Andrew M Mason

IAM Research

The Patent 1000 focuses exclusively on patent practice and has firmly established itself as the definitive 'go-to' resource for those seeking world-class legal patent expertise.

Recommended - Individuals: post-grant proceedings

Sparkman LLP (Portland OR) Mr Andrew M Mason Mr John D Vandenberg

Recommended - Individuals: litigation

Since opening its doors in 1941, Klarquist Sparkman has boasted a stellar reputation and has consistently attracted high-profile patrons due to its first-rate IP services. With an extensive focus on modern technology in all its forms, this IP powerhouse of the west coast offers unparalleled end-to-end services. The firm benefits from exceptional legal professionals, who are well represented in the IAM Patent 1000. On the non-contentious side, Sheree Rybak and Gregory Scott are excellent contacts. Biotechnology experts Rybak and Scott work diligently to provide patent prosecution and procurement services for the US Food and Drug Administration. “Sheree has a unique ability to rapidly understand complex subject matter and technical arguments. She is dedicated to strengthening patentability arguments and her hands-on approach makes her an excellent attorney.” “Gregory stands out for his willingness to work with inventors to produce quality patent applications that add commercial value.” Working alongside them is Michael Girard, who uses his extensive experience in patent preparation and prosecution to assist service users across several technology areas. He has a specific talent for handling software and device patent applications. Another key non-contentious contact is Kyle Rinehart. “Kyle is a technical expert in the video and audio codec field which is a rare skill to have. He is an outstanding attorney.” Robert Scotti receives great praise from clientele. “Robert is reliable and consistently produces quality work under quick turnaround times.” Mark Wilson has extensive knowledge in computer science and electrical engineering and this technical expertise compliments the litigation group. Long-term clients trust his business-oriented approach and direct legal advice. On the litigation front, John Vandenberg has earned an outstanding national reputation as an impressive litigator, adviser and appellate advocate. He is the go-to person for any patent law issue and has advised some of the world’s most high-profile players. Other Klarquist litigators include Jeffrey Love, whose impressive experience in patent law includes representing entities of various sizes and industries in federal district courts across the country. Sharing his extensive experience in federal courts, Christopher Carraway has dedicated his practice to IP litigation for almost three decades. Well respected by her peers for her stellar contentious work, Kristin Cleveland is described by clientele as “dedicated and trustworthy.” Specialist trial lawyer and expert strategist, Scott Davis can go toe-to-toe with any opposing counsel. “Scott has an impressive knowledge of the law and is always available to assist clients.” Co-chairing the post-grant group, Andrew Mason has had impressive levels of success in IP rights proceedings. His recent victories include winning an appeal for Microsoft at the federal circuit. Working closely with him on the Microsoft case was Todd Siegel, a specialist in post-grant challenges before the PTAB who is recognised for his commitment to creating practical and creative solutions. 

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