I practice all aspects of patent and trademark work, including counseling clients on means of protection, preparation and filing of applications, prosecution, licensing and enforcement. My background includes the mechanical arts, agriculture and the biological and chemical sciences.
I am an Idaho native, and live in Meridian, Idaho with my wife and three kids.
I am also the author of The Invent Blog®, one of the oldest patent law blogs. The Invent Blog covers technology tips, intellectual property news, and information relevant to independent inventors, small businesses, and the attorneys that serve them.
Licensed since 1998
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|ID||Authorized to practice law||1998||05/16/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Outstanding Service to the Legal Community and Public Award||Idaho State Bar||2005|
|Adjunct Clinical Professor of Trademark Law||University of Idaho, College of Law||2013 - Present|
|Partner||Buchanan Nipper LLC||2010 - Present|
|Partner||Dykas, Shaver & Nipper, LLP||1999 - 2010|
|Attorney||Pedersen & Co.||1998 - 1999|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Idaho State Bar, Law Practice Management Section||Chairman||2005 - 2007|
|Idaho State Bar, Intellectual Property Law Section||Chairman||2003 - 2004|
|The Advocate (Official Publication of the Idaho State Bar)||Olympic Fever – Counseling Your Clients About Avoiding Unlicensed Use of Olympic Trademarks||2008|
|The Advocate (Official Publication of the Idaho State Bar)||Counseling Clients About Invention Promotion Companies||2007|
|The Advocate (Official Publication of the Idaho State Bar)||Trademark Considerations and Business Entity Registration||2006|
|Southern Illinois University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1998|
|Truman State University||Biology||BS - Bachelor of Science||1994|
|Dunes CLE||Tips and Tricks for Expediting Examination of Your Clients’ Cases||2008|