• Intellectual Property Law

    Specializing in Patent Law

    Although our primary focus is with the patent process, we can also help you with
    trademarks and copyright protection!

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About Patents

A government authority or license conferring a right or title for a set period, especially the sole right to exclude others from making, using, or selling an invention.

About Copyrights

Copyright protection can be thin, meaning the work contains mostly facts or ideas and not much actual artistic expression. However the ideas themselves are not copyrighted.

About Trademarks

Trademarks are commonly known means of protecting names, symbols or other indicia used to represent the source or origin of specific products or services.

About Birdwell & Janke

With 60 years of combined experience in Intellectual Property Law, Birdwell & Janke has the knowledge, experience and success to help you with your Intellectual Propery needs.

Our attorneys are well-versed in all areas of patent law. We can help you establish your utility or design patent, and provide knowledgeable legal advice regarding patent applications, prosecution and litigation. In addition we can provide you with Copyright and Trademark assistance.


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Practice Areas

At Birdwell & Janke, LLP, we focus on everything that has to do with intellectual property law, with an emphasis on patents. Whether it's filing a trademark application, or litigating a copyright dispute, we can help. Call us today to schedule an appointment at 503.224.2180!

Intellectual Property

Intellectual property (IP) refers to creations of the mind...


A patent is an exclusive right granted by a government to an inventor...


A copyright is a legal right created by the law of a country that grants...


A trademark is a word, phrase, symbol, and/or design that identifies...

Patent History

Over the last 150 years some of the greatest inventions in the history of mankind have been introduced. Many of which shaped the way we live, work and play, while some changed the course of human history! Here are a few.

Don't Let Others Take Credit for Your Ideas

How many times have you heard someone say; "I had that idea first!" But they failed to get a patent.

Why choose Birdwell & Janke

Birdwell & Janke, LLP is a firm strictly dedicated to all areas of intellectual property legal matters, including patents, copyright and mask works protection, trademarks and unfair competition.

Birdwell & Janke, LLP provides experienced and dedicated legal services to clients throughout Portland, Oregon and the surrounding areas of Multnomah County, including Clackamas County, Clark County, Columbia County, Hood River County, Skamania County and Washington County.

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