Gregory L. Maurer

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EDUCATION
  • J.D., University of Virginia, 1996
  • B.S., magna cum laude in Computer Science with System Software Concentration and graduate courses in complex algorithms and artificial intelligence, Old Dominion University, 1988
BAR ADMISSIONS
  • Oregon, 1997
  • Virginia, 1996 (inactive)
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (Reg. No. 43,781)
HONORS AND AWARDS
  • 2014-2015 IP Stars, Managing IP Magazine
YEAR JOINED FIRM

1995


PRACTICE AREA OVERVIEW

Mr. Maurer’s practice focuses on the preparation and prosecution of computer-related and bioinformatics patent applications, open source software, and intellectual property counseling.

TECHNICAL EXPERTISE

Mr. Maurer’s experience includes a wide range of software development, big data, user interface, bioinformatics, and telecommunications technologies, including complex algorithms and numerous programming languages, such as assembly, C++, LISP, Java and various visual and object-oriented languages.

PRIOR PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Five years professional computer science experience, with particular emphasis on system integration and software development. Senior Systems Analyst, 1991 – 1993.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
  • Volunteer, ESL, Rebuilding Together
  • Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Member, Association for Computing Machinery
  • Member, American Radio Relay League
REPRESENTATIVE PATENTS
PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS
  • Speaker, Oregon State Bar’s Business Law 2014: From Private M&A to Cybersecurity and Privacy Law, November 2014, “Principles, Practice, and Pitfalls in Copyright, Patents, Trademarks, and Trade Secrets”
  • Speaker, Y.J. Trivedi – AMA Academy for Intellectual Property Rights IPR Summit, January 2014, “Peculiarities of Software Patent Prosecution” [Presentation licensed under the Creative Commons License]
  • Speaker, Gujarat National Law University, January 2014, “Prior Art Searching Techniques and their Importance to U.S. Patent Prosecution” [Presentation licensed under the Creative Commons License]
  • Speaker, Gujarat National Law University, January 2013, “A Supervisable Template for Responding to Prior Art Rejections Before the USPTO” [Presentation licensed under the Creative Commons License]
  • Speaker, Ahmedabad Management Association IPR Summit, India, January 2013, “Free Software, Open Source, and Other Alternative Legal Regimes for Protecting Content”
  • Speaker, India Tour January 2013, “America Invents Act: Major Provisions for Prosecutors”
  • Speaker, Global IP Conference, Bangalore 2013, “Infringement in the Software Domain”
  • Speaker, Ahmedabad Management Association IPR Summit, India, January 2012, “Copyright in Virtual Worlds: Precautions and Pitfalls”
  • Speaker, Global IP Conference, New Delhi 2012, “Impact of Open Source on Copyright”
  • Speaker, India Tour January 2012, “Nonfunctional Descriptive Material and Divided Infringement”
  • Speaker, Oregon State Bar Super Saturday CLE, 2011, “Patent and Trademark Law for the New Lawyer”
  • Speaker, AIPLA Spring Meeting 2009, “Building the Castle before the Battle: Prosecution in View of Imminent Litigation”
  • Speaker, Ahmedabad Management Association IPR Summit and Indian Institute of Science (IISc), India, January 2009, “Global Future of Software Patents”
  • Speaker, Joint Meeting of Biotechnology and Emerging Technologies Committees, AIPLA Spring Meeting 2008, “Subject Matter Patentability for Bioinformatics Patent Applications: Principles & Practice”
  • Speaker, Oregon State Bar, Super Saturday CLE, 2008, “Life in the World of Trademark, Copyright, Trade Secret, and Patent Law”
  • Speaker, AIPLA Advanced Patent Prosecution Seminar 2007, “Inventor: Usually a Friend, Sometimes a Foe”