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Four law students receive Seed IP Law Group’s annual Founders Scholarships
02.20.15

Law students Jeffrey A. Bowers, Jack Chang, and John Andersen Morgan (all from Seattle University School of Law) and Ashleigh B. Rhodes (University of Washington School of Law) were recently selected as the recipients of Seed Intellectual Property Law Group’s annual Founders Scholarships for year 2014. In 2003, Seed IP Law Group created two scholarships to honor its founders, Richard W. Seed and Benjamin F. Berry.

Seed IP Law Group’s Founders Scholarships are given annually to students at the University of Washington and Seattle University Schools of Law. Seed IP seeks to annually recognize outstanding students who have a keen interest in the field of intellectual property law and who also have an undergraduate degree that qualifies him/her to sit for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent Bar Exam. “We think it’s very important to train the next generation of intellectual property attorneys so that we can continue to build on the legacy started by Ben Berry and Dick Seed,” says Kevin S. Costanza, Seed IP’s Managing Partner. “Only through strong support of higher education will our country continue to be a leader in the world.”

Seed IP Law Group welcomes new patent agent Baha A. Obeidat
02.02.15

Seed IP’s Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Group proudly welcomes new patent agent Baha A. Obeidat. Baha specializes in electrical/electronic engineering and software patent procurement and analysis matters. He received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering (2002) from Temple University, and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering (2005) from Villanova University. He was honored as Valedictorian of the College of Engineering at Temple University.

Baha is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He is a member of the Washington State Patent Law Association.

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Seed IP Law Group welcomes new partner Kevan L. Morgan
01.20.15

Seed IP’s Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Group proudly welcomes new partner Kevan L. Morgan. Kevan specializes in U.S. and foreign patent prosecution of electrical engineering and computer software matters, including IP agreements and licensing, and strategic portfolio management. He received a B.S. (magna cum laude) in Electrical Engineering from the Utah State University (1993), and a B.A. in Liberal Arts and Sciences from Utah State University (1993), with minors in History and Portuguese. Kevan holds a J.D. from the University of Washington School of Law (1996).

Kevan is admitted to practice in Washington State and is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He is a member of the Washington State Patent Law Association, American Bar Association, and the King County Bar Association. He is admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington, and the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington.

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Seed IP Law Group welcomes Andrew P. VanArsdel as Of Counsel
11.24.14

Seed IP’s Trademark and IP Enforcement & Litigation Groups proudly welcome Andrew P. VanArsdel as Of Counsel. Andy specializes in all aspects of trademark, copyright, advertising law and related issues. He received his B.A. in History from Yale University. He received his J.D. (cum laude) from Seattle University School of Law.
 
Andy is a member of the Washington State Bar and has been active with the WSBA’s Intellectual Property Section. He has participated on a number of International Trademark Association committees over the years. Andy has served as an expert speaker on IP issues in venues sponsored by the United States Patent and Trademark Office, the European Trademark Office, the American Bar Association, and the Washington State Bar Association, among a number of other sponsors. He was a key member of the leadership team of Microsoft’s five time World Trademark Review award-winning Trademark Group.

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Seed IP Law Group PLLC in Tier 1 of 2015 “Best Law Firms” rankings
11.03.14

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® have released the 2015 “Best Law Firms” rankings, marking the fifth edition of this highly-anticipated annual analysis. Seed IP Law Group PLLC ranks in Tier 1 in the Seattle metropolitan area for Patent Law, Trademark Law, Information Technology Law, Biotechnology Law, Litigation-Patent Law, and Copyright Law. Firms included in the 2015 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise. The 2015 rankings are based on the highest number of participating firms and highest number of client ballots on record. Over 17,000 attorneys provided over 600,000 law firm assessments, and almost 7,500 clients provided close to 40,000 evaluations. “For five years, we have combined massive amounts of hard data with peer reviews and client assessments to develop our law firm rankings,” Steven Naifeh, CEO and Co‐Founder of Best Lawyers. “Increasingly, clients tell us that ours are the most thorough, accurate, and helpful rankings of law firms available anywhere.” Ranked firms, presented in tiers, are listed on a national and/or metropolitan scale. Receiving a tier designation reflects the high level of respect a firm has earned among other leading lawyers and clients in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism and their integrity. Awards were given in 74 national practice areas and 120 metropolitan practice areas. These rankings provide a comprehensive view of the U.S. legal profession that is unprecedented both in the range of firms represented and in the range of qualitative and quantitative data used to develop the rankings.

The mission of “Best Law Firms” is to help guide referring lawyers and clients — from the country’s largest companies requiring corporate legal advice to individuals seeking counsel regarding personal legal issues. The 2015 “Best Law Firms” rankings can be seen in their entirety by visiting www.bestlawfirms.usnews.com

ABOUT “BEST LAW FIRMS
The U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. To be eligible for a ranking, a law firm must have at least one lawyer listed in 20th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© list for that particular location and specialty.

ABOUT U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT®
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ABOUT BEST LAWYERS®
Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected attorney ranking service in the world. For more than 30 years, Best Lawyers has assisted those in need of legal services to identify the attorneys best qualified to represent them in distant jurisdictions or unfamiliar specialties. Best Lawyers lists are published in leading local, regional and national publications across the globe.

Seed IP Law Group welcomes new patent agent Narendra K. Vaish, Ph.D.
10.13.14

Seed IP’s Biotechnology, Chemistry & Pharmaceuticals Group proudly welcomes new patent agent Narendra K. Vaish, Ph.D. Narendra specializes in U.S. and foreign patent prosecution of biotechnology, chemistry and pharmaceutical matters. His expertise includes drug discovery and diagnostics in biotechnology companies with proficiencies in chemistry, biochemistry, molecular and cell biology, including knowledge of in vitro and in vivo pharmacology and toxicology related to drug development and registration. Narendra received a M.Sc. in Organic Chemistry from Lucknow University (1989), a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Indian Institute of Technology (1994), and an MBA from Leeds School of Business (2006). Narendra completed his post-doctoral training at Max-Planck-Institute of Experimental Medicine, Goettingen, Germany and at Harvard Medical School / Boston College in the area of molecular biomedical engineering.


