Howard Skaist, Berkeley Law, LLC

Phone: (503) 439-6500
17933 NW Evergreen Pkwy Suite 250
Beaverton, OR 97006
Email: hskaist@bltg-ip.com
Bars Admitted: Oregon, USPTO
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Howard graduated Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, and Tau Beta Pi from Princeton University (Princeton, NJ) in 1982 with a B.S.E.E. Degree in Electric Engineering and Computer Science. After graduation, he spent two years at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (Laurel, MD) performing research and development on advanced navigation and guidance techniques for airborne defense platforms. He entered Duke University (Durham, NC) in 1984, simultaneously pursuing a Master’s Degree in Business Administration at the Fuqua School of Business and a Juris Doctorate Degree at Duke Law School. While at Duke, he served on the Editorial Board of the Duke Law Journal. He graduated with highest honors, Order of the Coif honors, and won the Willis Smith Award for being first in his law school class.

Immediately after graduating from Duke, he began clerking for Judge Eugene Wright on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Seattle, WA. A year later, he entered private practice as a member of the Oregon bar, joining Stoel, Rives, a Pacific Northwest law firm headquartered in Portland. After spending two years in the Patent Group at Stoel, Mr. Skaist became an in-house patent attorney for General Electric Co. at its Corporate Research and Development Center outside Albany, New York. Eventually, he joined AT&T’s Bell Laboratories as an intellectual property attorney, prior to the formation of Lucent Technologies. He returned to the Pacific Northwest in 1996 as a senior intellectual property attorney for Intel Corp. in Portland, OR, and in the ensuing seven years rose to become Intel’s Director of Patents, where he managed a staff of over 40, including patent attorneys, patent agents, paralegals, patent engineers, and administrative assistants. As Intel’s Director of Patents, Mr. Skaist split his time between developing the substantive legal strategy for several of Intel’s significant patent cases, leading several of Intel’s major patent cross-licensing efforts, overseeing other patent analysis projects, and leading the strategic management of Intel’s patent portfolio.

In 2003, Mr. Skaist left Intel and founded Berkeley Law & Technology Group, (BLTG). Currently, BLTG has a total of twelve patent lawyers. BLTG handles all aspects of patent law practice, including: patent preparation and prosecution, patent strategy, portfolio building, and portfolio management, patent assertion and other patent license negotiation support , preparing patent opinion letters, and strategic oversight of patent litigation. Mr. Skaist is also an adjunct professor at Boalt Hall Law School in Berkeley, CA, and at Willamette School of Law in Salem, OR, and has also taught patent law, copyright law, and computer law at Lewis and Clark Law School and Albany Law School. In addition, he is a member of the AIPLA and served for several years (1998-2001) on the Editorial Board of the AIPLA Quarterly Journal.


Paul G. Nagy P.C.

Phone: (503) 439-6500
17933 NW Evergreen Pkwy Suite 250
Beaverton, OR 97006
Email: pnagy@bltg-ip.com
Bars Admitted: California, USPTO
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Paul’s practice focuses on patent related matters including patent application preparation and prosecution as well as analysis and litigation support. Paul has particular expertise in patent matters relating to computer hardware and software, Internet, semiconductor, communications and general electronics related technologies electronics. As a former Assistant Director in Intel Corp.’s Patent Practice Group, Paul can also assist emerging technology companies with developing a patent strategy, establishing an in-house patent filing program and managing a growing portfolio of patent assets.

Professional Experience:

Berkeley Law and Technology Group, LLP, September 2004 to present
Intel Corporation, Patent Practice Group, Assistant Director, July 2000 to September 2004
Pillsbury Winthrop LLP, Los Angeles, CA, Senior Attorney, October 1997 to July 2000
Loeb & Loeb LLP (including former partners of Spensley Horn Jubas & Lubitz), Los Angeles, CA, Associate, September 1994 to October 1997

Education:
J.D., Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, CA (1994)
M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA (1987)
B.S., Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, University of California, Berkeley, CA (1984)

Admitted to Practice:
California, 1994
Registered to Practice Before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, 1994


Ted D. Karr, P.C.

