THE FIRM Stoel Rives is widely acknowledged as being one of the region's leading providers of legal services, and its IP practice, based in Portland, is no exception. The team's patent prosecution work draws praise, particularly within areas such as LCD display, laser technology and life sciences. The team is also accomplished in contentious matters and has recently been representing Datalogic Scanning in patent reexamination proceedings brought by Honeywell Scanning & Mobility.
KEY INDIVIDUALS Paul Angello has a background in electronic engineering, and much of his practice is devoted to the prosecution of patents and infringement litigation in that field. He has recently filed various patent applications on behalf of Electro Scientific Industries.
Kassim Ferris engages in patent prosecution, trademark registration and infringement litigation. He has experience in a number of areas, from optics, electronics, image processing and garments to building supplies. He represents Leupold & Stevens in all patent and trademark matters, including prosecution, licensing and litigation.
"Excellent trial lawyer" Randolph Foster litigates in patent infringement and other IP disputes for clients in industries as varied as electronics, biotechnology, forest products, healthcare and telecom. He has been representing ESCO Corporation in an ICC international arbitration dispute with its Australian licensee.
John Rafter is a seasoned patent lawyer, who manages portfolios, gives opinions and prosecutes patents for clients in computing, software, medical devices and renewable energy production. He is leading on the Datalogic Scanning matter mentioned above.
Gary Glisson advises on the IP and corporate requirements faced by emerging businesses in the tech space. He is an experienced counselor on patent, trademark and copyright issues.
Wally Van Valkenburg's expertise lie where IP and corporate law converge. He often works on M&A and other transactions involving technology transfers, licensing, joint development and internet-related agreements.
Anne Glazer is described as being "wonderful - very thoughtful, thorough and pragmatic." She provides counseling and advice on patents, trademarks, trade secrets, software and entertainment law.