Klarquist’s professional staff of attorneys and patent agents hail from diverse backgrounds, and have deep and broad legal and industry experience.
Electrical & Semiconductors
Intellectual Property Counseling, Patents: Design, International and Utility, Post-Grant USPTO Proceedings
Mr. Bible’s practice focuses on the preparation and prosecution of both U.S. and foreign patent and trademark applications. His practice also involves counseling clients on patent infringement and validity issues.
Mr. Bible’s practice emphasizes electrical-, computer-, and physics-related fields.
Law clerk to Justice Robert E. Rose of the Nevada Supreme Court, 1999 – 2001.
Intellectual Property Counseling, Licensing and Technology Transfer, Outsourced "In-House" IP Counsel, Patents: Design, International and Utility, Startups & Emerging Businesses, Trademarks
Ms. Caldwell practices all aspects of intellectual property law focusing on patent procurement, IP licensing and preparation of patent infringement/validity opinions. Her practice also focuses on trademark procurement and enforcement, including licensing and opposition and cancellation proceedings.
Ms. Caldwell’s patent practice has an emphasis on preparation and prosecution of patent applications in the chemical, mechanical, and microelectronics fields. Her practice includes patent prosecution in a variety of technical areas such as semiconductor processing and devices, pharmaceuticals, food science, mechanical and pulp/paper technologies, as well as other technical fields involving inorganic and organic chemistry.
Oregon Department of Justice
Court Certified Law Clerk | 1992 – 1993
Civil Enforcement Division, representing state in various hearings, judgment debtor exams, and statutory injunction proceedings; preparation of legal memoranda, discovery requests, pleadings, responses, affidavits, and motions.
Chemist | 1991 – 1994
Researching, developing, and practicing methodologies for analyses of soils, air, and water inorganic and organic toxics for environmental impact studies.
Fujitsu Microelectronics, Inc.
Chemist | 1989 – 1991
Responsible for developing and practicing methodologies for quality control/quality assurance of liquid, solid, and vapor chemical process media used for computer chip fabrication. Evaluated/solved chip fabrication chemical process issues.
Nuclear Environmental Analysis, Inc.
Chemist | 1985 – 1989
Responsible for method development, analysis, and reporting of soil, air, and water environmental contaminants.
University of California, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Research Chemist Hazards Control Department | 1982 – 1984
Patents: International and Utility
Mr. Cesarano is a patent agent with expertise in patent prosecution specializing in highly technical applications focused on electrical engineering, wireless technology, and computer hardware and software. Mr. Cesarano has more than 15 years of industrial experience in electrical engineering designing technological applications for such clients as Lockheed Martin, NASA, and Oleson Microwave.
Mr. Cesarano has extensive experience advising tech companies and government entities across several different technology areas, including electrical engineering and device physics fields, computer and information systems architecture and integration, cellular and wireless technology, RF engineering, and security systems architecture. His technical expertise primarily focuses on computer hardware-, software-, and electrical engineering-related technologies.
Intellectual Property Counseling, Licensing and Technology Transfer, Litigation, Patents: Design, International and Utility, Post-Grant USPTO Proceedings, Trademarks
Mr. Duncan’s practice includes the preparation and prosecution of US, international (PCT), and foreign patent applications and trademark registration applications. His practice also includes preparing and analyzing licensing agreements, technology agreements, and sales/assignments of IP ownership rights. Additionally, Mr. Duncan performs invalidity and patentability searches and opinions, landscape studies, IPRs and other post-grant procedures, and litigation.
Mr. Duncan specializes in mechanical engineering fields, including medical devices and other medical technologies, computer hardware, mobile computing devices, industrial/manufacturing, 3D printing, sporting goods, footwear and apparel, underground drilling, power generation and smart grid systems, and automotive technologies. He is also experienced in software, computer science, electrical engineering, chemistry, and materials science fields.
Klarquist Sparkman, LLP
Summer Associate | 2008
Superior Court of California
Judicial Extern to the Honorable Mary Jo Levinger | 2007
Packaging Designer | 2001 – 2006
Apple Computer Corp.