Phone: (503) 439-6500
17933 NW Evergreen Pkwy Suite 250
Beaverton, OR 97006
Email: tkarr@bltg-ip.com
Bars Admitted: Oregon, California
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Ted’s practice focuses on intellectual property (IP) transactions, licensing, patent analysis, trademarks and IP strategies. Ted has extensive experience in developing IP strategies that are based on the unique needs of clients and can counsel clients in the many options available to maximize the value of their intellectual property assets.

Ted’s practice also concentrates on trademark preparation, prosecution and management on an international basis. Ted understands the Federal trademark registration process and assists clients with assessing and developing their trademark plan and registration decisions as well as how to effectively use trademarks in their business. Ted is an experienced Portland Trademark Attorney supporting trademark clients from around the world. His clients range from individuals to fortune 500 companies. He represents clients that have trademarks related to websites, online sales and services, mobile apps, hardware and software products, medical devices, restaurants, microbreweries, wineries, and various other products and services.

Ted has experience with licensing patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and technology. He also has extensive experience developing offensive and defensive patent strategies and understands how to analyze markets, technologies and intellectual property in the context of licensing, litigation, patent acquisitions and patents sales. Ted has experience in drafting and negotiating complex patent license transactions and other intellectual property agreements on an international basis. His experience includes royalty based transactions, among other value-based transactions.

Ted’s particular expertise in licensing has related to technology hardware and software, internet, semiconductors, software, medical devices, and general electronics related technologies. As a former Licensing Attorney and Licensing Manager in Intel Corporation’s Patents and Licensing Group, Ted can assist with all phases of the transaction from developing an intellectual property strategy, to providing services in structuring, drafting and negotiating the transaction. Ted’s background positions him well for providing clients with a broad range of support related to their intellectual property strategy.

Professional Experience:

Partner of Berkeley Law and Technology Group, LLP, 2006 to present
Intel Corporation, Attorney, Patents Group, 2001 to 2006
Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc., Sacramento, CA, Operations Manager, 1993 to 2001

Education:
J.D., University of the Pacific, McGeorge Law School, Sacramento, CA (2000)
Editor in Chief of the McGeorge Transnational Lawyer Law Review
MBA, Washington State University, Pullman, WA (1994)
B.S., Financial Management; Minor, Industrial Engineering, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR (1990)

Professional Associations:
American Bar Association
Oregon
California
Member, Multnomah Bar Association


Calvin Wells, Senior Patent Attorney

Phone: (503) 439-6500
17933 NW Evergreen Pkwy Suite 250
Beaverton, OR 97006
Email: cwells@bltg-ip.com
Bars Admitted: Oregon, California
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Calvin’s practice focuses on patent law. His patent practice includes patent preparation and prosecution, as well as analysis. His area of technical expertise lies in the electrical and computer arts, with particularly extensive experience in chipset and graphics/video matters, with additional experience in other areas including microprocessor architecture, semiconductor device fabrication, software, and electronic device interconnect and data signaling technologies.

Professional Experience:

Berkeley Law and Technology Group, LLP, 2004 to present
Patent Attorney, Intel Corporation, 1999-2004
patent preparation and prosecution
portfolio management and development
litigation and licensing related patent analysis
Patent Agent/Patent Engineer, Intel Corporation, 1995-1999
patent preparation and prosecution
Electrical Engineer, Intel Corporation, 1992-1995
product definition, architecture, motherboard design

Education:
J.D., Santa Clara University School of Law (1999)
B.S., Electrical Engineering, Brigham Young University(1992)

Admitted to Practice:
California, 1999
Registered to Practice Before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, 1998


Gary D. Mann, Senior Patent Attorney

Phone: (503) 439-6500
17933 NW Evergreen Pkwy Suite 250
Beaverton, OR 97006
Email: gmann@bltg-ip.com
Bars Admitted: California, USPTO,
U.S. Court of Appeal for the Federal Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
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Gary’s current practice focuses on patent prosecution, counseling, due diligence reviews, legal opinions, trademark prosecution, and litigation support involving intellectual property law disputes. He has worked with clients engaged in a variety of technical fields, including computer software, Internet, electronics, medical devices, semiconductor manufacturing equipment, stereolithography, automated packaging machinery, and machine tool controllers. In his trademark work, Gary has represented clients in such diverse industries as retail, fashion apparel, oil exploration, entertainment, construction, food, pharmaceutical, e-commerce, and medical devices. Additionally he has extensive IP litigation experience, including lead counsel responsibility for large matters. Gary has conducted jury trials involving various intellectual property areas and has represented clients before the appellate courts.

