Laura Majerus practices in all areas of patent law, excluding litigation, although she has done and can do litigation support. She spent 20 years in big law firms, followed by 10 years in-house at a large silicon valley company. She has a BS and MS in computer science and is admitted to practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office. She is knowledgeable about patent prosecution, licensing and open source law.

LOCATION: San Francisco Bay Area, CA

LICENSED TO PRACTICE IN: Iowa; Washington, D.C.; California

CURRENT FIRM: Nicholson De Vos Webster & Elliott LLP

PRIOR FIRM(S): Fenwick & West  |  Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner  |  Graham & James

LAW SCHOOL: University of Iowa

ADVANCED DEGREES: University of Iowa

HONORS AND AWARDS: Articles Editor, Journal of Corporation Law


Intellectual Property

(Open Source Software Counseling and Compliance, Patent Law, Patent Prosecution, Counseling and Strategy, Licensing Transactions, Trademark Law, Trademark Prosecution, Counseling and Strategy)

INDUSTRY: Electrical, computer, software, video, networking, circuit design and synthesis, encryption