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José A. Medina-Cruz joined Ferraiuoli LLC in November 2015 as an Associate for the Intellectual Property Department. Prior to becoming an Associate, Mr. Medina-Cruz served as a law clerk for the Intellectual Property Department since 2013. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Computer Science from the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus. He is also a Registered Patent Practitioner at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”).
Before joining Ferraiuoli, Mr. Medina-Cruz worked as a computer scientist at the University of Puerto Rico where he developed High-Performance Computing (HPC) systems and as a research assistant for various science laboratories.
During his studies at the University of Puerto Rico School of Law, Mr. Medina-Cruz focused his studies on Intellectual Property Law and participated in the Patent Externship Experience Program at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Mr. Medina-Cruz served as a practitioner in the Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Legal Aid Clinic. The clinic is part of the Law School Clinic Certification Program by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office where law students are granted limited recognition to practice law (under attorney supervision) before the USPTO. In addition, Mr. Medina-Cruz participated in the Intellectual Property Pro Bono.