Professional Experience:

Berkeley Law & Technology Group, LLP
Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery, LLP, Partner
Loeb & Loeb, LLP, Partner
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP, Partner

Education:
J.D., cum laude, Indiana University
U.S. Navy Nuclear Power School (Nuclear Propulsion Plant licensed)
B.S., Physics, U.S. Naval Academy

Technical Experience:
Prior to entering the legal profession Gary was an active duty officer in the nuclear submarine branch of the U.S. Navy. As a result, he has extensive experience with the operation, testing, and maintenance of shipboard electrical, electronic, and nuclear systems


James Wakely, Senior Patent Attorney

Phone: (503) 439-6500
17933 NW Evergreen Pkwy Suite 250
Beaverton, OR 97006
Email: jwakely@bltg-ip.com
Bars Admitted: California, 2000 (currently inactive)
Illinois, U.S.P.T.O.
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Jim’s practice focuses on intellectual property matters including client counseling, drafting, and prosecuting patent applications, preparing validity and infringement opinions, patent litigation support, and trademark matters. He works primarily in the electrical, software, and electro-mechanical areas, and has experience involving a wide range of technologies such as image processing systems, wagering machines, currency processing machines, networking applications, electronic musical instruments, various software-based systems, signal processing, and DVD players.

Professional Experience:

Berkeley Law and Technology Group, LLP, 2008-present
Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery, Chicago, IL, associate, 2005-2008
Jenkens & Gilchrist, Chicago, IL, associate, 2004-2005
Pillsbury Winthrop, Los Angeles, CA, associate, 2000-2004

Education:
J.D., Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago, IL (2000)
B.S., Electrical Engineering, Bradley University, cum laude, Peoria, IL (1997)

Admitted to Practice:
California, 2000 (currently inactive)
Illinois, 2002
Registered to Practice Before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, 2001


Mark Kendrick, Senior Patent Attorney

Phone: (503) 439-6500
17933 NW Evergreen Pkwy Suite 250
Beaverton, OR 97006
Email: mkendrick@bltg-ip.com
Bars Admitted: California, U.S.P.T.O.
U.S. District Courts for the Central District of California
U.S. District Court for Southern District of California
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Mark Kendrick practices intellectual property law and specifically patent prosecution. He handles all aspects of patent, copyright, trademark and trade secret law, with an emphasis on computer-related technologies, including hardware, software, peripherals, wireless communication, network communications, robotic devices, online gaming and medical devices.

Mr. Kendrick has prepared patent clearance and patent non-infringement opinions involving a wide range of technology areas such as mobile computing devices, imaging devices, optical drive devices, memory card reader devices, 3-D medical imaging systems, medical devices, Internet routers and switches, networking technologies (LAN, WLAN, PAN), and web-based digital encryption systems.

Mr. Kendrick’s patent prosecution and client counseling experience likewise involves a variety of technology subject matters, in such areas as: computer hardware including digital printing systems, online instruction systems, digital archiving systems, solar power management systems, network switches, Internet routers, intelligent management controllers, parallel-to-serial converters, optical drive systems, semiconductor devices, wireless navigation systems, signal equalization systems, diskless computer systems, and laptop computers; computer software, including image processing, network protocols, Internet routing protocols, disk drive protocols, media translation programs, database sorting algorithms, web-based digital encryption systems, PC digital encryption systems, operating systems, BIOS software, and authentication, authorization and administration software, and various electrical devices.

Mr. Kendrick has advised clients on the maintenance, enforcement and defense of intellectual property and technology. He has also provided clients assistance with IP transactional matters including licensing, mergers and acquisitions and other IP contractual matters.

