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Rodney C. Tullett


Senior Counsel

Rodney Tullett joined the firm's Intellectual Property and Patent practice with 20 years of experience.  Rodney's practice is primarily devoted to advising clients with U.S. and foreign patent prosecution, portfolio building/acquisition, analyzing competitors' patent positions, due diligence and freedom to operate studies.

Representative Experience:

Preparation and Prosecution of Patent Applications in fields of:

  • Electronics, memory cells, photolithographic optical process correction and avionics
  • Medical Devices including: defibrillators, diagnostic and therapeutic ultra-sound, optoaccoustic imaging, endoscopes, vascular filters, fluorescence imaging and surgical equipment
  • Business Methods including: user interfaces, financial trading systems and audience measuring systems
  • Signal Processing including: vocal harmonization, Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) and Landsat imaging analysis and cellular analysis systems
Intra and Ex-Parte Re-Examinations:
  • Prosecuting and defending patents undergoing re-examination in fields of one-time programmable memory cells, user interfaces and financial trading systems
Washington State Public Records Act:
  • Successfully enjoined Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife from releasing confidential fishing survey data in response to a third party Public Records Act request

Professional Recognition

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2013 - Present: Patent Law

Related Employment

  • Christensen O'Connor Johnson Kindness, Seattle, WA, Associate Attorney, 1990 - 1997; Management Committee, 2006 - 2007; Member, 1997 - 2007, 2008 - 2010
  • Klarquist Sparkman LLP, Seattle, WA, Of Counsel, 2007


  • Franklin Pierce Law Center, J.D., Intellectual Property Law, 1990
  • University of Wisconsin, B.S., Electrical Engineering, 1987

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Washington