Turning Innovations into Patents®

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Experience you can trust.

Berkeley Law & Technology Group, LLP (BLTG®) is a well-established and growing intellectual property law firm headquartered in Portland, Oregon. The firm was founded by Howard Skaist, former Director of Patents at Intel Corporation. With a talented team of patent practitioners, BLTG handles all aspects of intellectual property practice. We specialize in patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and licensing. We provide legal services to clients of any size including clients with local as well as international operations.


  • Information Technology
  • Biomedical
  • Renewable Energy
  • Mechanical Devices
  • Financial Services
  • Software
  • Semiconductors
  • Semiconductor Processing
  • Network Processors
  • Switches and Routers
  • Wireless RF Communications
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Circuits
  • Graphics / CAD – Computer Animation
  • Software / Internet
  • MEMS / Bio-MEMS
  • Nanotechnology
  • Biotechnology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Optics / Lasers
  • Medical Devices
  • Mechanical
  • Materials (Chemical, Ceramics, Metals, Fiber Composite Materials)
  • Spectrometry

From Fortune 100 companies to start-up enterprises, we work with a diverse range of clients including, major universities, individual inventors, privately financed and VC-financed companies, major technology and media companies and companies that invest heavily in obtaining intellectual property protection. Our firm represents clients throughout the United States, Asia, and Europe, with a significant concentration in Silicon Valley and the Silicon Forest.

We focus on the following areas:

  • Information Technology & Software
  • Biomedical
  • Finance/Banking
  • Mechanical Devices

NOTICE: An attorney-client relationship can only be formed with this firm after direct consultation and agreement upon the terms of an engagement letter. Consequently, and unless you are already a client of this firm, we cannot agree to treat as confidential anything that you may send us at this time. In fact, we may be allowed or even required to share materials or information sent by non-clients with others, including past, present or future clients of the firm.


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