EDUCATIONJ.D., University of Georgia
B.S., Chemical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Rivka D. Monheit, J.D.
Ms. Monheit regularly writes and prosecutes patent applications, invalidity and non-infringement opinion letters, and negotiates and drafts patent license agreements. Ms. Monheit has also filed Appeal Briefs and presented oral arguments before the Federal Circuit and the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (now PTAB).
Reliability, a multi-dimensional understanding of patent law as it applies to business, attention to detail, and tangible results have brought Ms. Monheit’s clients back again and again. She effectively communicates to clients the options along with the potential risks and rewards relating to protecting their intellectual property. Whether a start-up company, a tech transfer office at a university, or a multi-national corporation, Ms. Monheit seeks to cultivate a personal connection with every client she serves.
Ms. Monheit is a registered patent attorney, a member of the Georgia Bar, American Bar Association, American Intellectual Property Law Association, and the American Chemical Society. She is actively involved in the Intellectual Property (IP) Law Section of the Georgia Bar, and currently serves as the Secretary. Previously, Ms. Monheit served as the chair of the Community Outreach Committee, Patent Committee, the Philanthropy/ Outreach Committee, and the Special Events Committee, and organized a variety of CLE programs, including the popular “IP Boot Camp”. In 2014, Ms. Monheit served on the Advisory Committee that created Georgia's Pro Bono Patent Program (Georgia PATENTS). Ms. Monheit is also actively involved in the Intellectual Property Law Section of the American Bar Association, and is the current chair of the Patent Legislation Committee.
Ms. Monheit was selected by her peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers® in Georgia for Intellectual Property Law in 2016 and 2017.
Ms. Monheit earned a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering, with high honors, from the Georgia Institute of Technology. While at Georgia Tech, Ms. Monheit performed research in Emory University Hospital. She earned her J.D., cum laude, from the University of Georgia School of Law, where she served as articles editor for the Journal of Intellectual Property Law and authored “The Importance of Correct Inventorship,” 7 J. Intell. Prop. L. 191 (1999). During law school, she also worked as a scientific advisor in a law firm.