Rodney E. Haven


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Rod Haven is an associate with Black McCuskey in the Intellectual Property practice group.  He has experience writing and prosecuting United States and foreign patent applications for electrical and mechanical inventions. Rod has also performed patentability analysis and drafted patentability letters. In addition, he has experience with trademark prosecution, trade secret protection, copyright law and has conducted trademark and trade dress infringement analysis.

Rod is registered as a professional engineer in the state of Ohio.

His notable experience includes:

  • Writing and prosecuting patent applications for advanced weapons and electronic systems for a national defense contractor
  • Writing and prosecuting patent applications in computer hardware and software in technology fields; as well as in the electric and mechanical engineering fields
  • Working in the engineering design profession for 15 years at several companies including Intel, Cisco and Compaq

While at Intel, Rod was one of the original designers of the Pentium 4 microprocessor which was a completely new microprocessor designed over a three year period and that initially ran at 4 GHz.  The Pentium 4 microprocessor was also the first multi-threaded, superscalar microprocessor able to retire several instruction each clock cycle.  Rod initially designed a portion of this microprocessor at a high architectural level using a hardware descriptive language similar to Verilog before designing logic at a submicron individual transistor level.  While at Cisco, Rod designed application specific semiconductor (ASIC) chips for wireless 802.11 LAN access points including implementing advanced encryption standard (AES) and other cryptographic algorithms in hardware within those ASIC chips.

Rod was a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy and held U.S. Secret as well as NATO Secret security clearances.