Software & Internet

Software & Internet

Developing advanced software. Improving existing software. Making e-commerce applications a reality. Supporting business models. Automated inference.  Millions of companies are dedicated to acquiring, organizing, analyzing, and disseminating information. Seed IP’s software and technology patent attorneys have worked in the trenches of this highly competitive industry. They know firsthand that the breakneck pace of software development requires forward-looking strategies to protect the value of new ideas and inventions. From software development in telecommunications, operating systems, and computer architecture, to e-commerce infrastructure and applications, our attorneys have the technical know-how and experience to assist companies, large and small. Our attorneys know the importance of relating technology to marketing strategy and business goals. They know how to use patent, trademark, and copyright law to obtain the strongest intellectual property protection available. It takes visionary attorneys to protect visionary ideas. Seed IP attorneys know the law, the technology, and the business of computer science.

Our software & internet expertise:

  • Augmented reality / virtual reality
  • Bioinformatics
  • Business processes
  • E-commerce and internet
  • Embedded and vehicular systems
  • Knowledge systems and data mining
  • Machine Learning
  • Streaming media
  • User interface techniques


Software & Internet

Specialists

Baha A. Obeidat

Senior Patent Agent

Senior Patent Agent

Baha A. Obeidat

Baha's practice focuses on electrical/electronic engineering and software patent procurement, and patent analysis, and due diligence 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.

Electrical Engineering, Electronics & Semiconductors, Software & Internet, Telecommunications
Patent, Strategic Counseling, Trade Secrets
Bilal H. Adra

Associate

Associate

Bilal H. Adra

Bilal focuses his practice on patent preparation and prosecution of software and internet technology matters. He received his B.S. (magna cum laude) in Computer Science from North Central College (2016) and his J.D. (cum laude) from the University of Illinois College of Law (2019). While attending the University of Illinois College of Law, Bilal received the Joseph M. Barich Excellence in Patent Law Award and the Rickert Award for Excellence in Legal Writing, both in 2019.

Software & Internet| AI, ML, and Robotics
Patent
Blake K. Kumabe

Senior Associate

Senior Associate

Blake K. Kumabe

Blake's practice focuses on the U.S. and foreign patent prosecution of electrical engineering and computer software matters. He received an 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.

Consumer Products & Services, Electrical Engineering, Electronics & Semiconductors, Software & Internet, Telecommunications
Patent, Strategic Counseling, Trade Secrets
Bobby B. Soltani

Partner

Partner

Bobby B. Soltani

Bobby's practice focuses on the U.S. and foreign patent prosecution of electrical engineering and computer software matters and 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).

Alternative Energy| Consumer Products & Services| Electrical Engineering| Electronics & Semiconductors| Medical Devices| Software & Internet| Telecommunications| AI, ML, and Robotics
IP Agreements & Licensing, IP Litigation & Enforcement, Patent, Strategic Counseling, Trade Secrets
Brooke W. Quist

Partner

Partner

Brooke W. Quist

Brooke Quist's practice focuses on domestic and foreign intellectual property, including patent preparation and prosecution, litigation, preparation of patent invalidity and non-infringement opinions, client counseling, strategic portfolio development, due diligence investigations, and licensing, as well as other transactional intellectual property matters.

Brooke counsels clients in patent law, trademark law, copyright law, and related intellectual property matters. He received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Southern California in 1992 and his J.D. from the University of Texas at Austin in 1997.

Alternative Energy, Consumer Products & Services, Electrical Engineering, Electronics & Semiconductors, Industrial Design, Mechanical Engineering, Medical Devices, Software & Internet,Telecommunications
Copyright, IP Agreements & Licensing, IP Litigation & Enforcement, Patent, Strategic Counseling, Trade Secrets, Trademark
David V. Carlson

Partner

Partner

David V. Carlson

Chair of the Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Group


David's practice focuses on electrical, software, and mechanical patent matters, including obtaining, licensing, and litigating patents. He has a great deal of practical experience providing strategic planning to protect a client's technology. He can prepare a strategy to assist your company in obtaining patent coverage on your key inventions. If you need to enforce these patents or defend a lawsuit against your company, he has extensive experience assisting companies protecting themselves and their IP.

Alternative Energy, Consumer Products & Services, Electrical Engineering, Electronics & Semiconductors, Medical Devices, Software & Internet
IP Agreements & Licensing, IP Litigation & Enforcement, Patent, Strategic Counseling, Trade Secrets
E. Russell Tarleton

Senior Partner

Senior Partner

E. Russell Tarleton

Russ Tarleton has assisted clients in the procurement and enforcement of patents, trademarks, and copyrights for almost 30 years. Before attending law school, Russ worked as a court reporter in federal and state court and as a technician with National Semiconductor maintaining microchip manufacturing equipment. 

