Academic Awards

About the Founder

I founded Alloy Patent Law in 2014 with the core mission of improving inventor access to patent protection.

While the firm has grown dramatically over the years, the mission has not changed. We are here for the inventors. Accessible quality representation - that’s all we do.

Patent preparation and prosecution is my entire legal practice. I work with every client one-on-one from the outset. Once I understand your invention and the specifics of your case, we go to work.

As a lifelong lover of science and technology, I bring an encyclopedic knowledge of science and tech to our conversation. As an experienced patent lawyer, I pride myself on my understanding of strategy and tactics for efficient patent prosecution. Most importantly- I bring a relentless and dogged pursuit of your interests. It surprises no-one that persistence is important in patent law.

One less-common part of my background that plays a major part in my practice is my significant teaching and tutoring experience. This is important to helping you understand your options and feel good about your decision, whatever that is.

I enjoy forming lasting relationships with my clients, and I have both partnered with and invested in my clients’ companies.

Prior to founding Alloy Patent Law, I spent ten years as a mechanical engineer with Electroimpact in aircraft assembly automation. I designed and built aircraft assembly machines, and my design portfolio includes machine major structures, machine axes, and process tools. I have developed assembly machines, tools, and processes for aircraft including the 737, 767, 777, 787, F/A 18 Super Hornet, A350, A400M, and multiple orbital satellites. My personal favorite project was when I helped develop a high-power, water-cooled electromagnet for the 737 wing build process.

During that time, I had the pleasure of working with many talented engineers. Often, colleagues worked on personal projects, and many of those eventually went on to found their own companies based on their work. I worked closely with a number of other inventors, and I witnessed firsthand the significance of patents and intellectual property.

While working full time as an engineer, I attended Seattle University School of Law. Despite the demands of my engineering career, I graduated among the top 5% of my class. I received top honors in multiple law courses and a variety significant academic distinctions and merit scholarships during my legal studies.

I entered law school with an idea of what I wanted to do, and clarified that idea during my studies. In 2012, I conceived of Alloy Patent Law and its core mission.


Seattle University School of Law

J.D. 2013, Magna Cum Laude with focus on Intellectual Property Law

Seattle University

B.S. 2005, Mechanical Engineering

Academic Rewards

Admitted to practice law in the State of Washington Bar# 47361

Registered USPTO Patent Attorney Bar# 73544


CALI Award for Top Mark in Contracts, Seattle University School of Law

CALI Award for Top Mark in Advanced Copyright Law, Seattle University School of Law

CALI Award for Top Mark in Individual Income Tax, Seattle University School of Law