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.

Practice Areas

  • Patent preparation and prosecution
  • Trademark preparation and prosecution
  • Copyrights
  • Trade secrets and Unfair Competition
  • Opinion letters
  • Patent/portfolio analysis
  • Intellectual property strategy
  • Patent and Trademark portfolio management
  • Patent due diligence
  • Licensing
    (Patent, Trade Secret,
    Copyright, Trademark)
  • Technology transfer


  • 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.