Eric A. Harwood, Ph.D., Karen M. Henckel, Bobby B. Soltani, and Hayley J. Talbert became partners of Seed IP Law Group effective January 1, 2016. Eric is in Seed IP’s Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals & Chemistry Group; Karen is in the Mechanical Engineering Group; Bobby and Hayley are in the firm’s Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Group; Hayley is also a member of the firm’s Trademark Group. All four attorneys specialize in U.S. and foreign intellectual property matters, including patent procurement, licensing, and strategic planning.

Eric Harwood specializes in U.S. and foreign chemical patent matters, including patent procurement, licensing, and strategic portfolio management. He received a B.S. in Chemistry (summa cum laude) from the University of California, Davis (1993) and a M.S. in Organic Chemistry from the University of Washington (1997). Eric earned a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the University of Washington (1999). He holds a J.D. from the University of Washington School of Law (2009). Eric 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 and the Washington Biotechnology and Biomedical Association.

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Karen Henckel specializes in preparing and prosecuting patent applications over a broad range of mechanical and electro-mechanical technologies. Karen also counsels clients in other areas of intellectual property law including validity and infringement analysis, agreements, and technology licensing. She received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Washington and a J.D. from Arizona State University. Karen is admitted to the Washington State Bar and is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. She is a member Washington State Patent Law Association and the King County Bar Association.

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Bobby Soltani specializes in U.S. and foreign patent prosecution of electrical engineering and computer software matters, as well as patent litigation, infringement opinions, licensing, and strategic portfolio management. He received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Oklahoma (2001), and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Oklahoma State University (2003). Bobby holds a J.D. from the University of Oklahoma College of Law (2007). Bobby is admitted to practice in Washington (2010) and Colorado (2007), 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), American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

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Hayley Talbert counsels clients in intellectual property matters including U.S. and foreign patent prosecution, trademark registration and enforcement, and copyright registration. Hayley received a B.S. (cum laude) in Electrical Engineering from the University of Florida (2004). She was awarded her J.D. from Willamette University College of Law (2008). Hayley 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 and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.

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