Blake K. Kumabe

Associate

Background

Blake specializes in U.S. and foreign patent prosecution of electrical engineering and computer software matters. He received a M.S. (2009) and a B.S. (2006) in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington. Blake was awarded a J.D. magna cum laude from Seattle University School of Law in 2015, where he served as Associate Editor for the Seattle University Law Review. Blake also received the National Order of Scribes Award for Excellence in Legal Writing and the CALI Award for Legal Writing.

Education

Seattle University School of Law
J.D. (magna cum laude) 2015

University of Washington
Electrical Engineering
M.S. 2009

University of Washington
Electrical Engineering
B.S. 2006

Honors and Awards

  • National Order of Scribes Award for Excellence in Legal Writing
  • CALI Award for Legal Writing

Experience

Prior to joining Seed IP, Blake served as a patent examiner for the United States Patent and Trademark Office where he reviewed patent applications in the field of inter-process communications for computer systems and software development. Blake also has several years of industry experience working at several leading aerospace and telecommunication companies. During law school, Blake served as a Summer Associate at Seed IP and a legal research assistant at Seattle University.

Affiliations

Blake is admitted to the Washington State Bar and is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He is a member of the Washington State Patent Law Association (WSPLA).

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