I enjoy bicycle riding (for recreation and exercise) during most of the year and Nordic Tracking (for exercise) when not bicycling; trumpet playing; car shows during the summer; and fixing problems around the house.   My professional goal is to get everyone’s patent application processed in most efficient manner.  Ever since KSR v. Teleflex, it has been easier for examiners to use prior art, which is not directly related to the invention being examined.  I listen to my clients and to the patent examiners for the best result.  However, I will not shy away from fighting with patent examiners who use bullying tactics to deny an allowance of a patent application or to grant reasonable claims.