Scott has 20 years of experience in both in-house and outside counsel positions. Scott also worked as a patent analyst and patent portfolio development attorney for several product divisions at a Fortune 500 company. Scott has worked with a number of technical areas including display devices, power management circuits, drivers, network protocols, semiconductor structures, 3D audio systems, neural network architecture designs, storage systems, and operating systems. Scott’s educational background includes a Juris Doctor from Syracuse University and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Oregon State University.

Partner

Scott Shigeta

Leonard has more than 20 years of experience as a patent attorney representing Fortune 500 companies. Leonard also has significant experience in patent application preparation and prosecution in the computer and electrical arts including 35 U.S.C. 101 issues, strategic patent portfolio development, forward patenting, patent portfolio analysis, pre-litigation, and non-infringement, invalidity, and freedom to operate opinions. Leonard also has significant experience with a wide variety of computer and electrical technologies, including cloud-based computing, machine learning, machine translation, e-commerce, software as a service, user interfaces, databases, computer system firmware, storage systems, databases, and many others. Leonard received a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from the University of South Florida in 1992 and received his law degree from Georgia State University, cum laude, in 1995.

Partner

Leonard Hope

Jacob has more than 10 years of experience as a patent agent and attorney preparing and prosecuting patent applications, mainly software patent applications. Jacob also has 2+ years of experience as a Patent Examiner for the USPTO, examining patent applications related to peripheral device drivers and communications. Jacob specializes in patent drafting and prosecution in many technical areas including network protocols/communications, network security, operating system components, logic and memory devices, e-commerce, online media, telecommunications, consumer electronics, graphical user interfaces, and printer and image processing. Jacob has been awarded a 2018 Washington Super Lawyers Rising Star for his exceptional quality of work in obtaining patent rights for his clients. Jacob received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington in 2005 and a Juris Doctor degree from the Seattle University School of Law in 2010.

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Jacob Rohwer

Mike has more than seven years of experience as a patent agent and attorney preparing and prosecuting patent applications. Mike also has more than four years of engineering experience that includes designing mechanical and electrical systems for vehicles and manufacturing equipment. Mike specializes in patent drafting and prosecution in many technical areas including computing systems, medical devices, telecommunications, machine learning, spectrometry components, electro-mechanical devices, autonomous vehicle controls, e-commerce, and genetic modification systems. Mike received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Washington in 2006. In 2014, Mike received both a Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from Seattle University School of Law and also a Master of Business Administration from Seattle University Albers School of Business and Economics.

Partner

Mike Cicero

Benjamin has over ten years of experience as a patent attorney drafting patent applications, prosecuting applications before the USPTO, and managing foreign counsel in numerous jurisdictions. Benjamin’s work also includes infringement analysis, claim charting, and IP licensing. He has competence with a wide range of technologies including synthetic biology, molecular computing, bioinformatics, genetically modified organisms, medical devices, machine learning, image/video/audio processing, networked systems, and mobile devices. Benjamin has worked with a wide range of clients including large tech companies, biotechnology startups, universities, nonprofits, and solo inventors. Representative clients include Microsoft, Impel NeuroPharma, Matrix Genetics, Blue Marble Bio, Purdue University, and Penn State. Before law school, Benjamin performed bench research at Children’s Hospital in Seattle focusing on detection of anti-retroviral drug-resistant mutations in HIV and at the Chemo-Sero-Therapeutic Research Institute in Japan focusing on the development of polyvalent poultry vaccines. Benjamin’s work as patent attorney also benefits from his earlier professional experience as a technical writer and Japanese-to-English translator. These experiences give him the skills to work with all types of inventors and describe inventions in ways that are technically accurate and readable. Benjamin’s educational background includes a Juris Doctor from the University of Washington, a Masters in Engineering from the University of Washington, and a Bachelors in Biology from Whitman College. Benjamin is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society.

Patent Counsel

Benjamin Keim

David Foster has a computer science degree and a law degree from the University of Illinois. He has 10 years of patent prosecution experience at firms such as Lee & Hayes, Darby & Darby, and Lowe Graham Jones. David’s practice focuses on the software and electrical arts, including developer tools, networking hardware, and cloud technologies. Prior to law school David was a Software Design Engineer on Microsoft’s Visual C# team, contributing to the .NET Debugger and the T-SQL debugger. David was also an SDE intern on the Microsoft C++ compiler team. David Received a Bachelor of Science in Math & Computer Science from the University of Illinois in 2001 and received his law degree from the University of Illinois, cum laude, in 2007.

Patent Counsel

David Foster

Michael has more than seven years of experience preparing and prosecuting patent applications in the areas of computer networking, data communications, electronic devices, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, productivity software, and operating systems. Before becoming a patent attorney, Michael worked for ten years as a computer networking professional for the Seattle Seahawks and for six years as a test and evaluation engineer for the Naval Undersea Warfare Center. Michael earned his law degree from the Seattle University School of Law in 2009. Michael also received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, with a concentration in programming languages, from South Dakota State University in 1990.

Patent Counsel

Michael Johnson

Jeremy Briggs is a patent attorney and electrical engineer with eight years of experience preparing and prosecuting patent applications. Jeremy has expertise in a wide variety of computing and mechanical technologies, including automotive electro-mechanical systems, context-aware computing, semiconductors, memory management, cloud computing, autonomous robotics, and mobile telecommunications, among others. Prior to his career in the law, Jeremy was a design engineer in the field of tool and die manufacturing, and thermoplastic part design. His educational background includes a Juris Doctor from Georgia State University College of Law, and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta Georgia. Jeremy is an active member of the State Bar of Georgia and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Patent Counsel

Jeremy Briggs

Han has over ten years of experience advising large corporations, mid-sized companies, and startups in the tech space. Han is a 2018 Washington Super Lawyers Rising Star and has extensive experience securing patent rights in cloud computing and various computing/networking technologies. Prior to his legal career, Han worked in the aerospace industry for 19 years, during which he developed broad experience in system and software engineering in the areas of avionics and communications networks. Han currently works with companies on development of IP in the fields of virtualization and cloud computing, power management technologies, display rendering and management technologies, networking and telecommunications, wireless technologies, computing hardware and software, and various related technologies. Han earned his JD from Seattle University and MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington.

Partner

Han Gim

Fred has 18 years of experience as a patent attorney drafting and prosecuting patent applications. Fred has prepared and prosecuted a wide range of computer-related applications for a number of top companies in the Northwest. Fred has experience in a wide range of technologies, including metamaterials, holographic antenna apertures, and plasmonic nanoparticles. Fred has a Juris Doctor in law, and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering.

Patent Counsel

Fred Kaseburg

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