Russ received a B.S. in Aeronautics (cum laude) from Utah State University (1982) and was awarded his J.D. by the University of Utah (1986). Russ received his Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington (1998).

Alternative Energy, Consumer Products & Services, Electrical Engineering, Electronics & Semiconductors, Medical Devices, Nanotechnology, Software & Internet, Telecommunications
Copyright, IP Agreements & Licensing, IP Litigation & Enforcement, Patent, Strategic Counseling, Trade Secrets, Trademark
Jeffrey E. Danley

Partner

Partner

Jeffrey E. Danley

Jeff focuses his practice on IP enforcement, defense, and litigation matters across all industry groups. In 1999, he received a Bachelor in Electrical Engineering with Highest Honors from Georgia Institute of Technology, where he focused his studies on communication networks and signal processing. Jeff received an M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley in 2001, where he focused his studies and research on communication networks. He was awarded his J.D. from the University of California - Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall) in 2005.

Consumer Products & Services, Electrical Engineering, Electronics & Semiconductors, Medical Devices, Software & Internet, Telecommunications
IP Litigation & Enforcement, Patent, Trade Secrets
Jianping Zhang

Of Counsel

Of Counsel

Jianping Zhang

Recognized in both the U.S. and China as a patent attorney, Jianping helps clients on all aspects of W.W. patent portfolio development and monetization, including drafting and prosecuting patents and preparing opinions on patent infringement validity. His practice focuses on electrical and electronic arts, including digital/analog circuitry, MEMS, R.F., telecommunications, data/signal processing, semiconductors, software, and electrical devices. 

In 1992, Jianping earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Beijing Institute of Technology (Beijing, China). He received an L.L.M. from China University of Political Science and Law (Beijing, China) in 1999. Jianping received an M.A. in Criminal Justice from University at Albany (Albany, NY) in 2002. He then received his J.D. (cum laude) from Albany Law School (Albany, NY) in 2005.

Alternative Energy, Consumer Products & Services, Electrical Engineering, Electronics & Semiconductors, Nanotechnology, Software & Internet,Telecommunications
IP Agreements & Licensing, IP Litigation & Enforcement, Patent, Strategic Counseling
Jim Baunach

Partner

Partner

Jim Baunach

Jim's practice focuses on patent procurement, prosecution, licensing, and strategic intellectual property portfolio management in software and computer-related matters. Examples of expertise include web-based and mobile systems, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, augmented and virtual reality, digital video, and wireless communication systems. Jim has successfully handled hundreds of U.S. and international patent matters for clients ranging from small startups to large global corporations. He received a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Portland (1996) and holds a J.D. from Willamette University College of Law (2000), where he received the Dean's High Paper Award in Patent Law and Policy.

Electrical Engineering| Software & Internet| Telecommunications| AI, ML, and Robotics
IP Agreements & Licensing, Patent, Strategic Counseling, Trade Secrets
John J. Wakeley

Senior Associate

Senior Associate

John J. Wakeley

John's practice focuses on patent prosecution in the electrical and mechanical arts. He received an M.T.M. in Technology Management from Stevens Institute of Technology (2001), an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Monmouth University (1995), and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Rutgers University (1990). John earned his J.D. from Seton Hall University (2007).

Alternative Energy, Electrical Engineering, Electronics & Semiconductors, Medical Devices, Software & Internet, Telecommunications
Patent, Strategic Counseling, Trade Secrets
Karl A. Hefter

Senior Associate

Senior Associate

Karl A. Hefter

Karl's practice focuses on U.S. patent prosecution of computer engineering and computer software matters. His expertise includes drafting and prosecuting utility and design patents in the United States. Karl has drafted and prosecuted patents in many different technical fields, including distributed systems and cloud computing, audiovisual content distribution and set-top boxes, automobile head units, smart signs, video encoding, wireless power systems, social networks, online content management and delivery, image processing, noise reduction/cancellation, drone technology, networks, telecommunications, email systems, video games, and other software/hardware related technologies.

Electrical Engineering| Software & Internet| Telecommunications| AI, ML, and Robotics
Patent, Strategic Counseling, Trade Secrets
Kevan L. Morgan

Partner

Partner

Kevan L. Morgan

Kevan's practice is focused on the 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 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).

