Bell & Manning, LLC is a law firm focused exclusively on intellectual property, with a particular emphasis on U.S. and international patents. Our firm philosophy is simple. We leverage the training we received at Foley & Lardner LLP, an international law firm recognized as a leader in intellectual property law, with our own strong technical credentials to provide our clients with the highest quality legal services at small law firm rates.
Our attorneys have extensive technical and legal experience. Not only do our attorneys hold advanced scientific degrees, but they also have real-world experience working in academia and industry. In addition, prior to forming Bell & Manning, LLC, our attorneys spent a number of years working for large national and regional law firms, where they benefitted from sound legal training, while gathering valuable insights about how intellectual property legal services could be delivered effectively and efficiently in a small law firm environment.
Bell & Manning, LLC is dedicated to building long term, collaborative relationships with our clients. As a result, we take the time to gain an understanding of the client's underlying technologies and business goals, allowing us to provide strategic guidance related to a broad range of topics, from invention protection to product development. In addition, because of our small size and our specialized focus on intellectual property, we are able to provide personalized attention to our clients as we help them develop a coherent and effective intellectual property position.
Our firm is committed to providing high quality, personalized services at reasonable rates. Our attorneys function as an efficient and responsive team, giving clients the benefit of our diverse range of technical and legal backgrounds. Our low overhead and small staff size makes it feasible to reduce costs without compromising quality. We also have the flexibility to provide alternative billing arrangements to help our clients meet critical budget goals.
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.
Callie graduated from the Baylor University School of Law in 2003 where she was Executive Editor of the Baylor Law Review. Callie has been a registered patent attorney (Reg. No. 54,989) with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) and a member of the Wisconsin bar in good standing since 2003. Callie received her B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Clemson University in 1985 where she was a member of the Tau Beta Pi engineering honor society. Callie also completed 27 hours of graduate coursework in Electrical Engineering at the University of Alabama-Huntsville with an emphasis in antennas and signal processing.
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.
Before attending law school, Callie spent 16 years with Teledyne Brown Engineering (TBE) in Huntsville, AL. As a lead simulation developer and Project Manager with TBE, Callie 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 (HLA), and extensible markup language (XML). Callie developed the radar models including the pulse schedulers, data and signal processing algorithms, and resource management algorithms. Callie also developed the satellite, 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 effects.