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Tima McGuthry-Banks
Primary Patent Examiner
United States Patent & Trademark Office

Degree(s) at UMD:

  • B.S. in Chemical Engineering at University of Maryland College Park, 1992

Degree(s) at Other Institutions:

  • M.S. Chemical Engineering at Howard University, 1998


Tima has 13 years and counting of experience in United States Patent & Trademark Office. She is a proud proponent of volunteer service with her involvement in NSBE-USPTO, the Master Gardener Association, and many more. She has been trained and certified in Scrum.


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