David Carrithers is a Registered Patent Attorney licensed to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
Prior to the practice law, David worked for several years in the field of industrial chemical engineering. His industrial career includes experience as a Process Development Engineer providing technical service to customers and technical support of manufacturing operations in the formulation, extrusion, and processing operation for the PVC, ABS, and CPIC plastics compounding operations of B.F. Goodrich; Production and Research & Development Engineer for Joseph E. Seagram & Sons specializing in new product and process development of alcohol and distillery by-products, and beverages in the wine, beer, spirits, nonalcoholic beverage industry via fermentation, distillation, freeze concentration, separation, filtration and ultra filtration, selective distillation and separation and flavor preservation processes for heat sensitive products, and biochemical processes for the food and beverage industry; and Research and Development Engineer Rhone-Poulenc/Hi-Ten Polymers Group in water soluble polymer applications to the textile industry, paper industry, oil field fracture fluids ad specialty chemical applications. Prior to establishment of Carrithers Law Office, David worked for several years helping to develop the intellectual property practice at Middletown and Reutlinger. David started his law career at O’Donnell, Stutermann & Winger a law firm specializing in intellectual property.
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