Meet Our Team

With a team of highly skilled professionals, including experienced patent agents, attorneys, and inventors, Launchpad Patents will help you protect your technology. Some of our patent practitioners have spent years working for high-tech companies; some have extensive in-house patent experience; many are inventors as well. Our director of business development has worked for a local software company for more than a decade, and the head of our paralegal team has years of experience as a paralegal and has served as a clerk of chambers for nineteen barristers in Hong Kong.

Chris Wiklof

Founder and Agent

Chris Wiklof is a registered patent agent, a prolific inventor, and the founder and president of Launchpad Intellectual Property, Inc. Mr. Wiklof founded the company in 2011 with the goal of developing better ways for preparing, filing, and prosecuting patent applications. Wiklof possesses expertise in the areas of automatic identification, chemical, electrical, flexible packaging, fluidics, integrated circuits, manufacturing processes, materials, mechanical, MEMS, optics, physics, and software.
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Nick Bromer

Patent Attorney

Nick Bromer has worked as a patent attorney for nearly twenty-five years and as a professional inventor for more than fifteen. He has successfully prosecuted hundreds of patent applications and has been involved in all phases of patent prosecution as well as litigation. His experience as a patent prosecutor revolves around a wide variety of technical areas, and with training in engineering, physics, and electronics, he is a versatile patent attorney.
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Harold H. Bennett II

Patent Agent

Hal Bennett is a registered patent agent and has been practicing patent law for more than fifteen years. He specializes in domestic and foreign patent prosecution in the mechanical and electronic fields and holds two patents directed at therapy for treatment of nerve injuries. Mr. Bennett has extensive experience with machinery and electronics, which gives him the unique ability to integrate and bridge the worlds of mechanical and electrical devices.
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Hoai Huong Tran

Director, Business Development

A seasoned marketing consultant with more than fifteen years of experience in marketing research, Hoai Huong Tran has served as a consultant for local companies such as Microsoft and Starbucks. At Microsoft, she oversaw the strategy, planning, and operations of many successful market research projects and marketing programs across various products (Windows, Office, Xbox, and Internet Explorer) and departments (Retail Strategy, OEM, Office, Windows, CMG Research). At Starbucks, she performed longitudinal pricing and trend analysis of beverages (100+ SKUs) at their 5,000-plus US locations.
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Renise Fung

Paralegal Manager

Renise Fung has worked as a patent paralegal for nearly eight years and has worked in a law firm setting for more than fifteen years. Before working in the United States, she served as a clerk of chambers for nineteen barristers in Hong Kong. Prior to joining Launchpad Patents, Ms. Fung worked at Graybeal Jackson LLP, a boutique patent law firm, from 2007 as a patent paralegal. At Graybeal she drafted and assisted with the preparation and filing of documents with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, organized and maintained dockets to include patent filing application deadlines, and supported patent attorneys for patent infringement litigation in the United States Supreme Court.
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David Conlee

Affiliate, Patent Attorney

David Conlee has worked as a patent attorney for more than five years and specializes in domestic and foreign patent prosecution. Mr. Conlee has prepared and prosecuted patent applications in a wide range of technologies and has extensive experience in providing infringement, noninfringement, and invalidity analyses. He has managed the prosecution of a large number of international patent applications, working closely with in-house and foreign counsel to procure patents in Europe, Asia, and Latin America.
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If your technology is cutting edge, let our professionals be your shield!

Launchpad Patents practices exclusively within the scope granted by our federal (USPTO) registration. An attorney candidate must agree not to engage in the practice of law outside this scope in conjunction with his or her relationship with Launchpad. Attorneys not registered to practice patent law: sorry, but we cannot provide services outside our scope of practice and likely cannot provide employment.