Ronald D. Slusky is a patent attorney in solo private practice in New York City. Ron learned the patent craft at Bell Labs, originally a unit of AT&T and later of Lucent Technologies, from which he retired in 2001 and then opened his private practice. He also served briefly as interim patent counsel for NEC Laboratories America in Princeton, New Jersey.
In his 31-year career at Bell Labs, Ron had the opportunity to mentor dozens of patent attorneys both as a direct mentor and for 13 years as a managing attorney supporting lawyers responsible for patenting inventions in the areas of information sciences, computer systems, modems and telecommunications. One of the most satisfying aspects of his career has been to mentor other attorneys in the “old school” skills that he learned from his mentors at Bell Labs and which he has incorporated into his book, Invention Analysis and Claiming: A Patent Lawyer’s Guide (2d Edition 2012) published by the American Bar Association. For many years his monthly column appeared in Intellectual Property Today.
Ron holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from Columbia University and a JD, cum laude, from Seton Hall University.