Jeffrey M. Sakoi

Partner

Background

Jeff specializes in strategic intellectual property counseling, patent procurement and enforcement, licensing, and patent assertion management services to chemical, mechanical, and electro-mechanical companies. He provides these services across a broad range of multi-disciplinary industry sectors, including alternative energy, energy distribution, green technology, semiconductor, wired and wireless communication, transportation, chemical and medical device industries. He received a B.S. (cum laude) in Chemical Engineering (1982) from the University of Idaho and holds a J.D. (1985), also from the University of Idaho.

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Education

University of Idaho
J.D. 1985

University of Idaho
Chemical Engineering
B.S. (cum laude) 1982

Honors and Awards

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America®, 2007-2019
  • Selected to Washington Super Lawyers®, 2004-2018
  • Recommended, IAM Patent 1000, Prosecution: Washington, 2017-2018
  • Listed in IP Stars (Managing Intellectual Property®), 2013-2018
  • Top Rated AV Preeminent™ Intellectual Property Lawyer, Martindale-Hubbell®, 1998-2018
  • Washington’s Most Amazing Attorneys®, 2006

Experience

After receiving his J.D., Jeff worked as a patent attorney at the Dow Chemical Company. He has since amassed over thirty years of experience as a patent attorney, drafting and prosecuting patent applications across a multitude of industries, counseling clients in strategic development of their domestic and international intellectual property portfolios, developing client IP programs and IP licensing strategies, and drafting and presenting non-infringement, invalidity and patentability opinions. Jeff has extensive experience working and living in Asia as a seconded patent counsel and as outside counsel.

Affiliations

Jeff is a faculty member of the University of Washington School of Law where he teaches a course on patent application preparation and patent prosecution. He also lectures each summer for CASRIP (Center for Advanced Study and Research on Intellectual Property) on advanced patent preparation and prosecution. Jeff is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He is a board member for the Washington State Patent Law Association and former President of the Asian Bar Association of Washington.

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