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My law firm was founded in 1973 after determining that San Francisco Patent firms did not want general practitioners and San Francisco General Practice firms did not want patent attorneys. I found a like-minded, older, patent and general practitioner, George B. White, now deceased, who invited me to rent an office down the hall from his at $50/mo. on the 8th floor of the Grant Building 1095 Market Street (7th & Market) San Francisco, CA. I rented the office, purchased an IBM Electric typewriter, and hired a secretary who shared George's reception /secretarial area. After Mr. White's death I moved my office and staff (secretary & word processors) sharing high rent office space with other general practitioners on the 3rd Floor of 4 Embarcadero Center in San Francisco. I was the only patent attorney.

Overwhelmed by staffing, personnel problems and high office rent in San Francisco, I took my practice and client base to San Jose associating with the Law Firm of Hamerick, Hoffman, Guillot & Kazabowski which disintegrated at the end of 1986.

In 1987, I opened my office in San Mateo, CA with two computers and no office staff, and I have been happily and successfully serving the demands, and needs of clients and paying my bills ever since. The computers have evolved but not the staff.


Example cases

U.S. Patent Nos. 5,012,396 & 5,235,497 revolutionized lighting in video and television studios;
U.S. Patent Nos. 3,983,777 & 3,983,778 covering the pickups for the Grateful Dead guitars
U.S. Patent Nos. 3,946,332, & 4,088,966, the basis for laser welding systems.
U.S. Patent No. 7,028,947 for a self-powered, tethered decoy for heat-seeking transport aircraft missile defense.
Most recently, U.S. Patent No. 8,044,673 covering a METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR POSITIONING AND CONTACTING SINGULATED SEMICONDUCTOR DIES
These are patents which can be found and reviewed at http://patft.uspto.gov/netahtml/PTO/search-bool.html They also represent, in most of the examples cited, successful conclusions of patent applications initially drafted by the client.
I also have successfully prosecuted an icy roads personal injury action against Nevada County (Curnow v. Nevada County) recovering in excess of $500,000 filed in Nevada County Superior Court, Nevada City, California.



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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Patent Application: 50%
    48 years
  2. Antitrust: 25%
    44 years
  3. Trademark Application: 25%
    44 years

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Hourly ($175-250/hour)

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Contact info

Newhouse David E & Associates

Twin Oaks Office Plaza
477 9th Avenue Suite 112
San Mateo, CA, 94402-1858

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive197211/20/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Patent EngineerLawrence Livermore National Laboratory1967 - 1972
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
San Mateo County Bar AssociationN/A1983 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
U.S. Patent No. 8,044,673 covering a METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR POSITIONING AND CONTACTING SINGULATED SEMICONDUCTOR DIESU.S. Patent No. 8,044,673
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Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Francisco School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1972
University of California - BerkeleyPhysicsBA1966