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Usman Mughal
Distinguished Lawyer
Intellectual Property Law

5 Centerpointe Dr, Lake Oswego, OR 97035, USA


Usman Mughal focuses exclusively on intellectual property law and litigation. Serving clients throughout Portland and the surrounding areas, Mr. Mughal represents those who need assistance prosecuting patents involving electrical, computer and software inventions. Additionally, he provides counsel and support in noninfringement cases and offers validity opinions for third-party patents. Mr. Mughal received his bachelors degree in computer engineering in 1997 and his masters degree in electrical engineering in 1999 from North Carolina State University. He then joined Intel Corporation in Hillsboro, Oregon, where he worked as an analog engineer focusing on microprocessor design. In 2005, he attended Lewis & Clark Law School, obtaining his Juris Doctor, cum laude, in 2009. That same year, the Oregon State Bar admitted him to practice, and he is also registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in patent-related cases. Throughout his long and distinguished career, Mr. Mughal has gained invaluable experience in many different areas of technology, including semiconductors, telecommunications, microwave and antenna circuits, and more. As the holder of over 10 patents himself, Mr. Mughal is well-versed in the patent process, and he has co-authored numerous technical papers involving analog circuit design, mixed signal circuit validation, microwave systems and other technological topics for various publications, including IEEE. Fully committed to his practice and his community, Mr. Mughal served as president of the Oregon Patent Law Association, and he co-founded the Southwest Community Health Center in Portland, an organization that helps uninsured individuals receive the health care they need.

Bradford Newman
Distinguished Lawyer
Intellectual Property Law

1117 California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA


Gregory Novak
Charter Member
Intellectual Property Law

1000 Louisiana St, Suite 6400, Houston, TX 77002


As national intellectual property counsel to a number of publicly traded global corporations, Gregory V. Novak pushes the confines of the 24-hour day to provide his clients with the highest level of personal service. Greg has acted as lead counsel in more than 60 intellectual property-related cases, both as plaintiff’s counsel and defendant’s counsel, including advising in more than 300 various post-grant proceedings. For Greg, post-grant proceedings provide an effective means to investigate the validity of patents and attack those without value. Greg has extensive experience advising and coordinating the strategy of teams leading post-grant proceedings before the Central Reexamination Unit (CRU) and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). He played a key role in the re-examinations of the patents involved in the notable infringement case NTP v. Research in Motion Limited (RIM). His team was involved with more than 2,100 claims rejected in the asserted patents resulting in the most claims ever rejected by the CRU to this date. Greg’s clients also benefit from his business acumen. He earned an MBA from the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, where he was a member of the Hertford College. In 2009, he co-founded the Centre for Professional Service Firms at the school.

Caroline Osborne
Charter Member
Intellectual Property Law

101 Law School Dr., Morgantown, WV 26506


Ms. Osborne received her B.A. from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in1988 and went on to receive her J.D. from the University of Richmond in 1991. She also received her LL.M. in Taxation from Emory University School of Law in1992 and her M.S.L.S. at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2003. Currently, Ms. Osborne is the Director of the Law Library and an Associate Professor of Law at West Virginia University College of Law. Throughout her career, Ms. Osborne has published numerous articles, given numerous presentations and facilitated workshops across the country.

Jose Patino
Charter Member
Intellectual Property Law

12255 El Camino Real, Suite 100, San Diego, CA 92130


Jose Patiño is a patent litigator who serves as Partner in Charge of the San Diego Office of Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP. He represents companies in high-stakes intellectual property disputes, and has argued before the courts of 20 different states. Jose has extensive experience with patent litigation-specific proceedings, including before the International Trade Commission, and as special intellectual property counsel in US Bankruptcy Court. Jose received his law degree from the Harvard Law School in 1990.