Lisa M. Caldwell

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EDUCATION
  • J.D., summa cum laude, Willamette University College of Law, 1994
  • B.S., Chemistry, California State University, San Jose, 1984
BAR ADMISSIONS
  • Oregon, 1995
  • California, 2017
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (Reg. No. 41,653)
HONORS AND AWARDS
  • 2012-2017 The Best Lawyers in America©, Portland, OR, Trademark Law
  • 2016-2017 World Trademark Review 1000: The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals
YEAR JOINED FIRM

1994


PRACTICE AREA OVERVIEW

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.

TECHNICAL EXPERTISE

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.

PRIOR PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

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.

CH2M Hill
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

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
  • Chair, Oregon State Bar Disciplinary Board Trial Panel (Region 5, 2009 – present)
  • Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Member, State Bar of California
  • Member, Licensing Executives Society
  • Member, Oregon Patent Law Association
  • Member, International Trademark Association
  • Member, American Chemical Society
ARTICLES AUTHORED