Mechanical Engineering Intern | 2000
2008, Summer Associate
Intellectual Property Counseling, Litigation, Patents: Design, International and Utility
Mr. Farmer’s practice focuses on the preparation and prosecution of patent applications.
Mr. Farmer previously worked as a software engineer specializing in database development, GUIs, and technology related to business logic systems.
Prior to joining the firm in 2017, Mr. Farmer practiced civil litigation in Oregon, handling all aspects from strategy to trial. He also guided his clients to favorable outcomes through numerous mediations. Mr. Farmer spent a brief time as an extern examiner at the USPTO and worked as a patent analyst, researching prior art, patent enforceability and working with engineers on invention documentation and disclosure.
Intellectual Property Counseling, Litigation, Patents: Design, International and Utility, Post-Grant and USPTO Proceedings
Mr. Foster’s practice focuses on the preparation and prosecution of patent applications. His practice also includes intellectual property litigation.
Mr. Foster specializes in electrical- and computer science-related technologies, including signal processing, optics, systems integration, and software development. Prior to joining Klarquist in 2017, Mr. Foster served as General Counsel to an engineering research and development firm, where he drafted patent applications, drafted and negotiated intellectual property licenses and technology agreements, and addressed various legal issues. Mr. Foster has prosecuted patents both as an attorney and as a patent examiner for the United States Patent & Trademark Office. Additionally, he has experience representing clients in personal and corporate bankruptcy proceedings and providing debt restructuring consultation.
General Counsel | 2013 – 2017
Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman
Attorney | 2012 – 2013
Foster & Smith
Bankruptcy Attorney | 2007 – 2012
United States Patent & Trademark Office
Patent Examiner | 2003 – 2004
Intellectual Property Counseling, Licensing and Technology Transfer, Outsourced "In-House" IP Counsel, Patents: Design, International and Utility, Startup & Emerging Businesses, Trademarks
Since 1994, Mr. Girard has specialized in planning, preparing, and prosecuting U.S. and international patent applications. Mr. Girard’s practice also includes patent infringement and validity analysis, trademark work, and design patent applications. He has litigation, licensing, and counseling experience.
Mr. Girard has worked with clients in many different technology areas, including computer and information systems, manufacturing, medical devices, transportation, agriculture and wood products, and consumer products, with an emphasis on the mechanical and system aspects in these areas.
Systems engineer in the automotive industry.
Litigation, Patents: Design, International and Utility, Post-Grant USPTO Proceedings
Mr. Grellmann’s practice focuses on the preparation and prosecution of patent applications.
Mr. Grellmann’s focus is in mechanical-related technologies including medical devices, automotive technology, and consumer products, and in electrical- and computer-related technologies, including semiconductors and software.
MSU College of Law Housing Law Clinic
Research Assistant | 2012
Campbell Campbell Edwards & Conroy
Summer Associate | 2011
Legal Aid Services of Oregon
Law Clerk | 2010
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Hydroelectric Design Center
Mechanical Engineering Technician | 2008
2011, Summer Associate
Intellectual Property Counseling, Licensing and Technology Transfer, Patents: Design, International and Utility, Startups & Emerging Businesses, Trademarks
Mr. Haendler’s practice includes preparing and prosecuting U.S., foreign, and international patent applications and trademark applications. His practice also includes licensing and patentability, patent infringement, and validity analysis.
Mr. Haendler has experience with a wide range of technologies, including medical devices, robotics, semiconductor processing and testing, optics, consumer products, electronics, mechanical devices, construction materials, and micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS).
Litigation, Trade Secrets
Mr. Hamm’s practice focuses on a wide variety of intellectual property litigation, including patent, trade secret, copyright, trademark, and licensing disputes. He frequently leads litigation teams, and he has experience in all phases of litigation and in numerous technologies, including software, hardware, e-commerce, semiconductor, mechanical, and pharmaceutical. His clients range from the world’s most successful technology companies to startups. Mr. Hamm represents clients in federal courts across the country, particularly up and down the West Coast, in Texas, and in Delaware.
