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About Our Firm

IPTechLaw is a boutique intellectual property law firm specializing in intellectual property law matters. We represent clients before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for the prosecution and issuance of patents and trademarks and the U.S. Copyright Office for the registration of copyrights. Through our network of foreign counsel in numerous countries, we help our clients obtain and defend patents and trademarks throughout the world. Our firm negotiates and drafts intellectual property-related licenses, assignments, and nondisclosure and confidentiality agreements.

Our Attorneys

Every attorney at our firm holds a degree in engineering or chemistry and brings hands-on experience in many areas of technology. Our attorneys have a diverse range of knowledge ranging from complex weapons system patents for a Fortune 500 company to managing patent portfolios in each of the top 10 foreign countries (by gross domestic product) to producing cost-effective drafts for simple, mechanical invention patents for the independent inventors Their experience in patent drafting and prosecution includes experience in the mechanical, software, telecommunications, chemical, biotechnology, integrated circuit, optic, electronics, semiconductor, computer hardware, and business method arts, as well as many others.

We’re Happy to Meet with You

The nature of our work often makes it possible to represent clients without requiring a face-to-face meeting. In this electronic and Internet age, we can transact much of our work online through e-mail and/or with a few phone calls. However, we are always happy to meet in person and employ paper communications to meet the individual needs of our clients. Since we are admitted to practice before the USPTO, we work with many clients that live throughout the United States and in foreign countries, including Alaska, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and many others.

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Adam Stephenson, Patent Attorney
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About Adam Stephenson

Super LawyersAdam earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Brigham Young University at age 19, where he was the youngest graduate in the university's graduating class of 1998. Adam subsequently received a master’s of science in chemical engineering from Arizona State University and a jurist doctorate from Phoenix School of Law (now Arizona Summit School of Law), cum laude, where he was a member of the charter class. Adam is also a registered professional engineer with proficiency in chemical engineering with the state of Arizona. Adam worked for Intel Corporation for six years prior to and during law school in process, pathfinding, and development engineering roles. Adam has a strong background in manufacturing and statistical process control and experimental design.

While in law school, Adam worked as a registered patent agent and law clerk with Booth Udall, PLC (now Booth Udall Fuller) and drafted and assisted in prosecuting many patent applications in a wide variety of technology specialties, including telecommunications, electronics, optics, software, mechanical, business method, pharmaceutical, network systems, chemical, and other areas. Adam also provided pre-litigation counseling and assistance to clients in the areas of patents, copyrights, and trademarks.

Adam has served as an adjunct professor of law at Phoenix School of Law teaching Patent Law and Drafting. He is also the author of the law review article, “A View of the Future In Semiconductor Process: Patent Prosecution in Class 438 Under the United States Patent and Trademark Office's Final Claims and Continuations Rules," published in the Wake Forest Intellectual Property Law Journal in 2008. He is also the author of the law review article in his second legal passion, "Arizona Juvenile Law Legal Research: Resources and Strategies," published in the Phoenix Law Journal in 2009.

Co-inventor of U.S. Patent No. 7,312,152, Adam is also co-inventor on a number of related patents in various foreign countries, including Germany, Great Britain, Taiwan, the People's Republic of China, and South Korea.

Adam has adopted Arizona as his home state and has lived in Sedona, Tempe, Gilbert, Chandler, and Phoenix.

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Leia Dingott, Patent Attorney
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About Leia Dingott

Leia is an Arizona native who grew up in north Phoenix and attended Shadow Mountain High School. Pursuing her passion for science, she earned a bachelors degree in chemistry with an emphasis in biochemistry from the University of San Diego. During this time, she spent a semester studying in Cork, Ireland, at University College Cork. Prior to law school, Leia worked as a research assistant for several months before becoming a clinical laboratory specialist at Creative Testing Solutions where she conducted high complexity biochemical testing of blood samples. Leia earned her juris doctorate from Arizona Summit Law School, cum laude. During law school, Leia was president of the Intellectual Property Student Association and earned four CALI awards including one in legal research and writing and one in patent law and drafting. During this time, Leia worked as a law clerk for an Arizona boutique intellectual property firm during her second year and became a patent agent during her third year. Leia is currently an associate with the firm and drafts and prosecutes patent application in the chemical, mechanical, semiconductor, electromechanical, biochemical, and software technologies.

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Kevin Hawkes, Law Clerk
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About Kevin Hawkes

Kevin is a recent graduate of the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. Prior to law school, his love for science led him to graduate with a B.S. degree in chemistry from Utah State University, magna cum laude. During this time, he worked extensively in the field of analytical chemistry, specifically MALDI and DART mass spectrometry. Upon starting law school Kevin was heavily involved in intellectual property. He was a Center Scholar for the Center of Law, Science, and Innovation, president of the Intellectual Property Students Association, and an associate editor for Jurimetrics, the ABA’s Journal of Law, Science, & Technology. He also participated in the Lisa Foundation Patent Law Clinic during law school which gave him hands on supervised experience assisting inventors before the USPTO with patent and trademark prosecution. He also worked as a law clerk for over a year in the IP Legal department of a large semiconductor manufacturer and in the legal department of a genomics research institute. Kevin's experience working with in-house counsel taught him how to best serve a company’s intellectual property needs, on both a domestic and international level. Kevin is awaiting Arizona bar results.

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