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Our People

Our attorneys, patent agents and staff share a passion for technology and patent law and a deep intellectual curiosity which informs and improves their work for our clients. Although it may have become commonplace to describe the people engaged in any pursuit as "the best and the brightest," at Patent Law Works, we go beyond merely "talking the talk" in this regard. We take pride in each of our team members and are happy to provide these introductory profiles.

Greg Sueoka, Managing Partner
ph. 801.258.9821

As Managing Partner and Founder of Patent Law Works LLP, Greg brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the practice of patent law. His development of this new model of patent practice synthesizes his belief that with the ubiquity of the global marketplace, the growing complexity of patent laws in many geographic arenas, the old-world model of a practice addicted to billable hours and its guild mentality result in the need to create a new model. >>more

Michel Bohn, Partner
ph. 801.258.9838

Michel is a registered patent attorney and partner at Patent Law Works. Michel advises innovative VC-backed startups, Silicon Valley research labs, and premium mid and large-cap high-technology companies on a variety of complex IP-related matters, including utility and design patent preparation and prosecution, due diligence assessments, legal opinions, vendor agreements, strategic planning, IP enforcement and mitigation, and IP licensing. >>more

Jeff Brill, Partner
ph. 650.537.4505

Jeff has over twenty years of legal and software development experience. He has represented a wide range of clients, from solo inventors and privately held start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. Jeff’s practice concentrates on patent portfolio development, strategic intellectual property management, and patent prosecution in the software arts. >>more

Hoang-chi Truong, Partner
ph. 650.537.4504

Hoang-chi focuses on domestic and international trademark counseling. She advises clients on trademark selection, registration, and enforcement worldwide, including prosecuting and maintaining U.S. and foreign applications, representing clients in opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, and negotiating trademark assignments, coexistence, and settlement agreements. She also counsels clients on internet issues and disputes, including domain disputes before the World Intellectual Property Organization and the National Arbitration Forum. >>more

Narinder S. Banait, Of Counsel

Dr. Banait has legal and technical experience representing companies in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and chemical industries. His experience includes developing comprehensive patent portfolio strategies, preparing and prosecuting patent applications, providing infringement and validity analysis and opinions, and drafting commercial agreements. >>more

Franklin Han, Of Counsel
ph. 650.533.1964

Franklin has 20 years of combined in-house and law firm intellectual property law experience. His practice focuses on strategic IP development and management, patent preparation and prosecution, patent infringement and validity analyses, due diligence reviews, and IP agreement drafting. Prior to joining Patent Law Works, Franklin worked at several leading technology companies and law firms in Silicon Valley, where his responsibilities included IP strategy, patent prosecution, portfolio management, standards-essential patent development, invention mining, and litigation and transaction support. >>more

Edward Van Gieson, Of Counsel
ph. 650.537.4507

Ed's practice focuses on preparing and prosecuting patent applications, intellectual property strategic counseling, patent licensing, patent opinions, pre-litigation counseling, and intellectual property audits. >>more

Ben Carroll, Associate
ph. 801.258.9817

Ben’s practice focuses on preparing and prosecuting patent applications. Prior to joining Patent Law Works as an associate, Ben was a law clerk at the law firms, Keller Jolley Preece and Maschoff Brennan, where he assisted in various intellectual property matters. >>more

Casey Garner, Associate
ph. 801.258.9833

Casey's practice focuses on patent application preparation and prosecution. Prior to joining Patent Law Works, he worked as an associate at Thorpe North & Western and Viering, Jentschura & Partner (in Germany). >>more

Matthew Holmes, Associate
ph. 385.232.7853

Matthew's practice focuses on patent preparation and prosecution. Prior to joining as an associate, Matthew was a law clerk for Patent Law Works. During law school, Matthew served as a judicial intern for Chief Justice Christine Durham of the Utah State Supreme Court in addition to being a member of the Extra Muros International Law Journal and Global Justice Think Tank. >>more

Peter Norseth, Associate
ph. 801.258.9823

Peter's practice focuses on preparing and prosecuting utility and design patent applications. Peter also has experience conducting due diligence assessments, handling reexamination proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, preparing legal opinions, and supporting patent litigation. >>more

Aaron Stonehocker, Associate
ph. 650.537.4507

Aaron's practice focuses on preparing and prosecuting utility patent applications. Prior to joining Patent Law Works, Aaron worked as an associate at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP and Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner P.A. >>more

Lance Topham, Associate
ph. 801.258.9839

Lance’s practice focuses on preparing and prosecuting patent applications. Prior to joining Patent Law Works as an associate, Lance was a law clerk for the firm as well as for Bateman IP, where he assisted in various intellectual property litigation matters. >>more

Paige Alsbury, Patent Operations Attorney
ph. 801.258.9837

Paige serves as the firm’s Patent Operations Attorney. She focuses on the procedural aspects of patent prosecution and is responsible for all of the firm’s non-substantive filings with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. Her managerial responsibilities include oversight of the firm’s internal Patent Processing Center (PPC), which handles all procedural aspects of our clients’ patent prosecution needs and is staffed by a team of paralegals and a docketing group. >>more

Reena Kuyper, Patent Agent
ph. 385.232.7854

Reena is a patent prosecutor and strategist, with significant experience in strategic patent procurement and portfolio development of complex technologies and processes. She has over 20 years of experience in all aspects of U.S. and foreign patent procurement, including application preparation, filing, and prosecution strategies, practice under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) and European oppositions, and administrative appeals, including extensive oral arguments before the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences, Interferences, and Petitions and Protests. >>more

Edem C. Gagakuma, Patent Engineer
ph. 385.232.7855

Edem is a patent engineer whose specialty is statistical signal processing, digital wireless communications, computer architecture and digital systems. Edem has had extensive research experience in equalizer design with a particular focus on designing maximum likelihood equalizers for complex modulation schemes such as SOQPSK-TG. Additionally, Edem's exposure to optimizing traffic flow using statistical forecasting algorithms and also machine learning techniques such as Q-learning while working at Wavetronix LLC has added depth to his technological expertise. >>more

Arun Jayachandran, Patent Engineer
ph. 385.232.7860

Arun is a patent engineer with over five years of experience in preparing and prosecuting patent applications. His main technology areas include image processing, network security, machine learning, social networks, and computer software. >>more

Yabing Luo, Patent Engineer
ph. 650.537.4506

Yabing's practice focuses on drafting and prosecuting patent applications, primarily related to computer technology, with a focus on Image capture and processing systems, content delivery systems and services, electronic devices, social network, network storage system, and business methods. Yabing also has expertise in a variety of other technological areas including wireless communication, system maintenance and management, operation system, etc. Prior to joining Patent Law Works, Yabing worked as a senior engineer at China Telecom. >>more

Chi Nguyen, Patent Engineer
ph. 385.232.7882

Chi is a patent engineer who focuses on patent preparation and prosecution. Her areas of specialty include software applications for social networks and online services, automotive, data processing and management, and image processing. >>more

Lijin Xia, Patent Engineer
ph. 650.537.4501

Lijin's practice focuses on drafting and prosecuting patent applications, primarily related to computer technology, including network storage system, data management, data processing, social network, image recognition, business methods, machine learning, data mining, and healthcare system. >>more

Patent Law Works LLP

Silicon Valley Office
5150 El Camino Real, Suite A-20
Los Altos, CA 94022
ph. 650.537.4500

Salt Lake City Office
201 South Main Street, Suite 250
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
ph. 801.258.9820

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