Garth Janke

Attorney At Law

Mr. Garth Janke

Mr. Janke has a broad background in mechanical and electrical engineering, and physics. He has a Master's Degree from the University of California at Davis and a law degree from Stanford University. He has over 10 years experience as a practicing engineer with the Hewlett Packard Company. He contributes annually to a West Publication, "Advising Small Businesses," in which he is the author of Chapters on Patent and Copyright law, and in which he expands and updates a Chapter on Trademark law. He also contributes to the Oregon State Bar publication "Advising Oregon Businesses."

Birdwell & Janke, LLP 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.

Engineering Background

Garth was employed as an engineer for HP from 1980 to 1991, with responsibilities in manufacturing and design, including integrated circuit fabrication, process engineering, production engineering, materials engineering, and product engineering at HP's terminals division, ink-jet printhead operation, integrated circuit operation, and the cardiography business unit.

Commitment to Clients

Garth believes each and every client should be treated with respect and dignity, he takes the time and effort to listen in detail to each client's ideas and assists in their understanding of the patent process. Where applicable he educates and informs his clients of their success probability in obtaining a patent, and what may be required for their success in doing so.

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.