United States: Oregon


  • Klarquist Sparkman LLP
  • Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP
  • Perkins Coie LLP 
  • Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt

Klarquist Sparkman LLP

Klarquist Sparkman garners excellent feedback from the iconic technology companies to which it dispenses a comprehensive patent service: “The firm is very efficient and has an excellent culture in which senior partners give up opportunities to junior partners to help them progress. Its work is timely and completed to the very highest professional standards.” The top lawyer here is nationally renowned litigator John Vandenberg, “one of the most practical and creative lawyers you could ever work with”. “John knows the minute details of patent law and gets right to the heart of the issues he faces – he doesn’t waste time on inconsequential points.” He is closely involved in the development of the law and regularly files amicus curiae briefs in matters of import to the technology community. Another punchy litigator, Scott Davis quickly but deeply analyses the merits of each case and works hard to facilitate wins as soon as possible. “His strategic and practical handling of a case is second to none.” A talented author and captivating speaker, Jeffrey Love excels at breaking down the most complex concepts into jury-friendly storylines. The litigation picture would not be complete without Andrew Mason, who has been key to several of the set’s recent inter partes review victories. Anchoring the prosecution and life sciences practices is William Noonan, whose prestigious clients include the US government and the National Institutes of Health. Thanks to Noonan, Klarquist is also the only firm in the country to be awarded a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) contract for patent legal services across the patent lifecycle and in all of the FDA’s technology areas. Software sage Kyle Rinehart provides high-end services to Microsoft and many others. As a measure of the trust people have in him, he is regularly called on to undertake third-party patent review projects.

Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP

Miller Nash Graham & Dunn’s merger with respected patent firm Marger Johnson has significantly amped up its IP practice. Julie Reed, one of the new arrivals, brings 25 years’ experience in intellectual property to the firm. The former two-term president of Marger Johnson, Reed has an ingrained commercial perspective having spent considerable time in-house. She treats patents as business assets and knows how to build valuable, eye-catching portfolios.

Perkins Coie LLP 

With more than 225 patent attorneys and agents all over the country, Perkins Coie is home to one of the largest IP practices in the United States. A national leader in the post-grant space and recognised as the most-hired law firm in the country for IP litigation work, the firm also excels in patent prosecution, having obtained nearly 2,000 US and foreign patents in 2018 alone. At the Portland office, cool-headed Julia Markley is the go-to person for IP matters.

Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt

Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt is one of the largest firms in Oregon and one of the few to offer a full suite of IP services. The firm has recently implemented technical tools to better communicate with clients and provide prompt insights into the value of their IP creations. Capitalising on this in her own prosecution practice is Brenna Legaard, a multitalented patent attorney with an exciting practice in prosecution, litigation and transactions. A leader in the firm’s technology group, Legaard has become a familiar face in the district courts as her practice continues to thrive in the medical and software fields. A former inventor himself, Justin Brask is another valuable asset in Schwabe’s technology group; his passion for technological innovations bolsters his superb counselling and patent prosecution abilities.

Other recommended experts

An experienced litigator in both IP and commercial matters, Stoel Rives partner Steven Lovett is a discerning choice for those seeking sound, business-aligned IP advice and representation.


  • Justin Brask - Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt
  • Scott E Davis - Klarquist Sparkman LLP
  • Brenna K Legaard - Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt
  • Jeffrey S Love - Klarquist Sparkman LLP
  • Steven T Lovett - Stoel Rives LLP
  • Andrew M Mason - Klarquist Sparkman LLP
  • William D Noonan - Klarquist Sparkman LLP
  • Julie L Reed - Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP
  • Kyle Rinehart - Klarquist Sparkman LLP
  • John D Vandenberg - Klarquist Sparkman LLP