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I am a registered U.S. patent attorney, registration number 33,560 and was registered as a patent agent back in 1989.  I have a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering as well as a law degree, obtained in 1993, and I assist clients in security software patents, business method patents, electrical patents, mechanical patents, and trademark registrations.  I also assist clients with contingency fee patent enforcement.  I am admitted to the United States Supreme Court and can represent clients in any state or from any country against the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.   I have had experience practicing outside the U.S. and can assist foreign clients in obtaining U.S. patents.  While one of only three Electrical Engineer attorneys at my previous firm, the firm was ranked #2 in the U.S. for quality of Electrical patents.


Languages spoken: English, French

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  1. Trademark Application: 40%
    23 years
  2. Patent Application: 40%
    27 years
  3. Patent Infringement: 10%
    23 years
  4. Trademark: 9%
  5. Intellectual Property: 1%
    27 years



Hourly ($300/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

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  • Richard P. Bourne

    I endorse this lawyer as a highly experienced and very competent patent attorney, who I know has an electrical engineering degree and good familiarity with patent litigation strategies as well. He is a highly intelligent person, with a very pragmatic understanding patents and patent law, and knows how to write strong claims. My experience with him is that he thinks three and four moves ahead as he does things. I would not hesitate to refer anyone to him for a patent application with the greatest of confidence he will do an exceptional job.


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  • John Reed Zeimantz

    I whole heartedly endorse Deepak Malhotra. Dee’s national reputation for expertise in the field of patent, trademark, and copyright law is well deserved. I have known Dee for over ten years and during that time I have referred many clients to him. He has always rendered exemplary service. I recommend him highly and without reservation. You may refer with confidence that the representation will be of the highest caliber.


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Contact info

P O Box 1433
Spokane, WA, 99201



TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200708/17/2016
WIGood Standing199303/20/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
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AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Top LawyerSpokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine2014
Top LawyerSpokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine2013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Top LawyerSpokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine2012
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
Top LawyerSpokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine2011
2011 Top Patent ProsecutorsPatent Buddy2011
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2006
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2005
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2004
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2003
CertifiedUnited States Patent and Trademark Office1994
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Patent Attorney, FounderMalhotra Law Firm, PLLC2007 - Present
Patent Attorney, Shareholder (Partner)Wells St. John1994 - 2006
Patent Agent, Patent AttorneyMichael Best & Friedrich1988 - 1994
Patent Agent TraineeGowling & Henderson, Ottawa Ontario Canada1987 - 1988
Association namePosition nameDuration
Spokane Independent Patent Professionals NetworkFounding Member2010 - Present
Licensing Executives Society (Inland Northwest Chapter)Founding Member2010 - Present
Spokane County Bar Association, Intellectual Property SectionMember2007 - Present
Licensing Executives SocietyMember1996 - Present
Spokane County Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
American Intellectual Property Law AssociationMember1993 - Present
Federalist SocietyMember1991 - Present
Institute of Electrical and Electronics EngineersMember1987 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Appeal Before Board of Patent Appeals & InterferencesExaminer Reversed, Patent Claims Allowed
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Publication nameTitleDate
USPTOWireless identification device, RFID device with push-on/push off switch, and method of manufacturing wireless identification device2006
USPTORFID system and method including tag ID compression2006
USPTOTensiometer methods and apparatus2004
USPTORadio Frequency Data Communication Device2000
USPTOPolymer adhesive plasma confinement ring1999
USPTOThermal sensor assembly1999
USPTODevice for reading data from or writing data to magnetic storage media1999
USPTOSystem for publishing and searching interests of individuals1998
De NovoChoose Corporation Names Carefully1996
Copyright WorldCopyright Resources Available on the Internet1996
The Law WorksSeven Compelling Reasons Lawyers Need to Be on the Internet1995
De NovoWhy Young Lawyers Need to Be on the World Wide Web1995
MB&F Intellectual Property Law UpdateProtecting Software-Related Inventions1993
Silicon IndiaSoftware Protecton Getting Easier1987
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Marquette University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
South Dakota School of Mines and TechnologyElectrical EngineeringBS - Bachelor of Science1986
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Patent Eligibility under 35 U.S.C. 101Patent Eligibility 35 USC 1012013