BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

 PARTNERS

JOHN P. O'BANION, J.D., P.E., B.S.E.E. (Managing Partner)

Education:  University of California, Davis, B.S. Electrical Engineering, 1975; University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, J.D., 1981.
Concentration: Patent; Trademark; Copyright; Trade Secret; Unfair Competition; Litigation; Licensing; Business Counseling; Electronics; Computers and Software; Registered Patent Attorney - Registration No. 33,201; Registered Professional Engineer.
Member: State Bar of California (Member, Intellectual Property Section; Executive Committee, Member 1996-2001, Program Chair 1998-1999, Vice Chair 1999-2000, Chair 2000-2001; Council of State Bar Sections, Section Representative 2001-2002, Vice-Chair, 2002-2003, Chair 2003-2004; Board of Governors Task Force, Member 2003-2004); District of Columbia Bar; Sacramento County and American (Member, Section on Patent, Trademark and Copyright Law) Bar Associations; Sacramento Intellectual Property Law Association (Chief Financial Officer and Member, Board of Directors, 1990-1997); San Francisco Intellectual Property Law Association; American Intellectual Property Law Association; United States Patent and Trademark Office Society.  Martindale-Hubbell AV rated. Northern California Super Lawyers. Listed in Bar Register of Preeminent Attorneys.
E-Mail:  jpo@intellectual.com

 

 

John P. O'Banion, J.D., P.E., B.S.E.E.

Registered Patent Attorney &
Registered Professional Engineer

 

   John P. O'Banion

 

 

JAMES M. RITCHEY, J.D., Ph.D.

Education:  University of Redlands, B.S., 1969; Northwestern University, M.S., 1971; Northwestern University, Ph.D. (biochemistry), 1974; University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, J.D., 1985; National Institutes of Health Post Doctoral Fellow, Department of Molecular Biology, University of California at Berkeley, 1975-1977. 
Concentration: Patent Prosecution; Chemistry; Biochemistry; Molecular Biology; Registered Patent Attorney - Registration No. 32,594. 
Member: State Bar of California (Member: Intellectual Property Section); Sacramento County and American (Member, Section on Patent, Trademark and Copyright Law) Bar Associations; San Francisco Intellectual Property Law Association; American Intellectual Property Law Association; American Chemical Society.  Martindale-Hubbell AV rated.  Listed in Bar Register of Preeminent Attorneys.

Professor of Chemistry, California State University, Sacramento, 1977-present; Adjunct Professor of Law, McGeorge School of Law, 1985-2005.

E-Mail:  jmr@intellectual.com 

ASSOCIATE ATTORNEYS

STEVEN L. SMITH, J.D., B.S.M.B.

Education:  University of Utah, B.S. Molecular Biology, 1986; University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, J.D. 
Concentration: Patent; Trademark; Copyright; Trade Secret; Unfair Competition; Litigation; Registered Patent Attorney - Registration No. 44,343. 
Member: State Bar of California (Member: Intellectual Property Section); Sacramento County and American (Member, Section on Patent, Trademark and Copyright Law) Bar Associations. 
E-Mail:  sls@intellectual.com 

 

ROBERT F. KRAMER, J.D., B.S.A.E.

Education:  San Jose State University, B.S. Aerospace Engineering; Santa Clara University School of Law, J.D 
Concentration: Patent; Medical Devices; Registered Patent Attorney - Registration No. 51,242. 
Member: State Bar of California (Member, Intellectual Property Section); Sacramento County Bar Association. 
E-Mail:  rfk@intellectual.com 

 

JOSEPH R. MILNER (Joe), Ph.D., J.D.. (of counsel)

Education:  University of South Florida, B.A. Mathematics; University of Wyoming, M.S. Mechanical Engineering; Purdue University, Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering; Santa Clara University Law School, J.D. 
Concentration: Patent; Licensing; Startup Companies; Registered Patent Attorney - Registration No. 42,896. 
Member: State Bar of California (Member: Intellectual Property Section). 
E-Mail:  jrm@intellectual.com 

REGISTERED PATENT AGENTS

RODGER H. RAST, B.S.E.E.

Education:  California Polytechnic State University, B.S.E.E., 1980. 
Concentration: Patent; Microcontrollers, Digital Hardware, Software, Semiconductor & Thick-film Circuit Design, Telecommunications, Firmware, Data Acquisition, Digital Signal Processing, Analog Hardware.  Registered Patent Agent - Registration No. 45,853. 
E-Mail:  rhr@intellectual.com 

PATENT PARALEGALS

BRANDY SCOTT

E-Mail:              bcs@intellectual.com

 

STEVEN KENNEDY

E-Mail:              sek@intellectual.com