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Patent attorney with a technical background in mechanical and aerospace engineering and materials science, as well as expertise in teaching and technical communication. Practice currently limited to contract work in patent drafting and litigation support for law firms.


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Practice Areas


  1. Patent Application: 40%
    13 years
  2. Trademark Application: 25%
    11 years
  3. Intellectual Property: 20%
    11 years
  4. Patent Infringement: 15%
    11 years



Hourly ($250-300/hour)

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Contact Info

755 Renfrew Rd.
El Sobrante, CA, 94803


DCActive 201005/24/2015

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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Witkin Award - Patent LawGolden Gate University School of LawN/A
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorGolden Gate University Schol of Law2007 - Present
Of Counsel Patent AttorneyWest & Associates, PC2003 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Motivational Baseball Glove (US 7,674,195)issued patent
Guitar music sheet holderissued patent
Sage Publications, Inc. v. Kirk, Trademark Trial and Appeal Boardsettled
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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Auburn UniversityAerospace EngineeringM.A.E.2012
Golden Gate Univ SOLN/AJ.D.2004
Univ of California BerkeleyMechancial EngineeringB.S.1993
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
MCLE Spectacular"Dos and Dont's of Cease-and-Desist Letters in IP"2010
MCLE Spectacular"Covering your Assets"2007