iPad and iPhone Patent and Skype Apps

Debora Plehn Dujowich Attorney

Debora Plehn-Dujowich is a patent and trademark attorney at Philadelphia-based Drinker Biddle & Reath. She focuses her practice on the fields of biotech, biochemistry and chemistry.

Plehn-Dujowich is an accomplished scientist as well as a lawyer. She obtained her undergraduate degree in biochemistry at Geneva University, a master’s degree in life sciences from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel, and she has a doctorate degree in biology from Yale University. Her scientific research has won awards and she has been published in numerous scientific journals.

She is also multilingual. Her father worked for the United Nations and Plehn-Dujowich was born in Mexico but grew up in Switzerland. She is fluent in English, French and Spanish. She also speaks some German and Hebrew. And she tweets from @deboraplehn.

This week, she shares some of her favorite apps with Lawyer Tech Review.

Devices

iPhone and iPad

App for work

For patent lawyers who consult the U.S. Manual of Patent Examining Procedure, Plehn-Dujowich notes that there is an app for that and it is one of her favorites for work. The free MPEP app is available for the iPhone and iPad and is current through July 2010. (clickable affiliate link)

The app allows for offline access. Plehn-Dujowich says, “I commute to and from work on the train and 3G reception is not always good. Having the app comes in handy when I want to consult the MPEP.”

App for fun

Plehn-Dujowich grew up in Switzerland, studied in Israel and now lives in the United States. She has friends and family who live all over the world. To keep in touch, she uses Skype with her iPhone 4. “With Skype, I can even video chat with them from my phone. It is wonderful.”

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