Mr. Kendrick assists in representing clients in patent and other intellectual property litigation. Mr. Kendrick’s responsibilities included, preparing and submitting pleadings; interfacing with experts in preparation of expert reports; preparing for and taking/defending depositions, managing discovery and document review and production, analyzing infringement claims and theories; evaluating client’s accused products and/or services; evaluating potential prior art references; participating in settlement negotiations and representing client’s interests within joint defense groups.

Practice Areas:

Intellectual Property
Patent Prosecution
Intellectual Property Due Diligence
Intellectual Property Litigation
Post-Grant Proceedings

Education:
J.D., Northwestern University School of Law, 2001, Dean’s List (Fall 1999 and Spring 2000)
M.B.A., Loyola Marymount University, 1992
B.S., Computer and Electrical Engineering, Purdue University, 1985

Publications:
Intent to Lose? Be Wary of Pitfalls Involving Intent-to-Use Trademark Applications., Authors: Bobby Ghajar, Mark R. Kendrick, Carolyn S. Toto, 5/22/2014

What You Should Know About Electronic Subscriptions and Copyright Law: A Best Practices Guide, Authors: Carolyn S. Toto, Mark R. Kendrick, 8/19/2013


Oleg Salakhov, Senior Patent Attorney

Phone: (503) 439-6500
17933 NW Evergreen Pkwy Suite 250
Beaverton, OR 97006
Email: osalakhov@bltg-ip.com
Bars Admitted: Oregon, U.S. District Court, U.S.P.T.O.
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Oleg maintains a diverse practice acquiring U.S. and international Intellectual Property rights and assisting clients with IP- related litigation, negotiation, and licensing. Oleg’s practice includes patent application preparation and prosecution in areas relating to electronics, software, Internet, and communications, as well as in electrical and electro-mechanical arts. In his practice, Oleg combines his engineering expertise with his strong legal writing skills.

Oleg’s engineering background includes designing, building, operating, maintaining, and repairing the full range of systems found on modern commercial vessels. Oleg’s education and practical experience involves state-of-the art electronics, communication, electro-mechanical and nuclear propulsion systems, and power generators, as well as heating, cooling, refrigeration, and ventilation systems. His expertise is proving invaluable to clients seeking IP rights in just about any related technical subject matter.

Professional Experience:

Berkeley Law and Technology Group, LLP, 2009 to present
Kolisch Hartwell, P.C., Associate, 2007 – 2009

Education:
J.D., summa cum laude, Seattle University School of Law, Seattle, Washington, 2007
Student Graduation Speaker, Class of 2007
Dean’s List, 2004 – 2006
Year-End Achievement Scholarship Awards, 2004 – 2007
Best Brief, Motion In Support of TRO, Remedies, 2006
Cheney/Metzger Legal Writing Scholarship Finalist, 2005
Recipient of eight Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Education (CALI)
Excellence Awards, including for Legal Writing, Intellectual Property, and IP Audits.
B.S. and M.S., Marine Engineering Systems, State Maritime Academy, St. Petersburg, Russia, 1993
Advanced Study for B.S., M.E., State Forestry Engineering Academy, St. Petersburg, Russia, 1987

Admitted to Practice:
Oregon State Bar
U.S. District Court, District of Oregon
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Professional Licenses and Associations:
American Bar Association, ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law
American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
Oregon State Bar: Intellectual Property, Litigation, International, and Computer and Internet Law sections
Oregon Patent Law Association (OPLA)
Multnomah County Bar Association
Third-Class Marine Engineer License

Other Languages:
Fluent Russian


Bradley A. Greenwald, Senior Patent Attorney

Phone: (503) 439-6500
17933 NW Evergreen Pkwy Suite 250
Beaverton, OR 97006
Email: bgreenwald@bltg-ip.com
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Brad’s practice focuses on patent-related matters including patent application preparation and prosecution as well as analysis and litigation support. He brings 25 years of intellectual property experience to BLTG. He has worked for international companies and national intellectual property boutique firms. He was employed at Intel Corporation, where he pursued all aspects of patent law for the past 15 years. His work there included patent prosecution, licensing, litigation, purchasing, patent analysis, portfolio building, and a focus on international standards. This breadth of experience gives him a deep understanding of what makes a strategic patent and how companies can best use their portfolio to enhance their businesses.

