Professional Biography

Aaron Poledna Partner

Firmwide Patent Group Chair

  • Seattle

    D +1.206.359.3982

    F +1.206.359.9000


    1201 Third Avenue, Suite 4900

    Seattle, WA


  • Palo Alto

    T +1.650.838.4300

    F +1.650.838.4350

    Palo Alto

    3150 Porter Drive

    Palo Alto, CA




Aaron Poledna focuses his practice on patent procurement, intellectual property counseling, freedom to operate analysis, and portfolio development and strategy. Aaron has performed patent preparation and prosecution in a wide variety of technology areas including: semiconductor processing and fabrication, medical devices, aerospace, financial services and systems, and software systems. Aaron has represented both emerging companies and investors in the medical device industry from incubation through acquisition or IPO. He has experience with both domestic and foreign patent prosecution, as well as experience with strategic analysis and counseling for domestic and international portfolio development, management, enforcement and licensing.

Professional Recognition

  • Listed in Washington Law & Politics, “Rising Stars of Washington Law,” 2009 - 2012

Related Employment

  • Hon. Wiley Y. Daniel, U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, Judicial Extern, 2002
  • Perkins Coie LLP, Seattle, WA, Summer Associate, 2001
  • Sidley Austin Brown & Wood, Dallas, TX, Summer Associate, 2001
  • U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Summer Law Clerk, 2000
  • The Boeing Company, Seattle, WA, Senior Flight Operations Engineer, 1997 - 1999
  • U.S. Attorney’s Office, Seattle, WA, Legal Clerk, 1993 - 1997




Areas of Focus

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Washington

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


  • University of Colorado Law School, J.D.,
    Order of the Coif
    , 2002,
    Editor-in-Chief, University of Colorado Law Review
  • University of Washington, B.S., Aerospace Engineering, 1997