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Derek Meeker Joins L&P

Derek Meeker Joins L&P

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Laurence & Phillips IP Law (L&P) is pleased to announce that Derek Meeker has joined the firm.  Derek will continue his focus on patent prosecution and post-grant proceedings.

Derek was most recently a partner at Renaissance IP Law Group LLP, where he also worked with Matt Phillips on patent prosecution and post-grant proceedings.  Matt is thrilled to work with Derek again because “he is a creative problem solver with excellent technical abilities who rapidly understands complex technologies.”  Matt, who has known Derek since they served together in the leadership of the Oregon Patent Law Association (OPLA) over 12 years ago, added that “Derek has a rare gift for spotting subtle patentability-affecting issues in complex cases involving sophisticated technology and developing that insight into persuasive arguments for or against patentability, when everyone else in the room has overlooked those issues.”   Kevin Laurence, who also previously worked with Derek, commented that “Derek is an all-star addition to our firm.”

More information about Derek Meeker is provided below.

Derek Meeker

Derek Meeker brings 14 years of experience in patent-related services involving complex electronics, computer inventions, and other technologies.  He has experience spanning drafting to successful appellate review.  Prior to his legal career, he worked as an engineer for 7 years in a variety of roles from initial concept to manufacturing, receiving two patents in the process.  This legal, technical, and practical experience enables him to effectively and successfully communicate with inventors, the Patent Office, and appellate courts when necessary.