Two Klarquist Attorneys Named Top Lawyers by Portland Monthly Magazine

Published June 2, 2006

Kenneth S. Klarquist and James L. Leigh were named top intellectual property lawyers by Portland Monthly magazine. In its June 2006 issue, Portland Monthly presented a guide to the 250 best lawyers in the Portland metropolitan area, in 31 fields of practice, as chosen by their peers. “We are thrilled that Ken Klarquist and Jim Leigh have been recognized,” said Kristin Cleveland, of Klarquist Sparkman, LLP. “Both helped establish the practice of intellectual property in Portland, and both continue to make significant contributions.”

Mr. Klarquist has been an attorney at the Firm since 1951. During his tenure, Mr. Klarquist enjoyed an extensive patent and trademark practice, including litigation and the preparation and prosecution of patent applications in both mechanical and chemical engineering fields. Also an active community member, Mr. Klarquist served terms as President of the City Club of Portland and Chairman of the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission.

Mr. Leigh joined the Firm in 1960. Mr. Leigh has practiced all phases of patent, trademark, and copyright law. He has extensive experience in litigating intellectual property disputes, in technology licensing, and in patent and trademark validity and infringement analyses. Mr. Leigh has been active in the Oregon State Bar, serving on its trial board and as trial counsel in disciplinary proceedings. He has been a member of the bar’s unauthorized practice of law and disciplinary rules committees. He has served on the professional responsibility committee for Multnomah County, as well as on the state professional responsibility board. Like Mr. Klarquist, Mr. Leigh has been active in the Portland City Club.