Prior to joining the firm in 2008, Mr. Hamm was an associate at Keker & Van Nest LLP in San Francisco. Before attending law school, Mr. Hamm worked for three years as a newspaper reporter for the Concord Monitor in New Hampshire.
Law clerk to the Honorable Marsha S. Berzon of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, San Francisco, CA, 2001 – 2002.
Copyrights, Domain Disputes, Intellectual Property Counseling, Licensing and Technology Transfer, Litigation, Patents: Design, International and Utility, Trademarks
Mr. Hayes prepares and prosecutes patent and trademark applications, handles ex parte appeals of such applications, litigates intellectual property matters before the federal courts and other federal adjudicative bodies, such as the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, and handles domain name disputes under the Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy.
Mr. Hayes earned a Bachelor of Science with an emphasis in Chemistry.
Technician, Envirotest Research, Inc.
Chemistry Teaching Assistant, University of Puget Sound
Copyrights, Intellectual Property Counseling, Licensing and Technology Transfer, Litigation, Outsourced "In-House" IP Counsel, Patents: Design, International and Utility, Post-Grant USPTO Proceedings, Startups & Emerging Businesses
Mr. Jakubek’s practice focuses on intellectual property counseling and litigation. His experience includes patent post grant and reexamination proceedings, jury trials for patents, and the preparation and prosecution of patent and trademark applications. He also has experience in copyright litigation and registration matters. Mr. Jakubek is Klarquist’s current managing partner.
Mr. Jakubek’s practice emphasizes chemical-, computer-, and mechanical-related fields.
Copyrights, Patents, Post-Grant USPTO Proceedings, Trademarks
Mr. Johnson’s practice focuses on the preparation and prosecution of patent and trademark applications. His practice also includes client counseling, post-grant proceedings, and litigation.
Mr. Johnson’s focus is in electrical-, mechanical-, and computer science-related technologies.
The Honorable Chief Judge Ann Aiken, U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon
Judicial Extern | 2013
Klarquist Sparkman, Portland, Oregon
Summer Associate | 2013
Emerald Algae Solutions, Eugene, Oregon
IP Consultant/Engineer | 2012 – 2014
American Pacific Corporation, Cedar City, Utah
Engineer Intern | 2010
2013, Summer Associate
Intellectual Property Counseling, Licensing and Technology Transfer, Litigation, Patents: Design, International and Utility, Trademarks
Dr. Jones’ practice focuses on the preparation and prosecution of patent applications. Dr. Jones served as Klarquist’s managing partner in 2014 and 2015.
Dr. Jones’ practice is focused in the fields of optics, electronics, semiconductor device design and processing, cryptography, computer software and hardware, wireless and lightwave communications, and electro-mechanical technologies.
Principal Physicist, Tektronix, Inc., Beaverton, Oregon. Dr. Jones has fifteen years of experience in product design and development in a variety of technologies including lightwave communications, fiber optics, signal processing, liquid crystal devices, lasers, electro-optics, nonlinear optics, electron optics, optical system design, chemical sensors, signal processing, and high speed electronic systems.
Patents: Design, International, and Utility
Dr. Lian’s practice includes the preparation and prosecution of U.S., international, and foreign patent applications, and performing patentability and prior art searches and freedom-to-operate analysis.
Dr. Lian’s professional experience includes more than ten years of academic research and more than thirteen years of industrial research and development, spanning areas including medical devices, mobile health, signal/image processing, and wearable technology, among others. He specializes in signal processing, statistical analysis, physiological modeling, and algorithm development for embedded systems. He has published three book chapters and more than seventy peer-reviewed research articles. He is the recipient of more than forty issued or pending U.S. patents and dozens of European patents. He has also served as an expert reviewer for more than a dozen scientific journals.
Ganz Pollard, LLC, Hillsboro, OR
Patent Agent | 2016 – 2017
Micro Systems Engineering Inc., Lake Oswego, OR
Staff Engineer, Project Manager | 2002 – 2015
Litigation, Outsourced "In-House" IP Counsel, Startups & Emerging Businesses, Trade Secrets
Mr. Love’s practice focuses primarily on patent litigation. He has represented parties in patent cases in federal district courts across the country, including California, Delaware, Florida, New York, Oregon, Texas, and Washington, and in the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington D.C.
