Career Profile

I am an experienced patent attorney in the United States, now living back at home in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia. I am currently studying Corporate Finance though the online courses of Aswath Damodaran, learning Python and DynamoDB, and signed up to take Law Society of Upper Canada (Ontario) bar exam in March 2018. I play a lot of ice hockey in my spare time, and also enjoy watching movies.

Experiences

Patent Attorney

2015 - 2017
Davis Wright Tremaine, Seattle

Wrote persuasive briefing and represented pro bono asylum client in U.S. immigration court.

Wrote clear, comprehensive descriptions of cutting-edge technology in order to obtain patents for clients in technologies including cloud computing and wireless standards.

Wrote persuasive legal arguments to national patent offices in response to communications from those patent offices.

Analyzed existing anti-homeless laws and researched potential challenges to those law based on the U.S. Constitution for a pro bono client.

Patent Attorney

2010 - 2015
Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, Irvine, CA

Wrote persuasive motions for patent and trademark litigation, in order to convince judges that the law was on the side of our clients.

Met with inventors and discussed intellectual property protection options to those inventors in order to provide the best legal protection for their inventions.

Wrote descriptions of new inventions in order to obtain patents for clients in technologies including Wi-Fi standards patents and spectroscopic blood analysis.

Analyzed scope and depth of existing patents in order to estimate valuations of patents for clients considering purchasing patent portfolios at auction.

Volunteer Law Clerk

2009
Office of the Illinois Attorney General, Chicago

Advised mediators of the discrepancies between hospital-patient settlement provisions and state entitlements under the recently passed Hospital Uninsured Patient Discount Act.

Analyzed complaints to provide advice to the Office whether to accept large class action settlement involving national health care provider.

Summer Associate

2009
Weil, Gotshal & Manges, Redwood Shores, CA

Advised on standing of exclusive licensees to bring suit in patent litigation suit.

Researched prior art to assess likelihood of invalidating opponent’s patents as obvious.

Projects

Here's just a few of the things that I've been working on recently.

Python - Learning to program in Python, in order to analyze financial data from various online sources.
Corporate Finance - Learning corporate finance, with a focus on equity valuations of companies in the airline industry.
DynamoDB - Learning to use DynamoDB, a NoSQL database hosted on Amazon Web Services (AWS), in order to store financial data imported through Python programs.
Joining the Law Society of Upper Canada - Taking the March 2018 bar exam in Ontario. Ontario waives the artilcing requirement for experienced attorneys, unlike British Columbia.

Skills & Proficiency

Patent Law

Legal Writing

Mathematics & Logic

PHP & MySQL

Corporate Finance

Python & DynamoDB

Ice Hockey