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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
gsueoka@patentlawworks.net
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
mbohn@patentlawworks.net
ph. 801.258.9838

Michel's practice focuses on preparing and prosecuting utility and design patent applications, conducting due diligence assessments, preparing legal opinions, and negotiating and drafting license agreements. Prior to joining Patent Law Works, Michel worked as an associate at Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P. >>more

Jeff Brill, Partner
jbrill@patentlawworks.net
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
htruong@patentlawworks.net
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. >>more

Narinder S. Banait, Of Counsel
nbanait@patentlawworks.net

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

Ben Carroll, Associate
bcarroll@patentlawworks.net
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
cgarner@patentlawworks.net
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
mholmes@patentlawworks.net
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
pnorseth@patentlawworks.net
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
astonehocker@patentlawworks.net
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
ltopham@patentlawworks.net
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
palsbury@patentlawworks.net
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
rkuyper@patentlawworks.net
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


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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