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I practice nationally and internationally in the areas of patents, trademarks, trade secrets, copyright, licensing and technology transactions, software and computer law, and litigation. My experience includes patent prosecution, patent portfolio development, licensing, negotiating technology agreements, joint ventures, and intellectual property client counseling, as well as trademark prosecution, trademark screening and clearance searches, monitoring and enforcement, oppositions, litigation, infringement analysis and opinions, and licensing.

I hold my Bachelors in Electrical Engineering and my Masters in Electrical Engineering with particular technical expertise in electrical and semiconductor arts, digital and analog electronic circuit design, computer science, software, internet technology, aerospace, communication, electro-mechanical, control systems, manufacturing, business methods, automotive, and alternative energy. I am licensed to practice is Arizona, Texas, New York, and Washington State, as well as registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. I have also been named in The Best Lawyers in America© 2015 in the field of Patent Law and am recognized by my peers as a recipient of LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell's prestigious AV Preeminent® rating for very high general ethical standards and legal ability.  

I was previously a partner with the national law firm of Quarles & Brady; Chief Intellectual Property Counsel at ON Semiconductor; and in-house Patent Counsel for Motorola. I prosecuted thousands of patent applications and was responsible for working with clients on patent and litigation matters, as well as national and international aspects of intellectual property and technology counseling. During this time, I was also responsible for patent prosecution training and providing intellectual property counseling related to technology agreements, strategic patent portfolio development, licensing, software, non-infringements opinions, and patent litigation.


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Practice areas


  1. Patent Application: 60%
  2. Trademark Application: 10%
  3. Intellectual Property: 10%
  4. Litigation: 10%
  5. Licensing: 10%


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Contact info

PATENT LAW GROUP: Atkins and Associates, P.C.

55 North Arizona Place
Suite 104
Chandler, AZ, 85225-5819


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 201307/16/2016
NYCurrently registered 201303/07/2016
AZActive 199404/28/2016
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent® Rating (4.9)LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell2014
Attorney of the Month - AugustAttorney at Law Magazine2014
Best Law Firms - Patent Law - Tier 1U.S. News & World Report2014
Best Law Firms - Patent Law - Tier 1U.S. News & World Report2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Founder and Managing PartnerPatent Law Group: Atkins and Associates, P.C.2008 - Present
PartnerQuarles & Brady2001 - 2008
Chief Intellectual Property CounselON Semiconductor1999 - 2001
Corporate Patent AttorneyMotorola1988 - 1999
Electrical Design EngineerMotorola1984 - 1988
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Intellectual Property Law AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of LawElectrical EngineeringMS - Master of Science1989
Oregon State UniversityElectrical EngineeringBS - Bachelor of Science1981