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Admitted to Practice

  • Washington, 1983
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 1978
  • U.S. Customs Court California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit

George C. Rondeau, Jr.

George Rondeau practices intellectual property (IP) law, including domestic and international patent and trademark procurement, patentability and trademark registrability opinions, infringement and validity studies, infringement avoidance and due diligence reviews, portfolio analysis, and licensing of patents, trademarks, and technology. He also counsels clients on IP strategic planning and dispute resolution and enforcement. In addition, George provides ongoing strategy and analysis support in patent litigation matters. His patent practice covers electrical, mechanical, and computer software/hardware inventions.

George has extensive experience in patent work for clients such as Double Down Interactive (patent review and advice), Wizkids (Clix game pieces and game strategy), digEcor (in-flight entertainment systems), Microsoft (software and hardware), Attachmate (software), Cellular Technical Services (cell phone fraud detection), Leviton (data and telecom products), Intermec (barcode readers and software), and StairMaster and LeMond Fitness (exercise equipment). He has also handled licensing and trademark work for many of these clients. George recently represented Wagstaff in a complex technology transfer agreement arbitration.

Representative Experience

IP counseling for Laird Norton Company LLC

Provides IP counseling and management of the trademark portfolio for a wealth management company. (Ongoing)

Patent and trademark prosecution and dispute resolution for HO Sports

Preparing and prosecuting patent and trademark applications. Also representing in dispute resolution, litigation and licensing matters. (Ongoing)

Patent and trademark prosecution for Skycast Digital Network

Provides strategic patent and trademark planning, prepare and prosecute patent applications, and manage trademark portfolio for a startup company. (Ongoing)

Patent licensing agreements for Magna Force Inc.

Provides strategic support for commercialization of patent portfolio. (Ongoing)

Patent prosecution and licensing for Nutra-Life Inc.

Preparing and prosecuting patents on closures and filters for drinking water containers, and licensing technology. (Ongoing)

Patent prosecution for Angiotech Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Preparing and prosecuting patent applications on medical devices. (Ongoing)

Patent prosecution for Sunstream Corporation

Preparing and prosecuting patents on watercraft lifts and trailers. (Ongoing)

Patent services for Accor Technology

Preparing and prosecuting for patent applications regarding water valves and couplers, and manage trademark portfolio. (Ongoing)

Patent services for Black Rapid

Preparing and prosecuting patent applications on camera accessories. (Ongoing)

Patent services for Blue Sea Systems

Preparing and prosecuting patent applications regarding marine products. (Ongoing)

Patent services for China Railway Construction Corporation

Providing strategic patent advice. (Ongoing)

Patent services for Helac Corp.

Preparing and prosecuting patent applications on helical actuators. (Ongoing)

Patent services for Infinia Corp.

Preparing and prosecuting patent applications for stirling power generators. (Ongoing)

Patent services for Leviton (Voice and Data Division)

Preparing and prosecuting patent applications relating to the company's data and telecommunications products. (Ongoing)

Patent services for Microsoft

Licensing services and infringement analysis. (Ongoing) Previously prepared and prosecuted software and hardware patent applications.

Patent services for Pacific Aerospace & Electronics, Inc.

Providing patent analysis. (Ongoing)

Patent services for Pacific Market International

Prepare and prosecute patent applications for PMI's Stanley, Aladdin and MiGo brands of consumer products. (Ongoing)

Patent services for Spectralux Corp.

Preparing and prosecuting patent applications on avionics, and patent analysis. (Ongoing)

Patent services for LeMond Fitness

Prepare and prosecute exercise equipment patent applications and manage trademark portfolio. (2012)

Accor Technology, Inc. v. Keeney Manuf. Co.

Represented Accor Technology, Inc., manufacturer of plumbing valves, in lawsuit against competitor alleging trademark infringement. Case successfully settled. (W.D. Wash. 2011)

Patent infringement litigation for Dollar Tree Stores

Providing patent support for litigation. (2011)

Patent services for digEcor

Prepare and prosecute patent applications on an in-flight entertainment system. (2011)

Patent services for Double Down Interactive

Patent review and advice. (2011)

Play Vision v. Dollar Tree Stores

Represented national retailer in defense of patent, copyright, and trademark infringement suit involving various thermoplastic rubber toys. Obtained voluntary dismissal with prejudice of all claims, including court-ordered monetary sanctions and attorneys’ fees against plaintiff and its counsel. 2011 WL 2292326 (W.D. Wash. 2011)

Nash Manufacturing Inc. v. Kent Sporting Goods Company Inc. et al

Defended wakeboard manufacturer in patent infringement litigation. Obtained dismissal without prejudice. (N.D. Tex. 2010) 

Patent prosecution for Verari Systems Inc.

Preparation of patent application directed toward a data center housed entirely inside a shipping container configured to be ready for use immediately following delivery. (2010)

Patent services for Wizkids

Prepared and prosecuted patent applications on Clix game pieces and game strategy. (2009)

WizKids, LLC v. Michael, Best & Friedrich, LLP

Represented plaintiffs in legal malpractice claim arising from failure of prior patent counsel to secure U.S. patent rights on collectible miniature war game; successfully settled. (King Cnty. (Wash.) Super. Ct. 2008)

Patent services for Wagstaff

Represented Wagstaff, designer and manufacturer of aluminum casting equipment, in complex technology transfer agreement arbitration. (2007)

Forcillo v. LeMond Fitness, Inc. & Brunswick Corp.

Represented defendant manufacturer and distributor of stationary exercise bicycles in patent infringement matter. Plaintiff dismissed patent infringement claims with prejudice after defendants filed motions for summary judgment relating to patent invalidity and unenforceability. (W.D. Wash. 2006)

Leviton Manufacturing Co. v. Panduit Corp.

Represented patentee in patent infringement action alleging infringement of patents relating to communication connectors. (W.D. Wash. 2006)

Messer v. HO Sports Co., Connelly Ski, Inc. & Motion Water Sports, Inc.

Represented defendants in patent infringement matter alleging infringement of patents relating to wake skates. (D. Or. 2006)

Patent services for Attachmate

Prepared and prosecuted software patent applications. (2002)

Patent services for StairMaster

Prepared and prosecuted exercise equipment patent applications. (2002)

Patent services for Cellular Technical Services Co.

Prepared and prosecuted patent applications regarding cell phone fraud detection. (2000)

Patent services for Intermec

Prepared and prosecuted patent applications regarding barcode readers, printers, and related software. (2000)

Additional Qualifications

  • Partner, SEED Intellectual Property Law Group, and its predecessor, Seed & Berry
  • Systems Engineer, Rockwell International
  • Circuit Designer, NASA
  • Project Financial Administrator, Hughes Aircraft

Professional & Community Activities

  • Washington State Patent Law Association
  • Founder, Former Chairman, Seattle Chapter, Licensing Executives Society
  • Seattle-King County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Professional Recognition

  • Named as one of "America’s Leading Lawyers for Business" in Intellectual Property (Washington) by Chambers USA, 2015-2017
  • Named as one of the "Best Lawyers in America" in Intellectual Property Law by Best Lawyers, 2007-present
  • Selected to "Washington Super Lawyers," Thomson Reuters, 2012-2017
"He is the guy I point to when looking for an example of someone who has a successful practice." -Chambers USA 2017