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  • Education
    • Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis, 2009, Chemistry
    • M.A., Washington University in St. Louis, 2007
    • M.S., Furman University-Greenville, South Carolina, 2004
    • B.S., cum laude, Furman University-Greenville, South Carolina, 2003
  • Bar Jurisdictions
    • Admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2008

Dr. Schlecht is a patent agent in the firm’s Science and Technology, Life Sciences and Patent practice groups. He has prepared and prosecuted patents in a diverse range of technical fields including chemistry, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, nanotechnology, petrochemistry and material science. Additionally, Dr. Schlecht assists clients in freedom-to-operate assessments in chemistry-related fields and assists foreign associates in the prosecution of international patent applications. He also has experience in providing technical assistance in litigation support.

Dr. Schlecht's publications include:

  • Reflection Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy of Polymer Targets for CO2 Laser Ablation; Proceedings of SPIE, 2008, Vol. 7005, 70052P1-12
  • Trimethoxysilane self-assembled monolayers: Synthesis, characterization and patterning, 2009, Ph.D. Dissertation, Washington University in Saint Louis, UMI publication number 3365169
  • CO2 Laser Ablation Propulsion Tractor Beams, Beamed Energy Propulsion: 6th International Symposium. AIP Conference Proceedings, 2010, 1230: 282–294
  • Reversed-Thrust Laser Propulsion and Astronaut Retrieval, Journal of Propulsion and Power, 2011, 27(5): 1114–1120
  • Functionalization of glass substrates: Mechanistic insights into the surface reaction of trialkoxysilanes, RSC Advances, 2011, 1:1446-1448
  • Laser Ablation Tractor Beaming with Bilayer Targets, 50th American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Aerospace Sciences Meeting Including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition, Nashville, Tennessee, January 9–12, 2012
  • Development of a Biosensor for Riboflavin-binding Protein Using an Electrochemically Transductive Self-assembled Monolayer.  Diss. Furman University, 2004
  • Creation and Control of Defined Protein Patterns on Glass:  Alkyl Chain Length Controls Stability; RSC Adv., 2013, 3(23), 8826-8835