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Marcellus A Chase

Intellectual property Attorney at Spokane, WA

5.0   5 reviews
  • State Years
    Idaho - ID < 1 year
    Washington - WA 4 years
    Missouri - MO 17 years
    Kansas - KS 8 years
  • Licensed for less than one year
    State ID
    Acquired 2023
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 4 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2020
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State MO
    Acquired 2006
    Good Standing, Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 8 years
    State KS
    Acquired 2015
    Inactive No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Marcellus

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Marcellus Chase is an attorney at Randall Danskin in Spokane, Washington. A registered patent attorney, he advises clients in all aspects of intellectual property. Professor Chase helps clients develop and implement high-level and granular strategies to protect and enforce patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and other proprietary assets to achieve business objectives. He has filed and prosecuted patent applications relating to medical and dental devices, aerospace technologies, telecommunications, materials science, optics, energy production, optical inspection, detection, identification and measuring technologies, and various other areas of advanced research.

Prior to entering private practice with a large, well-known international law firm, he worked in-house at a major research university for more than two and a half years. His experience includes the representation of numerous start-up companies, non-profit organizations, universities, as well as several well-established medium and large companies. As part of his practice, he negotiates and advises on research and development agreements, licensing contracts, M&A deals and related due diligence, software agreements, website terms of use, privacy policies, and franchise agreements and required disclosures. Professor Chase also teaches patent law and an introduction to intellectual property course at the University of Idaho College of Law, part-time.

When he’s not teaching or practicing law, he enjoys cycling, baseball, and the great outdoors, and is scoutmaster of boy scout troop 464 in Spokane Valley, WA.


Randall Danskin
601 W 1st Ave Ste 800
Spokane, WA, 99201
University of Idaho College of Law - Moscow
711 S Rayburn Dr
Moscow, ID, 83844
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Posted by Nicholas, CPA/Attorney | March 1, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Strong Level of Confidence and Trust in Marcellus
Marcellus assisted us with U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) registration of a trademark we were seeking. He had specific knowledge of the process in its entirety, including how to properly complete the registration request for an optimal outcome, and was attentive to the details. Marcellus answered all of our questions with care and was always responsive, demonstrating good communication throughout the engagement. He has guided us through the process very smoothly and professionally, including letting us know what to expect each step of the way with the USPTO and registration process. I have felt a strong level of confidence and trust in Marcellus throughout my time working with him, and am expecting a favorable outcome in this engagement due to his expertise.
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Posted by anonymous | February 29, 2024
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Great Help with a Trademark Issue
Marcellus helped our firm avoid a scam related to our trademark. He was very knowledgeable and helpful in providing assistance. I have engaged several attorneys from his office over the years for various forms of legal assistance. Marcellus was excellent.
Posted by Tim | February 28, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Highly competent IP attorney, skilled communicator and advisor
Marcellus has worked with me preparing complex, technically challenging applications covering uncommon subject matter. Prosecution can be challenging for an examiner, particularly regarding prior art references. Marcellus' guidance, office responses and overall work product are consistently good.
Posted by Robert | February 27, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Patent law knowledgeable
Over the years he has represented several patent cases for a small university I am associated with. These at times have been difficult and have required a high level of knowledge to wander through the weeds of patent law. I work with this university as a consultant on patents and thus have the middle man role in seeing that the patents are well handled. Marcellus has always had our situation in mind as we have wandered through the law to get patents isssued
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Posted by John | February 27, 2024
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My Lawyer is the best!
We have worked with Marcellus for a couple years now. We have appreciated his expert advise as well as having him walk through filing several patents for our company. On one occasion Marcellus helped out with a project even though he was home sick! Some attorney firms will talk down to you but not this group. Everyone in this office that we have ever come in contact with has been very helpful and always understanding.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 395-460 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Adjunct Professor
  • University Of Idaho College Of Law
  • 2022 - Present
  • Attorney, Principal
  • Randall Danskin, PS
  • 2019 - Present
  • Attorney, Partner
  • Kutak Rock LLP
  • 2010 - 2019
  • Associate Attorney
  • Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal, LLP (now Dentons LLP)
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Patent Attorney & Intellectual Property Asset Manager
  • Saint Louis University
  • 2005 - 2007
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  • Saint Louis University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • University of Missouri-Saint Louis
  • Bachelors, Physics
  • 2003
  • University of Missouri, St. Louis
  • Bachelors, Communication
  • 2003


  • Spokane County Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section
  • Past Chair
  • 2024 - 2024
  • Spokane County Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section
  • Chair
  • 2023 - 2023
  • Spokane County Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section
  • Vice Chair
  • 2022 - 2022

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Intellectual property Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Smart guy. Efficient, direct and to the point. Great business judgement."
Intellectual property Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Co-worker
"Marcellus is competent and responsive. I do not hesitate to refer my clients to him for IP work."
Patent application Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Marcellus as a very competent and knowledgeable attorney. He is also very personable and easy to work with."
Intellectual property Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Co-worker
"Marcellus is extremely knowledgeable and provides top-notch representation to his clients. I highly recommend Marcellus."
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Spokane Intellectual property Lawyer Marcellus A Chase
Marcellus A Chase
Intellectual property Attorney
Spokane, WA
Licensed for 17 years
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