I primarily concentrate on intellectual property issues but also handle various other kinds of law such as general litigation and environmental regulation. I have an recognized nationally as an advocate of the right to take photographs in public places and have appeared in media such as National Public Radio’s Morning Edition, Popular Photography, Shutterbug, and Wired.
I obtained by law degree at the University of Oregon, where I also served on law review and won American Jurisprudence Awards for Civil Procedure, Legal Ethics, and Intellectual Property. My undergraduate degree from Northwestern University was in Environmental Engineering and I also have a Master’s degree in the same subject from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
I am admitted to practice in the courts of Oregon, U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon, the U.S. Court of Claims, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second, Ninth and Federal Circuits. I am also registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. In addition to my licenses to practice law, I am also a Registered Civil Engineer in the State of California.