Mr. Love joined Klarquist Sparkman, LLP in 2000. From 1987 to 2000, he practiced appellate and general civil litigation in Portland.
Mr. Love has represented parties in patent cases involving a wide variety of technologies, including the following cases (represented parties underlined):
Patents: Design and Utility, Startups & Emerging Businesses
Mr. Lunsford’s practice focuses on the preparation and prosecution of patent applications.
Mr. Lunsford has extensive industry experience in the areas of system architecture, software application development, web-based technologies, real-time data processing, mobile applications, database architecture, “big data” processing and analytics, distributed computing, machine learning, data visualization, cryptography, human-computer interaction, virtual reality, augmented reality, and artificial intelligence. His focus is in software-, computer-, and electrical-related technologies.
Benefitfocus.com, Inc., Charleston, SC
Patent Agent | 2010 – 2015
Software Architect | 2008 – 2015
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP, Charleston, SC
Open Source Software Consultant (through Intrepid IP Services, LLC) | 2011
GrandMasters, LLC, Bellevue, WA
Software Development Consultant | 2010
Belief Networks, Charleston, SC
Senior Software Engineer | 2007 – 2008
Blackbaud, Charleston, SC
Software Engineer | 2005 – 2007
Edfinancial Services, Knoxville, TN
Software Engineer | 2003 – 2005
Intellectual Property Counseling, Litigation, Outsourced "In-House" IP Counsel, Patents: Design, International and Utility, Post-Grant USPTO Proceedings, Startups & Emerging Businesses
Andy’s practice encompasses all aspects of patent law, with a focus on litigation and USPTO post-grant review proceedings. He has successfully argued before the Federal Circuit, the Patent Trials and Appeal Board (“PTAB”), and before federal district courts at Markman and summary judgment hearings. A registered patent attorney and former circuit designer, Andy also has prosecuted patents on technologies including electronic design automation (“EDA”), telecommunications, network infrastructure, media CODECs, and control systems. He also has extensive experience working with foreign counsel on global patent litigation strategies, and participated in patent trials in both Germany and the U.K.
Carlson Caspers Vandenburgh & Lindquist, PA, Minneapolis, MN
Associate | 2006 – 2011
United States District Court, District of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Extern to Judge James M. Rosenbaum | 2005
LSI Logic Corporation, Bloomington, MN
ASIC Design Engineer | 2000 – 2004
Micron Technologies, Boise, ID
Process Engineer Co-op | 1997
Intellectual Property Counseling, Licensing & Technology Transfer, Patents, Trademarks
Mr. McGrath’s practice focuses on the preparation and prosecution of patent applications.
Mr. McGrath’s focus is in mechanical-, optics-, and semiconductor-related technologies.
nLIGHT Photonics, Vancouver, Washington
Patent Counsel | 2010 – 2015
United Space Alliance, Cape Canaveral, Florida
Electrical Controls Engineer, Integrated Network Control System | 2003 – 2005
Thermal Engineer, Thermal Protection System | 2002 – 2003
University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois
Lab Technician, Semiconductor Research Lab | 2002 – 2003
IBM Endicott Research Center, Endicott, New York
Mechanical Engineer Intern | 2000
Mr. Meier’s practice focuses on the preparation and prosecution of patent applications. His practice also includes client counseling and analysis regarding licensing and patentability, patent infringement, and invalidity.
Mr. Meier has extensive industry experience developing computer architectures and integrated circuit designs for applications including embedded and reconfigurable computers, networking, storage, and liquid crystal display technologies. His technical expertise focuses on computer hardware-, software-, and electrical engineering-related technologies. He also has experience prosecuting patents in the mechanical, optical, and business method arts.
