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My practice focuses on obtaining U.S. and foreign patents for clients on software and Internet-related inventions, as well as strategic planning and analysis of patent portfolios, and patent validity and infringement opinions. Before becoming a patent attorney, I received technical degrees from Stanford University related to Computer Science, and worked for over six years as a software engineer in the Silicon Valley. Additional information is available at


Practice areas


  1. Patent Application: 95%
    19 years
  2. Patent Infringement: 5%
    19 years

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701 5th Ave Ste 5400
Seattle, WA, 98104-7064


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Lawyer, Patent LawBest Lawyers in America2016
IAM Patent 1000 - The World's Leading Patent PractitionersIntellectual Asset Management2015
Washington Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2015
Best Lawyer, Patent LawBest Lawyers in America2015
IAM Patent 1000 - The World's Leading Patent PractitionersIntellectual Asset Management2014
Best Lawyer, Patent LawBest Lawyers in America2014
IAM Patent 1000 - The World's Leading Patent PractitionersIntellectual Asset Management2013
Best Lawyer, Patent LawBest Lawyers in America2013
Rising Stars Of Washington LawWashington Law & Politics Magazine2008
Rising Stars Of Washington LawN/A2007
Rising Stars Of Washington LawN/A2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Principal / Software Patent AttorneySeed IP Law Group ( - Present
AssociatePerkins Coie1999 - 2004
AssociateSeed & Berry Law Firm (now Seed IP Law Group)1997 - 1999
N/Amultiple Silicon Valley technical organizations1988 - 1994
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington State Patent Law AssociationMember1998 - Present
United States Patent and Trademark OfficeMember1998 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present
American Intellectual Property Law AssociationMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
Stanford UniversityComputer ScienceMS - Master of Science1989
Stanford UniversitySymbolic Systems - primarily CS coursework with an AI emphasisBS - Bachelor of Science1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Information Technology LawStatutory Subject Matter For Software And Business Method Patents2013