Callie M. Bell, J.D.
Phone: (608) 661-3591
Callie has over nine years of experience as a patent attorney and has been named a Top Rated Lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell® with an AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rating. Prior to forming Bell & Manning, LLC, Callie was a Senior Counsel with Foley & Lardner, LLP, where she worked for six and a half years.
- Baylor Law School, J.D., 2003
- Executive editor, Baylor Law Review
- University of Alabama in Huntsville, Graduate Coursework in Electrical Engineering
- 27 hours completed
- Clemson University, B.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, 1985
- Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society
Registered Patent Attorney, U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
State Bar of Wisconsin
Callie has prepared over 150 patent applications and prosecuted over 250 patent applications in a wide variety of engineering and software areas, including those related to medical devices such as surgical robotic systems and imaging systems (CT, MRI, Microwave, Ultrasound), laboratory instrumentation (chromatography systems, spectrometry systems, assay analysis devices, electronic pipettes), software (control algorithms, image processing, signal processing, data processing), communication systems, power systems, antennas, and mechanical devices such as peristaltic pumps and pipettes. As examples, Callie wrote and prosecuted the applications/patents listed below by general technical area:
- U.S. Pat. No. 7,647,089, Surface Identification Using Microwave Signals For Microwave-Based Detection Of Cancer.
- U.S. Pat. No. 7,809,427, Time Domain Inverse Scattering Techniques For Use In Microwave Imaging.
- U.S. Pat. No. 7,840,045, Method And System For Parallel Reconstruction In The K-Space Domain For Application In Imaging Systems.
- U.S. Pat. No. 8,155,389, Method And System For Motion Correction In Imaging Systems.
- U.S. Pat. No. 8,190,633, Enabling Provenance Management For Pre-Existing Applications.
- U.S. Pat. No. 8,229,967, Space Efficient Visualization of Pedigree Data.
- U.S. Pat. No. 8,320,489, Determining Channel Coefficients in a Multipath Channel.
- U.S. Pub. No. 8,417,662, Adjustable Alert Rules For Medical Personnel.
- U.S. Pub. No. 2011/0298802, Mesh Formation For Multi-Element Volumes.
- U.S. Pub. No. 2011/0276915, Automated Development of Data Processing Results.
- U.S. Pub. No. 2012/0105469, Rapid, Interactive Editing Of Massive Imagery Data.
- U.S. Pat. No. 7,570,063, Space-Time Microwave Imaging For Cancer Detection.
- U.S. Pat. No. 7,881,671, Method And System For Retrieving Information From Wireless Sensor Nodes.
- U.S. Pat. No. 8,000,730, Method And System For Improving Performance In A Sparse Multi-Path Environment Using Reconfigurable Arrays.
- U.S. Pat. No. 8,228,251, Ultra-Wideband, Low Profile Antenna.
- U.S. Pub. No. 8,362,956, Electrically Small, Source Direction Resolving Antennas.
- U.S. Pub. No. 2012/0076498, Hybrid Analog-Digital Phased MIMO Transceiver System.
- U.S. Pat. No. 7,920,942, Control of combined storage and generation in distributed energy resources.
- U.S. Pat. No. 7,787,272, Inverter Based Storage In Dynamic Distribution Systems Including Distributed Energy Resources.
- U.S. Pat. No. 7,715,950, Non-inverter based distributed energy resource for use in a dynamic distribution system.
- U.S. Pub. No. 2012/0086381, Brushless Synchronous Machine Utilizing Third Harmonic Excitation.
- U.S. Pub. No. 2013/0068054, Parallelogram Based Actuating Device.
- U.S. Pat. No. 7,345,610, High Speed Digital-To-Analog Converter.
- U.S. Pat. No. 8,140,292, Method And System For Controlling A Voltage Waveform.
In addition to preparing and prosecuting patent applications, Callie has extensive experience in the following areas:
- Preparation of appeals to the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences. For example, Callie prepared an appeal brief in a case filed under accelerated examination in which the Examiner rejected the independent claims. The Board's decision reversed all of the Examiner's rejections.