Professional Experience:

Berkeley Law and Technology Group, LLP, Member, August 2016 to present.
Kacvinsky, Daisak, Bluni, PLLC, Partner, October 2014 to August 2016.
Intel Corporation, Director, Patents & Licensing, May 1999 to July 2014.
Pennie & Edmonds, Associate Litigation and Patent Attorney, 1996 – 1999
Fish & Neave, Associate Litigation and Patent Attorney, 1993 – 1996.

Education:
Harvard Law School, cum laude (1993)
M.A., Philosophy, University of Wisconsin, Madison (1987)
B.A., Physics and Philosophy, University of Iowa, Phi Beta Kappa (1985)

Admitted To Practice:
California, 1993
Registered to Practice Before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, 1993


Jeff Limon, Patent Agent

Phone: (503) 439-6500
17933 NW Evergreen Pkwy Suite 250
Beaverton, OR 97006
Email: jefflimon@bltg-ip.com
Bars Admitted: U.S.P.T.O.
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Jeff Limon is an experienced patent agent with over 12 years of patent prosecution, patent development, and patent portfolio management in both large corporate and startup company environments. His area of technical expertise includes RF and microwave systems and circuits, signal and image processing, digital systems design, nuclear reactor systems, software, and related technologies.

Professional Experience:

Berkeley Law and Technology Group, LLP, March 2011 to present
Patent Development Specialist, NuScale Power, LLC, October 2010 – March 2011
Senior Patent Agent, Hewlett-Packard Corporation, 2000-2010
Patent Agent/Systems Engineer, Motorola Corporation, 1995-2010
RF Systems Engineer McDonnell Douglas, 1986-1995

Education:
M.S., Microwave Engineering, Arizona State University (1994)
B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of California at Los Angeles (1986)

Admitted to Practice:
Registered to Practice before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, 1999


Kristi Schroeder, Legal Assistant

Phone: (503) 439-6500
17933 NW Evergreen Pkwy Suite 250
Beaverton, OR 97006
Email: kschroeder@bltg-ip.com
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Kristi joined the firm in 2004. Kristi is a Legal Assistant and Office Coordinator.

Professional Experience:

Berkeley Law and Technology Group LLP, 2004-present
Office Manager, LNS Court Reporting and Captioning, Portland, OR 2000-2003
Office Manager, Happy Talk Ceramics, Portland, OR 1996-2000

Community Activities and Interests:
Volunteer, Special Olympics
Volunteer, Girl Scouts


Theresa “Terri” Fuller, Legal Assistant

Phone: (503) 439-6500
17933 NW Evergreen Pkwy Suite 250
Beaverton, OR 97006
Email: tfuller@bltg-ip.com
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Terri joined our team in 2015. She has over 20 years of experience working in a law firm environment. Terri has a paralegal II certificate from Portland State University and has experience supporting US and foreign patent prosecution.

Education:

Portland State University: Paralegal 1 October 2011
Portland State University: Paralegal II December 2011
Business Law September 1991
NALS Legal Training Course Basic, May 1991
Certified Paralegal

Professional Experience:
Berkeley Law & Technology Group, LLP
Bullivant Houser Bailey PC
Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman


Michelle Rosa, Accounting

Phone: (503) 439-6500
17933 NW Evergreen Pkwy Suite 250
Beaverton, OR 97006
Email: mrosa@bltg-ip.com
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Michelle joined the firm in 2011.

Education:

B.S. University of Phoenix (2010)
A.A.S Heald Business College (2000)

Professional Experience:
Accounts Receivable, Berkeley Law & Technology Group, LLP, April 2011-present
Re/max Metro Gold 2007 – 2011
Kadel’s Auto Body 2006 – 2007
Title Guaranty Escrow Services, Inc. 2002 – 2005