I primarily concentrate on intellectual property issues but also practice in other areas such as general litigation and environmental law. I am recognized nationally as an advocate of the right to take photographs in public places and have appeared in media such as National Public Radio’s Morning Edition, Popular Photography, Shutterbug, and Wired. I am the author of several books concerning photography including Legal Handbook for Photographers and The Photography Exercise Book.
I obtained my law degree at the University of Oregon, where I served on law review and won American Jurisprudence Awards for Civil Procedure, Legal Ethics, and Intellectual Property. I obtained my undergraduate degree from Northwestern University where I majored in Environmental Engineering. I also have a Master’s degree in the same subject from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
I am admitted to practice in the courts of Oregon, U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon, the U.S. Court of Claims, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second, Ninth and Federal Circuits. I am also registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. In addition to my licenses to practice law, I am a Registered Civil Engineer in the State of California.