- Conduct of freedom-to-operate analyses. For example, Callie has conducted freedom-to-operate analyses resulting in product design recommendations.
- Preparation of invalidity and non-infringement opinions. For example, Callie prepared over a dozen opinions related to patents in the area of robotic surgical devices as part of a new product development process.
- Conduct of patent mining analysis. For example, Callie analyzed a diverse portfolio of patents related to various aspects of web based systems to identify the strengths and weaknesses of each patent prior to licensing discussions.
- Resolution of inventorship disputes. For example, Callie assisted in the resolution of an inventorship dispute that arose between a client and a university professor.
- Provision of technical and legal consultation in patent infringement litigation for both plaintiffs and defendants. For example, in analyzing the patents asserted in one case, Callie identified issues related to inequitable conduct, indefiniteness, and joint infringement, which facilitated settlement negotiations.
Publications and Presentations as an Attorney
Intellectual Property Overview, Make Mine a Million $ Business, Madison, WI (June 2007).
Protecting Your Market Share Using Intellectual Property, Software & Information Industry Association Webinar, Madison, WI (June 2007).
Callie's technical expertise includes 16 years as a software developer. As a lead developer and Project Manager, she designed the Advanced Subsystem, Element, and System Simulation (ASESS), a simulation of ground, space, and air based sensors and weapons. ASESS utilizes many of the latest simulation development technologies such as object oriented C++, a reusable, highly modular framework, the High Level Architecture, and XML.
In addition to being the project lead, Callie developed the radar models including the pulse schedulers, data and signal processing algorithms, and resource management algorithms. Callie also developed the satellite orbital element set flight models and the 3-degree of freedom (DoF), and 6-DoF missile flight models for thrusting and non-thrusting bodies as well as the earth atmosphere, terrain, gravitation, and rotation models used to simulate the sensor and flight model dynamics. Callie also developed the math library including coordinate system transformation functions and integration algorithms.
Callie also conducted numerous performance analyses of various radar and missile systems using simulations such as ASESS.
Callie also assisted in the development of an International emergency management planning exercise consisting of emergency responder teams from Ukraine, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia as part of NATO's Partnership for Peace (PfP) program. Callie assisted the Slovakian responder team during the exercise conducted in L'Viv Ukraine using geographic information system software.
Callie designed and developed a software configuration management system for a Test Engineering Department to conform with ISO standards using the Perl, KSH, C, and C++ languages. The software placed under configuration management tested the hardware and software components of the high-end graphics computers that the company manufactured.
Publications and Presentations as an Engineer
C3 (Command, Control, and Communications) and ISR Modeling in ASESS, Fall SIW Conference, Orlando, FL (Sept. 2000).
An Architecture to Support an Extensible and Scalable Simulation, Summer Computer Simulation Conference, Vancouver, BC, Canada (July 2000).
HLA Implementation to Support FOM Independence, PHALANX - MORS Quarterly Journal (Dec. 1999).
Invited Speaker, HLA User's Group Kick-off Meeting, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL (Sept. 1999).
ASESS HLA Interface Implementation to Support Execution in Multiple Federations, MORS Symposium, West Point Military Academy, NY (June 1999).
HLA Implementation to Support Multiple FOMs, Spring SIW Conference, Orlando, FL (Mar. 1999) (selected by the Conference Committee as one of the "Top Ten" papers).
Benefits of Elevated Sensors to Cruise Missile Defense, MAS Conference, Huntsville, AL (May 1998).
Simulation Framework to Support the Broad Spectrum of Systems Analysis, Summer Computer Simulation Conference, Washington, DC (July 1997).
ASESS, MORS Symposium, Quantico, VA (June 1997).
IBIS Tool Set Implementation of BM/C3 Processing, ADPA BM/C3 Conference, US Air Force Academy, CO (Mar. 1994).
American Bar Association
American Intellectual Property Law Association
Wisconsin Bar Association