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Sayaka Reed

Patent Agent

What you should know about me:

I became a patent agent with Dority & Manning in 2020 after completing a cooperative education program. I am excited to work with the Electrical Engineering & Computer Science practice group and collaborate with the incredible D&M team and clients. I enjoy working with inventors to understand what about their inventions excites them, and to provide patent coverage that aligns both strategically and emotionally.

  • Known for her willingness to jump in and help with any project
  • Won three consecutive gold medals in the Southeast club team women’s sabre (fencing) tournament
  • Earned an honorable mention in NIH Design in a biomedical undergraduate team competition

Sayaka’s Experience

Sayaka assists various clients in the Electrical and Computer Science spaces with both U.S. and international matters. She has also participated in strategic client patent portfolio assessment and management. Sayaka prioritizes collaboration to help further both the client and inventor’s goals. She works with clients supporting a wide variety of subject matter, including machine-learning and autonomous vehicles.

Sayaka’s technical experience includes a study abroad program in Tokyo, Japan where she conducted research on terahertz spectroscopy and adipose derived stem cells.

Background & Credentials


  • Clemson University (B.S., Bioengineering, magna cum laude, 2020)


  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


  • Native fluency in English
  • Native fluency in Japanese

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