Kintner IP is the patent practice of Mary Ludwig, a Patent Agent with a background in engineering, design, and research. I represent my clients before the USPTO in all phases of patent prosecution:

  • US Patent application preparation and submission (including drawings)
  • US National Phase of the PCT
  • Office Action response / amendments
  • Appeals

Recently Issued Patents

Utility Patents

Design Patents

Design and Engineering

I am a Mechanical Engineer with over 12 years of industry experience in design, prototyping, and evaluation of optical systems for remote sensing applications. My background includes the following areas:

  • Precision mechanical devices
  • Electronic devices
  • Optical systems
  • 2D/3D mechanical design and drafting
  • Lasers
  • Imaging
  • Spectroscopy and remote sensing
  • Signal processing

Small Business Principal

For 10 years I was a Corporate Officer of RL Associates, Inc., a small business specializing in optical systems research, development, design and prototyping. I was the Principal Investigator on several Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Phase II and Phase III contracts with the Department of Defense and NASA.


USPTO Patent Agent Registration Examination, USPTO Registered Patent Agent #71,619

Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA (2002)