Alternative Energy, Consumer Products & Services, Electrical Engineering, Electronics & Semiconductors, Industrial Design, Medical Devices, Software & Internet, Telecommunications
IP Agreements & Licensing, Patent, Strategic Counseling, Trade Secrets, Trademark
Marc C. Levy

Partner

Partner

Marc C. Levy

Marc C. Levy's practice focuses on intellectual property litigation and enforcement, emphasizing trademark and unfair competition matters. Marc applies his extensive litigation and trial experience towards helping his clients protect and enforce their brands by providing strategic brand management counseling. He received his A.B. in Philosophy from the University of California–Berkeley in 1986, and his J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 1989.





Consumer Products & Services, Software & Internet
Copyright, IP Litigation & Enforcement, Patent, Strategic Counseling, Trade Secrets, Trademark
Nathan (Hyun Kyu) Lee

Patent Specialist

Associate (admission to CA pending) / Patent Specialist

Nathan (Hyun Kyu) Lee

Nathan Lee's practice focuses on patent prosecution of technologies related to electrical engineering and computer science. He received a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Seoul National University in 2008 and earned his Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) from Korea National Open University in 2014. Nathan received his Master of Laws (LL.M.) from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (Boalt Hall).

Electrical Engineering, Electronics & Semiconductors, Medical Devices, Software & Internet, Telecommunications
IP Agreements & Licensing, IP Litigation & Enforcement, Patent, Strategic Counseling
Russell C. Pangborn

Partner

Partner

Russell C. Pangborn

Russ' practice focuses on trademark and technology law, including strategic trademark and copyright counseling, trade secrets, Internet policy, unfair competition, domain name strategy, and disputes, trademark prosecution and maintenance, licensing, enforcement and litigation. He received his A.B. in Psychology from Stanford University and his J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.

Consumer Products & Services, Electrical Engineering, Pharmaceuticals, Software & Internet, Telecommunications
Copyright, IP Agreements & Licensing, IP Litigation & Enforcement, Strategic Counseling, Trade Secrets, Trademark, Internet Policy & Law
Shoko I. Leek

Partner

Partner

Shoko I. Leek

Shoko's practice focuses on preparing and prosecuting patent applications in electronics, telecommunications, optics, software, and mechanical engineering. She has extensive experience in counseling in general intellectual property matters, including patents and trademarks, developing strategic patent portfolios, conducting a due-diligence review of patent portfolios, preparing patent infringement and validity opinions, preparing patent assertion material, and intellectual property licensing negotiation and agreements. Shoko received a B.S. in Physics from the University of Washington in 1998 and her J.D. from the University of Washington School of Law in 1997.

Consumer Products & Services, Electrical Engineering, Electronics & Semiconductors, Mechanical Engineering, Medical Devices, Software & Internet, Telecommunications
IP Agreements & Licensing, Patent, Strategic Counseling, Trade Secrets
Steven D. Lawrenz

Partner

Partner

Steven D. Lawrenz

Steve Lawrenz helps his clients develop highly-strategic patent portfolios in computer software, artificial intelligence, and Internet technologies. He evaluates third-party patent portfolios to counsel on avoiding patent infringement. He also advises on the merits of acquiring particular patent assets. Additionally, Steve mines client patent portfolios to identify assets for licensing, patent infringement counterclaims, and divestment. He is an authority on Patent Trial and Appeal Board procedures--particularly appeals from examiners’ rejections--and is experienced at preparing and prosecuting design patent applications, both for user interface elements and physical articles.

Software & Internet| AI, ML, and Robotics
Patent, Strategic Counseling
Timothy L. Boller

Partner

Partner

Timothy L. Boller

Tim Boller's practice focuses on electrical patent prosecution and intellectual property litigation. He graduated from the University of Kansas with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering (1986) and received a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center (1994).

Alternative Energy, Consumer Products & Services, Electrical Engineering, Nanotechnology, Software & Internet, Telecommunications
IP Agreements & Licensing, IP Litigation & Enforcement, Mediation, Patent, Strategic Counseling, Trade Secrets
Yiheng Li

Partner

Partner

Yiheng Li

Yiheng focuses his practice on patent procurement, prosecution, licensing, and strategic intellectual property portfolio management in software and other computer-related matters.  He received a B.Eng. in Computer Science and Technology from Tsinghua University (2001) and an M.S. in Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining from Carnegie Mellon University, School of Computer Science (2004). Yiheng holds a J.D. from the University of California, Davis School of Law (2013), where he received multiple Witkin Awards for Academic Excellence.

Software & Internet| AI, ML, and Robotics| Telecommunications
IP Agreements & Licensing, Patent, Strategic Counseling
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