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Admitted to Practice

  • Washington, 2002
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Heather M. Colburn

Of Counsel

Heather Colburn practices intellectual property law. She has experience prosecuting U.S. and foreign patent applications in many technology areas including a broad range of software applications, electrical and mechanical devices, including medical devices used to treat and diagnose human patients, business methods, mobile applications, telecommunications, and microelectromechanical systems (MEMS devices). She prepares patentability and freedom-to-operate opinions and has litigation experience with cases involving patent infringement, trade secret misappropriation, and copyright infringement. Heather’s experience includes graduate coursework in MEMS, micro and nanofabrication, self-assembly of nanoscale objects and devices, signal processing, including image analysis and processing, computer and wireless networking, information theory, and machine learning.

Representative Experience

Frank Russell Company patent prosecution

Prepare and prosecute business method patent applications directed toward innovations in the financial services industry. (Ongoing)

Patent portfolio services for iovation Inc.

Prosecuting portfolio of U.S. and international patent applications directed toward online fraud detection systems that uniquely identify user devices and relationships between those user devices across multiple online service providers. (Ongoing)

Patent services for Clearwire Corporation

Prepare and prosecute patent applications related to wireless computer networks. (Ongoing)

Patent services for Code Systems Corporation

Prepare and prosecute patent applications directed toward application virtualization for deployment across diverse platforms, including application profiling, and generation of streaming models to improve download and execute times. (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 PingMD, Inc.

Prepare and prosecute U.S. and international patent applications directed toward mobile application that facilitates communication between physicians and patients. (Ongoing)

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)

Professional & Community Activities

  • Washington State Patent Law Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • State of Iowa E.I.T.