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Adrian Mihailovic focuses his practice on the preparation and prosecution of patent applications in electrical and mechanical engineering technologies. Adrian also performs due diligence analysis, including patentability opinions, infringement analysis, freedom-to-operate opinions, and patent licensing analysis. He brings to his practice significant interdisciplinary patent prosecution experience. His particular areas of technical expertise are electronics, semiconductors, manufacturing technologies, alternative energy, and medical devices. Representative client technologies include electronic instruments, antennas, wireless data transfer, semiconductor test and packaging, MEMS, solar energy, unmanned vehicles, medical implants and devices, and cryptography. Adrian also has extensive experience in design patents for hand-held instruments and computer control devices.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Adrian worked as an engineer and program manager at Schlumberger Test and Measurement Systems and at Intel Corporation. While at Intel, he was with the Logic Technology Development group, developing the next generation robotic technologies for back-end semiconductor manufacturing test, packaging, and burn-in. Adrian has a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering and an M.S. in electrical engineering.  Adrian is recognized by International Asset Management in their guide, IAM Patent 1000  –  The World's Leading Patent Professionals.

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  • Professional Experience

    • Christensen O'Connor Johnson KindnessPLLC
      Seattle, WA, 2016 - present
    • Perkins Coie LLP
      Seattle, WA, 2011 - 2016
    • Adrian IPLaw, LLC
      Beaverton, OR, 2009 - 2011
    • Townsend and Townsend and Crew LLP
      San Francisco, CA, 2007 - 2009
  • Technical Experience

    • Engineer & Program Manager
      Intel Corporation, 2000 - 2007
    • Senior Engineer & Mechanical Engineering Manager
      Schlumberger Limited, 1997 - 2000
  • Professional Affiliations

    • American Intellectual Property Law Assocation
    • Washington State Patent Law Association
    • Lake Washington Institute of Technology
      Board Member, Biomedical Device Technology Advisory Committee


  • Presentations & Publications


    • “Organizing the IP Process," IEEE Seattle Tech Conference (Redmond, WA, June 2022).


    • J.D., Lewis & Clark Law School
    • M.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Portland State University
    • Ph.D., Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology
    • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, The University of Iowa
    • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Sarajevo

Bar & Court Admissions

    • Bar Admissions: California, Oregon, Washington
    • United States Patent and Trademark Office
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