Mr. Olsen is a registered patent attorney with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and is admitted to practice law in the state of California. He has experience preparing and prosecuting both utility and design patent applications in the high tech and mechanical/medical arts and continues to advise clients on patent prosecution strategies, patent portfolio development, and patent harvesting efforts.
Mr. Olsen has represented and handled patent matters for clients such as Jawbone, Seiko Epson, Mylife, Novartis, Chiquita, and Pegasus Solar, among others. He also advises clients on aspects of trademark law.
While working at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP, an intellectual property law firm specializing in IP prosecution and litigation, Mr. Olsen prepared and prosecuted patent applications in the firm’s Mechanical and Medical devices group. His areas of expertise included digital image processing, social media, medical devices, industrial equipment and systems, consumer products, automotive, materials processing and recycling, packaging, and energy-efficient technologies.
With particular expertise in design patent filing, portfolio strategy and enforcement, Mr. Olsen has unique and in-depth knowledge in procuring and enforcing design patents both domestically and internationally. This includes mobile app, display screen, and animated graphical user interface design patents, as well as design patents for traditional three dimensional products.
Before prosecuting patents, Mr. Olsen practiced general litigation and business law with mid-sized California based law firms.
Prior to entering the field of law, Mr. Olsen worked in the tech and defense industries in both Southern and Northern California as an engineer. His work experience includes designing the integration of payload subsystems on commercial satellites and designing and sourcing dynamic components for high capacity tape and disk storage devices.
Mr. Olsen received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Loyola Marymount University, graduating magna cum laude. Subsequently, Mr. Olsen received a J.D. from the Santa Clara University School of Law.
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