Mike Cofield


I am part of a talented team that is committed to establishing patent rights for your ‎business.

How I represent clients at Schwabe

I have helped technology businesses, including ‎several innovative Fortune 500 companies in Silicon ‎Forest, Silicon Valley, Seattle, and other ‎technology hubs across the nation, prepare and file ‎both U.S. patent and Patent Cooperation ‎Treaty (PCT) applications. I have also assisted new ‎businesses in managing their patent portfolios, from ‎portfolio inception to acquisition.‎

Experienced counsel for complex technology

I have been practicing patent and trademark prosecution for more than ten ‎years. My experience includes prosecution of patent applications in ‎fields such as cloud computing, networking, computer ‎architecture, operating system software, video encoding, social ‎networking applications, connected vehicle service software, security ‎software, resistive memory, and electromechanical ‎technologies. Prior to my career in law, I worked as a technical marketing ‎engineer in Intel’s motherboard group.‎

I joined Schwabe as part of the group from Stolowitz Ford Cowger LLP, ‎the boutique intellectual property firm that merged with Schwabe in ‎‎2015.‎


Patents and publications

  • 8,050,817 (originally assigned to Airbiquity, Inc.)
  • 7,937,531 (originally assigned to Cisco Technology, Inc.)
  • 8,095,747 (originally assigned to Cypress Semiconductor Corp.)
  • 8,121,197 (originally assigned to Elemental Technologies, Inc.)
  • 9,075,629 (originally assigned to Microsoft Corp.)
  • 2015/0193544 (originally assigned to Salesforce.com, Inc.)
  • 9,124,899 (originally assigned to Sharp Laboratories of America)
  • 8,610,099 (originally assigned to Unity Semiconductor Corporation)
  • 8,180,852 (originally assigned to Social Concepts, Inc.)


  • Northwestern School of Law, Lewis & Clark College, Juris Doctor degree (2005)
  • Santa Clara University, Bachelor of Science degree, Electrical Engineering


  • Oregon State Courts
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


  • Multnomah Bar Association, Member
  • Oregon Patent Law Association, Member

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