Mr. Birdwell has forty six years of experience representing both large and small clients in intellectual property matters. He is a seasoned intellectual property litigator, and has both bench and jury trial experience. His practice also includes preparing and prosecuting patent, trademark registration and copyright registration applications. While Mr. Birdwell has represented clients in many different technologies, he has particular expertise in electronics, optical sciences and mechanical arts. He also assists clients in technology transfer and licensing. Mr. Birdwell has served as an expert witness on patent law in patent litigation, as well as a patent dispute mediator.
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.
Mr. Birdwell graduated from Oregon State University in 1969 with a B.S.E.E. While at Oregon State University he was a member of Sigma Tau, an engineering honor society, and was the editor of the Oregon State Engineer. He was enrolled as an Engineer-in-Training, July 11, 1969. In 1973 he graduated from the University of Colorado School of Law. While in law school he was an editor of the University of Colorado Law Review. Mr. Birdwell received a research scholarship from the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Patent, Copyright and Competition Law, Munich, West Germany (1977), for research on antitrust aspects of intellectual property licensing in the European Community and the United States. He received an M.S. in Optical Sciences from the University of Arizona in 2003. Mr. Birdwell is admitted to the Oregon State Bar, the State Bar of California, and the State Bar of Arizona, and is a registered patent attorney.
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Mr. Birdwell was co-editor of chapters on patent, trademark and copyright law in Advising Small Businesses, a Clark Boardman Callaghan publication, and co-editor of Contract Law in Oregon, an Oregon State Bar publication. He authored the chapter "Business Names" in Advising Oregon Businesses, an Oregon State Bar publication, and Exhaustion of Rights and Patent Licensing Market Restrictions, 60 Journal of Patent Office Society 203 (1978).