Nathan R. Maki
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Nathan Maki joined Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt in 2003. His practice focuses on patent preparation and prosecution and providing clients with assistance in developing, maintaining, and leveraging their patent portfolios. He has relevant patent experience in a wide range of technologies, including volatile and non-volatile storage devices, platform and resource virtualization, storage networking, wireless and mobile networking, and optics.
In recent years, Mr. Maki has also had the opportunity to assist clients with exciting patent work related to advancing the state of the art in clean technologies. From energy conservation, management, and production, to environmental quality preservation and restoration, he has worked with the cleantech inventions that are at the cutting edge of this dynamic and promising field. In particular, Mr. Maki has experience with wind turbines and generators, biofuel production, hydrogen generation and fuel cells, watershed restoration systems, air-quality monitoring and controls, high-efficiency lighting including light-emitting diodes and control systems, and building energy management.
In 2009, Mr. Maki was named a "Rising Star" by Law & Politics magazine, a distinction that recognizes outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.
Prior to joining Schwabe, Mr. Maki worked as an intern in the Patent Prosecution Group at Intel. While there he was involved in both offensive and defensive licensing projects, patent prosecution, and was also responsible for mining the Software and Micro Electro-Mechanical System (MEMS) patent portfolios.
Admitted to Practice
Oregon State Courts
United States Patent and Trademark Office
Northwestern School of Law, Lewis & Clark College, Juris Doctor degree (2003)
University of Missouri - Columbia, Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering (1998)