Prior to attending law school, Mr. Meier worked as a computer hardware engineer at various large companies and start-ups including: Hewlett-Packard Company, STMicroeletronics, StarGen Inc., and Ambric Inc. He worked at Rockwell International, Cyrix Corporation, and Microsoft Research as an intern. Mr. Meier also held research and teaching assistant positions at the University of Washington and the University of Colorado. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Meier worked as a law clerk at Mentor Graphics Corporation, Stoel Rives LLP, and Alleman Hall McCoy Russell & Tuttle LLP.
Copyrights, Intellectual Property Counseling, Licensing and Technology Transfer, Patents: Design, International, Plant and Utility, Post-Grant USPTO Proceedings, Trademarks
Mr. Petersen counsels clients in connection with a wide variety of intellectual property issues. His practice includes preparation and prosecution of U.S. and foreign patent applications, plant patents, U.S. and foreign trademark protection, protection and registration of copyrightable works, licensing of intellectual property including patents, trademarks, copyrights and computer software. Although no longer practicing as a litigator, Mr. Petersen has litigated patent and other intellectual property disputes.
Mr. Petersen’s technical experience includes software, electrical engineering, and mechanical fields.
Copyrights, Intellectual Property Counseling, Licensing and Technology Transfer, Patents: Design, International and Utility, Trademarks
Mr. Polley practices all phases of U.S. and international patent and trademark law.
Mr. Polley’s practice focuses on technologies relating to pharmaceuticals, food chemistry, water purification, paper making, semiconductor materials, and biotechnology; including molecular biology, biochemistry, and immunology.
Weyerhaeuser Company, Patent and Licensing Division of Law Department. Consultant on patent matters related to pulp and paper chemistry and heat resistant ceramic materials, 1974 – 1975.
Dr. Rohatgi prepares and prosecutes U.S. and foreign patent applications. Since joining Klarquist, he has primarily been working with the Software group, writing applications, and prosecuting existing cases. He has also been working with other practice areas on physics-related technologies.
Dr. Rohatgi’s technical expertise includes diverse areas such as organic LEDs and displays, electronics, medical devices, computing equipment, software, wireless communication, and optical networks. Dr. Rohatgi has 14 years industry experience, as well as six years experience in university and national laboratory settings.
As a physicist, Dr. Rohatgi was part of the Stanford University team that demonstrated the world’s first visible light Free-Electron Laser, and spent another three years at Lawrence Livermore National Labs developing a positron-electron collision experiment. Subsequently, he spent 14 years developing commercial electronics and associated software and firmware. Dr. Rohatgi’s projects have included a 200 MHz RF Lock-in Amplifier and a 60 GHz point-to-point radio. He has also been part of start-up teams developing medical devices, including a whole body PET scanner and a fiber optic probe for coronary arteries.
Global OLED Technology (GOT), Herndon, VA | 2012 – 2016
Technology, Patents, and Licensing (TPL), Dolyestown, PA | 2006-2012
Medeikon Corporation, Ewing, NJ | 2005 – 2006
PhotoDetection Systems, Acton, MA | 2001 – 2005
SierraCom, Hopkinton, MA | 2000 – 2001
PMC Beta, Natick, MA | 1999 – 2000
Stanford Research Systems, Sunnyvale, CA | 1992 – 1997
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA | 1989 – 1992
Stanford University, Stanford, CA | 1986 – 1989
Dr. Rohatgi is listed as inventor on six U.S. patents
Intellectual Property Counseling, Licensing and Technology Transfer, Outsourced "In-House" IP Counsel, Patents: International and Utility, Startups & Emerging Businesses
Mr. Rupert’s practice includes intellectual property transactions, the preparation and prosecution of patent applications, and other patent matters.
Mr. Rupert’s areas of expertise are in chemical and mechanical technologies such as pharmaceuticals, polymers, adhesives, coatings, fibers, composites, inorganic materials, semiconductors, and process systems.
