medical Data in the Age of Electronic Medicine? (IEEE Tech. & Soc. Mag., June, 2014); Law and Policy in an Era of Cyborg-Assisted-Life, Tech. & Soc., (2013 IEEE Intl. Symposium, 2013); IP Issues in the Financial & Banking Industries (PA Bar Assn, 2007); Introduction to an Ontology of IP (ABA SciTech, 2005). Mr. Carvalko has a JD law, MFA writing, BS Electrical Eng, A.S. Eng. (mechanical). Mr. Carvalko is a member of the ABA and the IEEE, admitted to practice in New York, Connecticut, and before the US Patent and Trademark. 


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In addition, Ms. Morris is a co-author of The Science & Technology Guidebook for Lawyers (American Bar Assoc., 2014), and co-author of "Crowdsourcing Biological Specimen Identification-Consumer technology applied to healthcare access" (IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine, 2015).  She has served as adjunct at Keiser University providing instruction on a variety of law related topics, including law office technology and torts.  Speaking Engagements include, Session Chair at 2013 the IEEE International Symposium on Technology & Society, Social & Legal Implications of Law and Health related Technology, Toronto, Canada. She recently presented DO YOU HAVE AN INVENTION for the Inventors Society of South Florida (May 2016). In addition, she spoke about THE EMERGENCE OF PHARMACO-ELECTRONICS, at the Fourth Annual Conference on Governance of Emerging Technologies: Law, Policy and Ethics, a program developed with her colleague, Mr. Carvalko (Arizona State Univ., Sandra Day O'Connor School of Law, May 2016).  Ms. Morris has a JD from Suffolk University Law School, a BA from Manhanttanville College and is a candidate for a Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering from Grantham University (expected graduation 2019). 

Joseph R. Carvalko, Esq.

Mr. Carvalko is a patent attorney and engineer (electrical /electronic, software, mechanical), who has represented hundreds of inventors and technology firms for over 30 years. Among other disciplines he practices in the areas of electronic systems, instrumentation, medical devices, mechanical devices, computers/software and communications. His practice also extends to licensing, trademarks and copyrights. He also has litigation/trial experience. Prior to law he was an engineer engaged in computers, programming, telecommunications, and biomedical development engineering (he holds 12 patents (some jointly). His current clients include: start-up tele-medical companies, financial services, computer/software companies and manufacturing companies. He has held previous positions as partner in Duane Morris (NYC), top patent lawyer for Gateway Computer and Hartford Financial Services, General Counsel and board member at Farrel, a publically held, international technology manufacturing company, and senior partner in Dice, Maloney and Carvalko. 

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