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John Moetteli US Patent Attorney and Former JSC NASA Engineer

John Moetteli
John Moetteli, Esq.

Professional Engineer and International Patent Attorney-at-law, John Moetteli has enjoyed a successful and interesting professional career.


One chapter of significance was featured on the Discovery Channel's Invention series, sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution, in 1996, namely, his experiences as a senior design engineer for NASA in Houston where he was responsible for the design and development of the ORU Transfer Device, NASA's backup to the Canadian Robotic Arm.

Shuttle Columbia's First Spacewalk

On the first-ever spacewalk from space shuttle Columbia, during the STS-87 mission, astronaut Winston E. Scott and MS Takao Doi work with a simulated battery and 156-pound crane dubbed the "USA Crane". This was also the first ever spacewalk for Japan. The crane's inclusion and the work with it are part of a continuing preparation effort for future work on the International Space Station.

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John Moetteli featured on the Discovery Channel's "Invention" Series (4:11s)

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John now applies his talents in the practice of law, in particular, patent law, where his thorough understanding of inventing, intellectual property law and business enable him to counsel business managers and inventors alike, regarding the steps necessary to protect inventions against copiers. At his law firm Da Vinci Partners LLC, he and his colleagues specialize in US and European Patent, Trademark, and Copyright registrations, including licensing, infringement, invalidity, and enforceability patent opinions involving US patents, software, methods, and biotech patent applications, as well as patent filing strategy.

Space Station Invention

Photos from John's experience as a senior design engineer at NASA (click on a thumbnail for full view).
John weightless in simulated zero-gravity flight c.1995 (Houston) John standing with NASAs C 135, better known as the Vomit Comet John demonstrating  use of the mechanical telescoping crane
NASA Astronaut preparing for simulation of the mechanical arm NASA Astronaut testing mechanical arm designed by John Moetteli Close up of John featured on the Discovery Channels Invention series
John weightless in simulated zero-gravity flight c.1995 (Houston)

Discovery Channel's Invention Series

Along with this mechanical telescoping crane, John designed the O-Ratchet, a mechanics hand tool distributed on the Internet and at Sears stores. Below are stills from an eposide of the Discovery Channel's Invention series featuring John Moetteli.
John outlining the challenges in moving space cargo John explaining how the O-Ratchet was invented Johns critical move into patent law
NASA Astronaut testing mechanical arm designed by John Moetteli The O-Ratchet is distributed on the Internet and at Sears store The Trash-Coup - a patented invention by John Moetteli
John outlining the challenges in moving space cargo

Discovery Channel Videos Clips

The following video clips have been taken from the Discovery Channel's Invention series, sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution, in 1996, namely, his experiences as a senior design engineer for NASA in Houston where he was responsible for the design and development of the ORU Transfer Device, NASA's backup to the Canadian Robotic Arm.

Space Crane (39 secs.)

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Challenges (13 secs.)

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Life Achievement (29 secs.)

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Space Shuttle STS-96 Discovery ISS First In

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