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Bruce E. Black is a registered patent attorney and specializes in domestic and international patent procurement, client counseling, licensing, and due diligence for innovations in the areas of medical devices, chemistry, physics, materials science, biotechnology, mechanical arts, and software.  Dr. Black has served a variety of clients ranging from multinational corporations to small start-up companies and individual inventors. With a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry, Dr. Black combines a strong scientific background and legal training to assist clients in obtaining and making use of their intellectual property rights.  He has particular experience in patent preparation, prosecution and counseling in the fields of medical devices, optics, semiconductors, superconductors, lasers, solid state physics, RF and radar electronics, television/display technologies, software, electrochemical and optical sensors, organic and organometallic chemistry, pharmaceuticals, polymers and DNA assays.  Previously, Dr. Black was a member of the legal affairs department at 3M Company where he supported 3M’s optical and display business units. 

Practice Areas

Patent prosecution, licensing, due diligence


  • J.D., Yale University (1996)
  • Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley (1993)
  • B.S., Chemistry, University of Utah (1988)


  • New York State Courts
  • Minnesota State Courts
  • Washington State Courts
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington


Bruce E. Black

Bruce E. Black

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