Biographies

The Boisbrun Hofman firm concentrates practice in the area of IP law.  With information and innovation becoming the most valuable assets to both commercial organizations and societies across the globe, Mr. Boisbrun and Mr. Hofman believe Boisbrun Hofman, PLLC is uniquely positioned to provide the concomitant IP services, with big-firm service at small-firm costs.

Glenn Boisbrun - Founder

Glen BoisbrunMr. Boisbrun has a broad range of IP experience that includes patent and trademark preparation, prosecution, and litigation matters, as well as licensing and opinion work.  He has extensive experience developing and evaluating IP portfolios, including in the development of several technology companies as both an advisor and Board of Directors member.  His background and experience allow him to offer a real world understanding of the many factors that go into a successful business and the IP strategies that contribute to a company's bottom line.  Glenn received his Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from Pennsylvania State University, his Juris Doctorate from Louisiana State University, and his MBA from University of Texas at Dallas.

Dave Hofman - Founder

Dave HofmanMr. Hofman is an accomplished IP prosecutor with notable contributions to business units in corporate organizations involved in emerging technologies.  Mr. Hofman has participated in the global business of IP asset protection for a variety of industries including oil & gas, semiconductor, telecommunications, and medical devices and instrumentation, among many others.  Mr. Hofman possesses a wide range of intellectual property experience that he brings from his corporate background.  He has made success and profitability by applying his experience to real-world IP opportunities.  Dave received his Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Houston.

David Weisberg - Of Counsel

David Weisberg has broad experience with patent and trademark prosecution, patent litigation, freedom of operation, and agreement work. He has significant experience in the medical device, oil & gas, pharmaceuticals, and semiconductor industries. Mr. Weisberg previously served as Counsel for ExxonMobil, working for over 10 years in their Chemicals and Downstream affiliates, managing portfolios in synthetic biofuels (involving genetic modification of algae), molten carbonate fuel cells, marine/jet/automotive petroleum fuels, fuels/lubricants hydroprocessing, and inorganic hydrocarbon catalysts/sorbents, among others. Mr. Weisberg also served as an undergraduate research assistant in Chemical Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) focused on polymer scaffolds for cell growth. He earned his Bachelor's degree in Materials Science & Engineering at MIT, earned his Master's degree in Materials Science from Pennsylvania State University, completed the research/coursework for a Doctorate in Polymer Science from Pennsylvania State University, and earned his Juris Doctorate from George Washington University Law School.

Tom Papuga - Attorney

Mr. Papuga has broad experience with patent and trademark prosecution, including patent and business tort litigation. He specializes in mechanical and electro-mechanical technologies, including significant experience with oil and gas technologies. Prior to his legal career, Mr. Papuga worked as a professional engineer, specializing in fluid power and mechanical control systems in the manufacturing and pharmaceutical industries. Tom earned his Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Rutgers University and his Doctor of Jurisprudence from South Texas College of Law.

Dave Corley - Technical Advisor

Dave Corley has more than 40 years of experience as a nuclear and software engineer, including specialty as a Director of Product Management and Director of Engineering at Selsius Systems and Cisco Systems, where he led the product definition and market introduction activities of the first commercial Internet Protocol Private Branch Exchange (IP PBX) and other distributed telecommunications innovations. These activities included the preparation and authorship of several ground-breaking patents related to distributed voice-over-IP intellectual property He also served as an expert witness relating to his telecommunications experience while at Selsius, Cisco and Netsocket. Dave received his Bachelor of Science in aerospace engineering from the United States Naval Academy and his Master of Science in mechanical engineering from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School. Dave served as a nuclear-trained submarine officer during his 22 year service in the U.S. Navy.

Mark Jacobs - Technical Advisor

Mark Jacobs has more than 40 years of experience as an analog and systems engineer, including as a Technical Manager at Lucent Technologies for over 30 years, where he led an advanced development group for power electronics and a systems engineering group for new power architectures in telecom systems.  Mark is also a named inventor on more than 50 patents that cover technologies ranging from control systems to circuit topologies to system architectures.  Mark received his Bachelor of Science, Master of Science and Doctorate in electrical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.

John Volpi - Technical Advisor

John Volpi has served as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for three companies, as well as Technical Manager, General Manager, and a member of a patent oversight committee at Texas Instruments and Raytheon.  He has over 44 years of direct experience in Analog/Digital Decision and Systems Architecture.  His experience includes wireless technologies ranging from only a few KHz through the infrared spectrum, and he has also served as an expert witness.  John received his BS and MS degrees in physics from the Illinois Institute of Technology and Michigan State University, respectively, and is currently a Senior Member of the IEEE being recognized for his work in intellectual property.  He has over 26 awarded patents, both U.S. and foreign, and many additional pending patent applications.

Richard Krobusek - Patent Agent

Mr. Krobusek has wide range of experience in technical writing, management, supervision, aviation and technical positions. Richard has been a Deputy Program Manager at Texas Instruments and a Retired Lieutenant Colonel with 21 years Commissioned Service with the United States Air Force. As a patent practitioner since 1998, Mr. Krobusek has prepared and prosecuted patents in a wide variety of disciplines including internal combustion engine design, air conditioning systems, semiconductor manufacture, oil and gas downhole tools, and subterranean fuel storage. Richard received his Bachelor of Science from the U.S. Air Force Academy and a Master of Science in aerospace engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology.

Trifon Liakopoulos - Technical Advisor

Trifon Liakopoulos has served as a Member of Technical Staff for Bell Labs, and a co-founder and Director of MEMS Technology for a spin-out operation of Bell Labs focusing on integrated power management solutions. He has developed CMOS compatible passive magnetic devices for power applications via MEMS fabrication processes including revolutionary micro-inductors, micro-transformers, and micro-fluxgate magnetic sensors with ultra-high sensitivity and the first ever micro-machined electroplates permanent magnet arrays on silicon wafers. Trifon has setup a wafer process prototype lab and established a MEMS technology platform for PowerSoC device manufacturing. In keeping with the Bell Labs culture, he has authorized more than 18 patents and is recognized as an industry expert in MEMS technology and semiconductor processing, especially in power electronics. Trifon received his BS and MS degrees in physics, and a Doctorate in electrical engineering from University of Cincinnati.

Al Cioffi - Technical Advisor

Al Cioffi has more than 36 years of technology management and executive leadership experience in telecommunication, reliable power, reserve energy, and alternative energy industries. He began his career in 1980 at AT&T Bell Labs and held several leadership positions at RELTEC Lorain Products division (now Marconi) and General Electric. Mr. Cioffi has published numerous articles and conference papers and holds seven patents. Of the seven patents, Mr. Cioffi is an author of several patents directed to computer security. He has implemented several transformative business process re-engineering projects and integrated several operations post acquisition. He authored and received a Department of Energy grant for a photovoltaic health monitoring and management system. He also served on a Deming prize winning quality team – the first non-Japanese manufacturing team to ever achieve this honor. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Manhattan College, a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Polytechnic Institute of NY, and has studied business and finance at the Wharton school of business.