Randy R. Schoen, Ph.D.



Law School

Georgia State University 2007
ABA/BNA Award for Excellence in the Study of Intellectual Property Law, Honors in Litigation, Intellectual Property Scholarship


Georgia Institute of Technology, B.E.E. 1989 (with highest honors), Georgia Institute of Technology, M.S.E.E. 1990, Georgia Institute of Technology, Ph.D. 1994, Thesis: On-Line Current-Based Condition Monitoring of Three-Phase Induction Machines, President's Fellowship, Schlumberger Foundation Fellowship

practice areas



After serving aboard a nuclear submarine in the U.S. Navy, Randy attended the Georgia Institute of Technology where he received his Doctorate in Electrical Engineering with concentrations in Electric Power and Control Systems. His research in the area of on-line fault detection resulted in multiple technical publications and the issuance of two patents. Upon graduation, Randy joined The Louis Allis Company as a Senior Electrical Engineer where he was involved in design and development of electric machines for specialized commercial, petrochemical, and mining applications.

In 1996, Randy joined Loher Drive Systems, Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Loher GmbH (now part of Siemens AG), a manufacturer specializing in electrical drive systems up to 10,000 kW for commercial, petrochemical, power generation, shipboard and offshore applications. While there, he held the positions of Manager - Engineering and Executive Vice President. Since joining Thomas | Horstemeyer as an Associate in 2007, Randy has focused on patent and trademark prosecution.

Randy has experience in preparing and prosecuting patent applications involving numerous technologies, including: power distribution and control systems, power electronic systems and devices, micro electro-mechanical systems and fabrication methods, nuclear reactor simulation, battery and fuel cell systems, communications systems & components (electrical & optical), optical fibers, infrared detectors, pixel display devices, image capture devices, image and pattern analysis methods, digital authentication systems, heat transfer and cooling systems, light collimating devices, Boolean and logical analysis methods, integrated circuits, medical devices, crane control systems, nanoparticle systems, environmental sensing systems, computer and internet analysis and scheduling systems.


Randy is licensed to practice in Georgia and registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.