Duncan Stark

Senior Associate


Duncan’s practice is focused on U.S. and foreign patent prosecution of mechanical-related technologies, including medical devices and consumer products. He received a B.S. (summa cum laude) in Civil Engineering in 2008 and an M.S. in Civil Engineering in 2009, both from Oregon State University. Duncan holds a J.D. with High Honors and Order of the Coif from the University of Washington School of Law in 2012.


University of Washington School of Law
J.D. (with High Honors & Order of the Coif) 2012

Oregon State University
Civil Engineering
M.S. 2009

Oregon State University
Civil Engineering
B.S. (summa cum laude) 2008


Duncan’s experience includes prosecution of patent and trademark applications, as well as patent licensing and strategic domestic and international portfolio management. He has prepared patentability and freedom-to-operate opinions, as well as petitions for inter partes review and covered business method review proceedings.

During law school, Duncan served as an extern to the then Chief Judge Randall R. Rader of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, where he assisted the Chief Judge and his clerks with pending appeals. Duncan also served as an intern at the University of Washington’s Center for Commercialization, where he assisted in the preparation and prosecution of patent applications in a variety of technical fields, including medical devices, fuel cell vehicles, and consumer products. Prior to joining Seed IP, Duncan was an associate at a patent law firm in Portland, Oregon.


Duncan 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.

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