Nationwide Patents

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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Cara C. Morris, Esq.

Ms. Morris is a patent attorney and technologist. She has over 25 years of highly diversified legal experience in the areas of intellectual property, commercial matters and litigation. She represents innovators seeking patents or trademarks and assists in preparing and prosecuting applications, including related litigation and appeals. Her background relates to chemistry and life sciences and technology across a broad sector. Prior to founding Nationwide Patents, she represented clients in a variety of litigation matters relating to commercial liability, contract disputes, professional liability, negligence and civil rights. 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. Ms. Morris is a member of the American Bar Association, the American Intellectual Property Law Assoc.; and IEEE-Society on Social Implications of Technology. 

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. 

She is also a member of the Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce-Life Science Committee. She is a  member of the Keiser University Advisory Board, and former adjunct instructor within the Legal Studies Program. Ms. Morris is co-author of The Science & Technology Guidebook for Lawyers (American Bar Assoc., 2014) and "Crowdsourcing Biological Specimen Identification-Consumer technology applied to healthcare access" (IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine, 2015). She is an FCC Amateur Radio licensee (KM4YEL General Class). She  has a JD and BA. She is admitted to practice in Florida, Massachusetts, and before the US Patent and Trademark Office. 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).

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