My law practice focuses on the preparation and prosecution of patent applications protecting computer software, hardware and various Internet-related inventions. In addition, my work includes counseling business clients, entrepreneurs and independent inventors on brand management strategies, intellectual property commercialization and infringement issues, and effective strategies for maximizing the value of brand and intangible assets.
In addition to my professional interests, I enjoy bike riding, mountain hiking, reading, travel and learning foreign languages.
Last, but not least, I hold a first degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do.
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish, French
Licensed since 1996
Hourly ($250-280/hour), Contingent (30-50%), Fixed (Sometimes)
Cash, Check, Credit Card
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Graduate Research Scholarship||Semiconductor Research Corporation||1999|
|Graduate Research Fellowship||Intel Corporation||1999|
|ROTC Scholarship||U.S. Air Force||1981|
|Vice President and IP Counsel||PatentCafe, Inc.||2007 - 2008|
|Of Counsel||Axios Law Group, PLLC||2006 - 2007|
|Managing Director||Innovation Asset Management, LLC||2004 - 2007|
|Patent Counsel||Vulcan, Inc.||2003 - 2005|
|Affiliate||Law and Economic Consulting Group||2002 - 2003|
|Associate||Christensen O'Connor Johnson Kindness||2000 - 2002|
|Associate||Preston, Gates & Ellis, LLP||1995 - 1997|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Washington State Patent Law Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association||Member||1996 - Present|
|Softlaw Outlook||Key Considerations for Acquiring Patents from Bankrupt Companies||2001|
|Aspen Law & Business||Emerging Claim Formats for Software Inventions||2001|
|IDEA: The Journal of Law and Technology||Patent Claim Interpretation After Markman||1997|
|Oceana Publications||Procedural Aspects of International Civil Litigation||1994|
|University of Washington -Seattle||Electrical Engineering||M.S.||2000|
|Franklin Pierce Law Center||Law||JD||1995|
|Franklin Pierce Law Center||IP Law||MIP||1995|
|Massachusetts Institute of Technology||Electrical Engineering||S.B.||1985|