Narendra is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He is a member of the Washington State Patent Law Association (WSPLA), American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), and the Washington Biotechnology and Biomedical Association (WBBA).

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Seed IP Law Group welcomes new associate Joseph J. Probst
10.13.14

Seed IP’s Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Group proudly welcomes new associate Joseph J. Probst. Joseph specializes in the procurement of U.S. and foreign patents directed to electrical, electro-mechanical, and computer-implemented inventions. He received a B.S. (magna cum laude) in Bioengineering from Clemson University (2009) and he holds a J.D. (with High Honors) (Order of the Coif) from the University of Washington School of Law (2012).

Joseph is admitted to practice in South Carolina 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) and the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA).

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Seed IP Law Group welcomes four new associates
09.10.14

Seed IP Law Group proudly welcomes four new associates, Evan G. Clinton, Daniel P. O’Brien, Ph.D., Brooke L. Sargeant, Ph.D., and Duncan Stark.

Evan G. Clinton joins Seed IP’s Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Group. Evan focuses his practice on U.S. and foreign patent prosecution of electrical engineering and computer-related technologies and IP litigation and enforcement matters. He received a B.S. (2011) in Electrical Engineering from Milwaukee School of Engineering, where he graduated with Honors. Evan holds a J.D. University of Washington School of Law (2014). Evan is admitted to the Washington State Bar. His registration to practice before the United States Patent Office is pending.

Daniel P. O’Brien, Ph.D., joins Seed IP’s Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical, and Chemistry Group. Daniel’s practice includes the preparation and prosecution of patent applications in the fields of biotechnology and other life sciences. He has a technical background in microbiology, cancer biology, cell biology, molecular biology, immunology, genetics, and biochemistry. Daniel received a B.S. magna cum laude (2001) from Middle Tennessee State University and a Ph.D. (2008) in Cancer Biology from Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He holds a J.D. cum laude (2011) from Case Western Reserve University School of Law, where he earned a Law and Technology concentration with honors and served as president of the Student Intellectual Property Law Association. Daniel is admitted to the North Carolina 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, the American Intellectual Property Law Association, and the Washington Biotechnology and Biomedical Association.

Brooke L. Sargeant, Ph.D., also joins Seed IP’s Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical, and Chemistry Group. Brooke focuses her practice on U.S. and foreign biotechnology patent matters, including patent procurement, licensing, and strategic portfolio management. She received a B.S. summa cum laude in Biology from the University of South Florida (2000) and a Ph.D. in Biology from Georgetown University (2005). Brooke was awarded a J.D. with high honors from University of Washington School of Law (2014). She is admitted to the Washington State Bar and is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. She is a member of the Washington State Patent Law Association, the American Intellectual Property Law Association, and the Washington Biotechnology and Biomedical Association.

Seed IP’s Mechanical Engineering & Trademark Group welcomes new associate Duncan Stark. Duncan focuses his practice on U.S. and foreign patent prosecution of mechanical-related technologies, including medical devices and consumer products. Duncan received a B.S. summa cum laude (2008) and an M.S. (2009) in Civil Engineering, both from Oregon State University. He holds a J.D. with High Honors and Order of the Coif from the University of Washington School of Law (2012). Duncan is admitted to the Oregon 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 and the American Intellectual Property Law Association.

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Fourteen Seed IP attorneys listed in the 2015 edition of “The Best Lawyers in America”
08.18.14

Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC is pleased to announce that fourteen of its attorneys - Frank Abramonte, David V. Carlson, Kevin S. Costanza, William O. Ferron, Jr., Karl R. Hermanns, Robert Iannucci, Shoko Leek, Qing (Becky) Lin, Ph.D., Lorraine Linford, David J. Maki, Stephen J. Rosenman, Ph.D., Jeffrey M. Sakoi, Samuel E. Webb, and Jim White - were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2015 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. Mr. Abramonte, Mr. Carlson, Mr. Iannucci, Ms. Leek, and Mr. White are partners within Seed IP’s Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Group; Mr. Costanza, Mr. Ferron, Jr., Ms. Linford, and Mr. Sakoi are partners within Seed IP’s Mechanical Engineering & Trademark Group; Mr. Hermanns, Dr. Lin, Dr. Rosenman, and Mr. Webb are partners within Seed IP’s Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals & Chemistry Group; Mr. Maki is Of Counsel in the Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals & Chemistry Group.

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 51,000 leading attorneys cast almost 4.9 million evaluations on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.” Steven Naifeh, Managing Editor of Best Lawyers says, “We continue to believe - as we have believed for 30 years - that recognition by one’s peers is the most meaningful form of recognition in the legal profession.” For the past three decades, Best Lawyers has come to be regarded - by both the legal profession and the public - as the definitive guide to legal excellence in the United States.

Seed IP Law Group welcomes Paul F. Rusyn as Of Counsel
08.01.14

Seed IP’s Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Group proudly welcomes Paul F. Rusyn as Of Counsel. Paul focuses his practice on the preparation and prosecution of electronic and electrical patent applications. He also counsels clients on various intellectual property matters including patentability, invalidity, and infringement opinions, patent enforcement, intellectual property related due diligence and licensing.
 
Paul is admitted to practice in Washington and is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He is a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), Washington State Patent Law Association (WSPLA), and the Intellectual Property Section of the King County Bar Association.

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