OUR STORY

FOUNDED

I have spent most of my career in the San Francisco Bay area and have served Silicon Valley as a patent practitioner for 14 years, representing all types of clients, from individual inventors and startups to major universities and Fortune 500 companies. It’s no accident that I became a patent attorney. I have a passion for helping people realize their business goals and their dreams and I am fascinated by unusual technological niches. During my time as a corporate librarian in the biotech world, I got the opportunity to explore patenting and patent law and was attracted to the intellectual challenge it offered. I was instrumental in securing a number of the assets, notably cookie technology, in the AOL patent portfolio, recently sold to Microsoft Corporation for more than one billion dollars.

In my personal life, I’m a gym rat who thrives on healthy eating, physical fitness and exercise. I also enjoy scouting out new stairways in San Francisco – my favorites might be the Vulcan and the Saturn stairways above the Castro neighborhood. I enjoy helping to beautify the City and improve the environment by participating with Friends of the Urban Forest in San Francisco. I have participated in some of their neighborhood plantings and met lots of nice people. My favorite place in all of San Francisco is the house in the Sunset district I share with my partner of over 20 years.

CREDENTIALS

• JD (Juris Doctor): Concord Law School
• MLIS (Master of Library and Information Science): School of Library and Information Studies, San Jose State University
• BA, Biology: University of Colorado at Denver
• Admitted to practice before the United States Patent & Trademark Office
• Member in good standing, State Bar of California

ASSOCIATIONS

• Bar Association of the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

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