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I run a full service IP law practice. Of course. Someone has said that to a business, making money is like breathing - it is vital, absolutely vital, but you don't want to be thinking about it all the time! The legal service I provide is like that. It is there; it is vital. And there is more to life.

My clients are my friends. I want the best for them, in their whole life. My advice, services and strategies address whole people with real lives, running vital, planet-changing businesses. I invite you to call me; relax and share some of the things that matter to you. If we generate a question, or an opportunity for a conversation, I look forward to talking to you. Soon!


Languages spoken: German, Vietnamese

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Practice areas


  1. Patent Application: 80%
    28 years
  2. Intellectual Property: 10%
    28 years
  3. Patent Infringement: 10%
    28 years



Hourly ($285-375/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always), Free consultation (30 minutes), Pro bono (5%)

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  • Caitlin Allison Bellum

    Patrick is my go-to guy when I have a patent question or need to refer a client who is in search of a patent attorney. He is always willing to answer my questions and has been a joy to work with!


    Caitlin Bellum Intellectual Property Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Paul Stephen Drayna

    Working as the only lawyer in a medium size business is a lot like being the family doctor: everyone comes to you with everything, and they expect you to handle it all. Every once in a while, however, you need to refer to a specialist. Intellectual property is one of those areas where I on occasion need help - and Pat has been our source for trademark and IP assistance for many years. He provides good, practical and cost-effective advice, and understands how business clients think. He is consistently a pleasure to work with.


    Paul Drayna Business Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Patrick M Dwyer

1411 SW 128th Street
Seattle, WA, 98146


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Martindale rated AV preeminentMartindale-Hubbell2009
National ChampionshipGiles S Rick National Patent Moot Court Competition1986
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Patent AttorneyPatrick M Dwyer Law Office1991 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington State Bar AssociationN/A1986 - Present
American Intellectual Property Law AssociationN/A1986 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Snoqualmie Falls Lodge v Puget PowerPuget Power enjoined from infringement
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Publication nameTitleDate
Public access TelevisionFilmed TV Series on Patent, Trademark and Copyright issues1992
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of Law (Formerly UPugetSound)LawJD - Juris Doctor1987
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
IP Issues for Franchisors - CLEIP pitfalls for franchisors1998