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Bernard Anthony Meany

Bernard Anthony Meany, American lawyer, consultant. Bar: California 1966, United States District Court (northern district) California 1966, United States Court Appeals (9th circuit) 1966, United States Court Appeals (Federal circuit) 1973. Named League United Latin American Citizens for Distinguished Contributions; recipient American Jurisprudence award, 1963, Outstanding Contribution award, International Business Machines Corporation, 1971.

Background

  • Meany, Bernard Anthony was born on January 20, 1935 in Jersey City. Son of Walter S. and Cecilia H. (Haidler) Meany.

  • Education

    • BME, Marquette University, 1956. Postgraduate, Syracuse University Graduate School Engineering, 1957. Juris Doctor, Georgetown University, 1965.

    Career

    • Associate engineer International Business Machines Corporation, Poughkeepsie, New York, 1956—1958, senior associate engineer, 1958—1961, attorney-in-training Washington, 1961—1965, patent attorney San Jose, California, 1965—1967. Patent counsel Advanced Computing Systems Laboratory, Menlo Park, 1967—1968, contract representative corporation headquarters Armonk, New York, 1968—1971, director licensing, 1971—1974, director contracts & licensing, 1974—1975. Manager Latin American Patent Operations, Rio de Janeiro, 1978—1981.

      Assistant commissioner patents and trademarks United States Patent & Trademark Office, Washington, 1975—1985. Of counsel technical contracts & licensing Mason, Fenwick & Lawrence, 1982—1983, Ward, Lazarus, Grow & Cihlar, Washington, 1983—1984, partner technical transfer, 1984—1987. Executive partner International Technology Associates, New York City, Washington, Tokyo, since 1982.

      Acting managing director, Chief Executive Officer Insituform Group Ltd, Guernsey, Channel Islands, 1987—1988. Private practice, consultant Washington, since 1988. Principal intellectual property advisor United States Aid Projects, Egypt, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, since 1996.

      Lecturer & author in field. Board directors Insituform Group Ltd., Insituform Technology Services, Comely Investments Ltd., Insituform International BV. Member, president's advisory board Fairfield University.

      Member Georgetown University Law Center. Dean's advisory committee, chairman District of Columbia Alumni Fund. Vice chairman law alumni affairs board National Alumni Fund.

      Board directors community corporations and organizations.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: California 1966, United States District Court (northern district) California 1966, United States Court Appeals (9th circuit) 1966, United States Court Appeals (Federal circuit) 1973.

    Membership

    Member of American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Bar Association, United States Brazil Chamber of Commerce, United States Naval League, United States Executives Rio de Janeiro, Latin American Industrial Property Association, License Executives Society, American Intellectual Property Law Association, California Bar Association, Pharmaceutical Trademarks Group (London) (honorary), Washington Golf and Country (Arlington, Virginia), Farmington Golf and Country (Charlottesville, Virginia), Paisando (Rio de Janeiro), Sloan (London).

    Connections

    • Children: Bernard A., James W., Mary T.
    • father: Walter S. Meany
    • mother: Cecilia H. (Haidler) Meany
    • children: Bernard A. Meany
    • James W. Meany
    • Mary T. Meany
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