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I help clients protect their ideas by obtaining software, electrical, and game patents in the United States and internationally. 


Hi, I am Mason Boswell and I founded Boswell IP Law to provide an unparalleled level of service to inventors seeking protection for software ideas.  I started my legal career in the biggest law firm in the Pacific Northwest and offer my clients large firm experience combined with personal service.


I am a former Microsoft developer with over 10 years of experience in the software industry and use my technical expertise to gain a thorough understanding of your invention, draft a patent application that protects your invention from competitors (and is still readable by non-lawyers), and negotiate with the U.S. Patent Office on your behalf.  I thoroughly explain each stage of the process without using unnecessary legal jargon to give you the information you need to make important decisions about your business.


I work with clients throughout the United States on some of the most cutting edge technologies and have filed hundreds of patent applications in a wide variety of technical areas.  If you are looking for a highly technical patent attorney with years of software industry experience, please contact me.


- Mason Boswell


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Practice areas


  1. Patent Application: 60%
    11 years, 500 cases
  2. Intellectual Property: 20%
    11 years
  3. Patent Infringement: 20%
    11 years



Fixed (always), Retainer (always), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Adam L.K. Philipp

    Mason is a great fellow patent attorney in the startup community. If you are looking for a good patent attorney, Mason "gets it."


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    Mason and I both belong to national attorney organizations and I find his contributions to be thoughtful and knowledgable.


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Contact info

Boswell IP Law

Two Union Square
601 Union Street, Suite 4200
Seattle, WA, 98101-4036


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2013
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2013
Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2012
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2012
Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2011
Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2010
Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2009
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2008
Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2008
Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2007
Dean's ScholarSeattle University - School of Law2001
National Merit ScholarNational Merit Scholarship Corporation1998
Dean's ScholarUniversity of Southern California1993
Resident Honors ProgramUniversity of Southern California1993
Presidential Academic Fitness AwardPresident of the United States1990
National ChampionsNational Science Olympiad1989
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Patent AttorneyBoswell IP Law2008 - Present
Patent AttorneyPerkins Coie2004 - 2008
Software Design EngineerMicrosoft1998 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
Institute of Electrical and Electronics EngineersMember2008 - Present
Northwest Entrepreneur NetworkMember2007 - Present
Seattle Chamber of CommerceMember2006 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
King County Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
United States Patent and Trademark OfficeLicensed2005 - Present
Washington Technology Industry AssociationMember2005 - Present
American Intellectual Property Law AssociationMember2004 - Present
Washington State Patent Law AssociationMember2004 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
20080242284 - Intuitive Device IdentificationApplication Filed
20080242415 - MOTION-BASED INPUT FOR PLATFORMSApplication Filed
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
University of South Carolina, ColumbiaComputer and Electrical EngineeringM.S.1998
University of Southern CaliforniaElectrical EngineeringB.S.1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3)Xbox Live Hands-On2002
Microsoft Professional Developer's Conference (PDC)Debugging the Windows 2000 Kernel1999
Microsoft DirectX MeltdownNetworking Games Using DirectPlay1999