Intel Corporation, Hillsboro, OR
Senior Attorney | 2000 – 2001
Lord Corporation, Cary, NC
Senior Intellectual Property Attorney | 1994 – 2000
AlliedSignal Incorporated, Fibers Group, Petersburg, VA
Senior Counsel | 1991 – 1994
Foley & Lardner, Alexandria, VA
Associate Attorney | 1989 – 1991
Intellectual Property Counseling, Patents: Design, International and Utility
Mr. Scotti’s practice includes all facets of intellectual property practice including patents, opinions, clearance, and litigation. He has worked in both the U.S. and Europe on patent drafting, patent litigation, and trademark prosecution. His extensive experience in both the U.S. and Europe gives him a unique perspective on the international protection of intellectual property. Mr. Scotti has lectured in both the U.S. and Europe on how to draft patent applications for global protection. He has also assisted in European litigations with issues that intermingle U.S. and European law.
Mr. Scotti’s practice emphasizes electrical- and computer-related fields.
Studio Torta, Turin, Italy
IP Attorney | 2004 – 2007
While working in Europe, Mr. Scotti prepared and prosecuted European patent applications related to software and electronics. He also worked extensively on community trademark oppositions and filing. Mr. Scotti attended European Patent classes at the University of Strasbourg, France, prior to passing the European Qualifying Examination.
Klarquist Sparkman, LLP, Portland, OR
IP Attorney | 1994 – 2003
Mr. Scotti was an Associate from 1994-2001 and a Partner from 2001-2003 before transitioning to Europe. His practice focused primarily on US patent prosecution and patent litigation. Additionally, he assisted on a large due diligence review.
Formation Inc., Moorestown, New Jersey
Member Technical Staff | 1988 – 1991
Designed digital hardware and software, including microprocessor-based systems. Programming languages include C, C++ and assembly language.
1994 – 2001, Associate
Copyrights, Intellectual Property Counseling, Patents: Design, International and Utility, Trademarks
Mr. Slater joined Klarquist in 1990, and practices all aspects of intellectual property law, including patent, trademark, and copyright law.
Mr. Slater’s primary experience is in patent prosecution in chemical, biotechnology, and mechanical technologies, with a primary emphasis in preparing U.S. and foreign applications related to pharmaceuticals, drug delivery, and vaccines. Mr. Slater served as the firm’s managing partner from 2010-2011.
University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
Teaching assistant, Department of Chemistry | 1987 – 1990
Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
Research Assistant, Dr. J.D. White | 1984 – 1987
Pharmaceutical synthesis; structure determination of protein and natural products; molecular modeling; drug delivery, particularly prodrug synthesis.
University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
Research Assistant, Dr. David M. Walba, Department of Chemistry | 1982 – 1984
Synthesis, structure determination of natural products, and molecular modeling.
Intellectual Property Counseling, Patents, Litigation, Outsourced "In-House" IP Counsel, Post-Grant USPTO Proceedings, Startups & Emerging Businesses
Mr. Wilson focuses on the preparation and prosecution of patent applications in the electrical engineering and computer science fields. His practice also includes prosecuting and defending patent post-grant review proceedings, assisting with domestic and foreign patent litigation (including infringement and invalidity analysis and discovery), and counseling clients regarding patent infringement and validity.
Mr. Wilson has eleven years of experience developing electronic design automation (EDA) software tools and related methodologies for high performance integrated circuit designs. His technical expertise spans a number of fields in the electrical engineering and computer science disciplines, including VLSI design, analog and digital circuits, semiconductors, signal processing, power and control systems, computer graphics, and software engineering. Mr. Wilson also has experience preparing and prosecuting patent applications in the mechanical, nanotechnology, and business method arts.
Intel Corporation, Hillsboro, OR | 1995 – 2007
While at Intel, Mr. Wilson developed design and verification EDA tools for leading-edge deep submicron designs, including the Intel Pentium® II, Pentium® 4, and Core™ i7 microprocessors. In addition, Mr. Wilson managed a team of design automation engineers, and served as an invention disclosure reviewer for the Intel Legal Software IP committee.
Carnegie Mellon Research Institute, Pittsburgh, PA | 1993 – 1994
Mr. Wilson designed, built, and tested wired and wireless industrial control and solid state gas sensor prototypes.