Jeff specializes in strategic intellectual property counseling, patent procurement and enforcement, licensing, and patent assertion management services to chemical, mechanical, and electro-mechanical companies. He provides these services across a broad range of multi-disciplinary industry sectors, including alternative energy, semiconductor, wired and wireless communication, chemical, transportation, and medical device industries. He received a B.S. (cum laude) in Chemical Engineering (1982) from the University of Idaho and holds a J.D. (1985), also from the University of Idaho.
Prior to joining Seed IP, Jeff served as a patent attorney at the Dow Chemical Company for several years. He has since amassed over twenty-five years of experience as a patent attorney, drafting and prosecuting patent applications across a multitude of industries. Jeff specializes in IP strategies, licensing strategies, counseling clients in strategic development of their domestic and international intellectual property portfolios, developing client IP programs, and drafting and presenting non-infringement, invalidity and patentability opinions. Jeff has extensive experience working and living in Asia as a seconded patent counsel and as outside counsel.
Jeff is a faculty member of the University of Washington School of Law where he teaches a course on patent application preparation and patent prosecution. He also lectures each summer for CASRIP (Center for Advanced Study and Research on Intellectual Property) on advanced patent preparation and prosecution. Jeff is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He is a board member for the Washington State Patent Law Association.
HONORS AND AWARDS
•Rated AV Preeminent™The Highest Possible Rating, Martindale-Hubbell®
•Listed in Best Lawyers in America®, 2007-2016.
•Washington Super Lawyers® honoree, 2004-2015.
•Washington’s Most Amazing Attorneys® honoree, 2006.
•Listed in IP Stars (Managing Intellectual Property®), 2013-2015.