Announces the Expansion of its East Coast Operations


TT Consultants announces the expansion of its East Coast operations area offices with addition of experienced IP professionals, Joy L. Bryant, Esq. and Dr. Stephen Gucker. They join Dr. Nirmal Basi, CEO TT Consultants, in our Gaithersburg, Maryland office. They will be involved in client interactions, sales & marketing, and operations assistance.


Joy L. Bryant, Esq.

  • Registered with the USPTO as a Patent Attorney, Member of the DC and Virginia Bars.
  • M.A. degree in Applied Science – Patent Practice, M.S. degree in Polymer Science, B.S. degree in Chemistry.
  • Serves as an independent Sales & Marketing Advisor for TT Consultants US Sales & Marketing team.
  • Owner and Manager of her own Patent Firm since 1995.
  • Founder of the National Association of Patent Practitioners (NAPP), a nonprofit professional organization for patent agents and patent attorneys, served as the Executive Director and on the Board of Directors for 10 years.
  • Director of the Technology Transfer Program at the College of William and Mary for 4 years (part time).
  • Trained as a Patent Agent in the Office of Patent Counsel at NASA Langley Research Center.
  • Owner & Operator of a specialty food manufacturing and retail business for 9 years.
  • Worked as an industrial polymer chemist in product development for 6 years.


Dr. Stephen Gucker

  • Patent Examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for 20+ years
  • Registered U.S. Patent Agent
  • PhD in Neuroscience
  • National Research Associate at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • Expertise in Molecular & Cellular Biology and Pharmacology
  • Clinical Research Scientist at the Neuropharmacology Research Laboratory, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Numerous Peer-Reviewed Publications and Scientific Meeting Presentations
  • Technical Biosensor Consultant for Mission Research Corporation
  • Active member of Patent and Trademark Office Society (PTOS) and Patent Office Professional Association (POPA) since 1995

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