David Lowe

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David Lowe

David Lowe is a registered patent attorney and founding member of LOWE GRAHAM JONES PLLC. David has experience in all aspects of intellectual property law, both in the United States and in foreign countries. His current practice includes patent, trademark, and copyright procurement, with an emphasis on intellectual property litigation and related client counseling. David has extensive experience in dispute resolution, including mediation, arbitration and litigation. He is admitted to practice at all levels of federal court and in various states across the country. His technical background is in computer science and software engineering, and his patent practice includes the preparation and prosecution of computer software, electronic, business process, and mechanical applications. He received a Computer Science degree from Brigham Young University and a law degree (with honors) from the University of Washington. David is an active participant in the Inn of Court and INTA, and has been recognized as Washington Law & Politics Rising Star or Super Lawyer every year since 2007. He has authored a variety of articles on intellectual property topics and is a contributing author to the WSBA Civil Procedure Deskbook and the Washington Lawyers Practice Manual. David is a frequent CLE speaker on intellectual property topics and has served as a substitute professor at Seattle University School of Law, where he has taught Patent Litigation and Patent Prosecution.

  • J.D., University of Washington, with honors
  • B.S., Computer Science, Brigham Young University
  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court Of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court Of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Courts: Western and Eastern Districts Of Washington
  • All Washington State Courts
  • Various Admissions Pro Hac Vice
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Inn of Court
  • INTA
  • David A. Lowe, Summary Judgment Supplement to the Washington Civil Procedure Deskbook, 2002, 2005, 2014
  • David A. Lowe, Trademark Protection and Related Internet Issues, Washington Lawyers Practice Manual, 2000-2005
  • Bruce E. O’Connor & David A. Lowe, Comparative Analysis of Intellectual Property Dispute-Resolution Processes in the PRC, Taiwan, and the United States, Wiley Intellectual Property Law Update, 1997
  • David A. Lowe, A Square Peg in a Round Hole: The Proper Substantial Similarity Test for Nonliteral Aspects of Computer Programs, 68 Wash Law Review 351, 1993
  • Patent Litigation, LawPROCLE, 2018
  • Trademark 101, LawPROCLE, 2017
  • Litigation, Copyright and Trademark Topics, Inhouse Washington CLE, 2012-2018
  • Patent Law for Non‑Patent Attorneys, Washington CLE, 2004, 2005
  • Pre & Early Stage Patent Litigation, Washington CLE, 2005
  • International Protection of U.S. Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights, Washington CLE, 2003
  • David A. Lowe & Lawrence D. Graham, Intellectual Property in Cyberspace, Washington CLE, 1998
  • Washington Lawyers Practice Manual Plus, Young Lawyers Division Computer Technology Committee CLE, 1997, 1998
  • Substitute Professor, Seattle University School of Law, 2000-2001, 2006
    • Patent litigation
    • Prosecution Courses

Utility Patents

U.S. Patent No. 9,955,378
Connection note providing supplemental bandwidth for mobile units
A connection node provides a high bandwidth connection on demand to mobile units that are in need of increased bandwidth for data transfers. In this manner, the connection node can supplement the bandwidth available to a mobile unit so that large volumes of data can be communicated to and from the mobile unit. A movable antenna automatically focuses its reception area on the mobile unit’s location, after which, a high bandwidth connection can be established for high-speed data transfer. The high bandwidth connection is maintained, such as by tracking the mobile unit with the antenna, even if the mobile unit is moving.
U.S. Patent No. 9,918,046
Peer to peer surveillance architecture
A peer to peer surveillance architecture comprising a plurality of independent nodes for capturing, analyzing, storing, and viewing surveillance information is disclosed. The surveillance architecture has no central controller or single point of failure because of the peer to peer or independent relationship between its nodes. Generally, surveillance information of various types is captured by one or more capture nodes and transmitted to or one or more viewing, content storage, or server nodes for display, analysis, storage, or a combination thereof. Server nodes may provide authentication services to validate user or device credentials prior to granting access to surveillance information. In one or more embodiments, specialized video compression hardware is provided to allow high quality video surveillance information to be transmitted across low bandwidth connections. Compression may also be performed on other types of surveillance information.
U.S. Patent No. 9,883,637
Crop protection netting
Crop protection netting for covering trees or other plants for insect or bird exclusion is of a knitted mesh construction, including knit intersections in the netting and connecting yarn portions between the yarn intersections which extend substantially linearly between intersections. The netting is lightweight and stretchable in multiple directions.
U.S. Patent No. 9,843,671
Delivery of caller identification data to a mobile device using application directed short messaging service
Caller name (CNAM) query results obtained from a traditional CNAM service are sent during call processing on a carrier network to the subscriber’s mobile handset over a Short Message Service (SMS) channel on a mobile carrier network. A call page is received at a network carrier associated with a recipient of the received call page. A caller name (CNAM) query is performed, and the result of the performed CNAM query is sent to the recipient device before sending the call page to the recipient device. The CNAM query result is displayed on a display of the recipient device.
U.S. Patent No. 9,840,376
Singulation apparatus and method
The present disclosure relates to apparatus for carrying articles such as fruit for sorting, and in particular though not exclusively to apparatus for singulating the articles. There is provided a singulation apparatus for an article carrying system, the apparatus comprising a flume adapted to receive a plurality of articles at a first end; a fluid inlet associated with the first end and arranged in use to direct a fluid flow to carry the received articles along the flume to a second end; wherein a parameter of the fluid flow is controlled in order to singulate the received articles along the flume. A method for singulation is also disclosed.
U.S. Patent No. 9,802,741
Container with padlock mount
An improved mount for receiving a padlock to securely enclose a case includes a pair of aligned holes and aligned indentations formed in the lid and the container body. The padlock mount includes a saddle formed between one of the holes and indentations, with a peripheral sidewall to restrict rotational movement of a padlock shackle. A padlock receptacle receives the padlock body in a recessed area to protect it against damage and restrict movement.
U.S. Patent No. 9,786,164
Automated camera response in a surveillance architecture
A detection and response device for a surveillance system detects events, responds to events, or both. The detection and response device may be used with or provided by a variety of surveillance systems, including peer to peer surveillance architectures. The device may utilize one or more defined geospaces. If an event occurs in a geospace a predefined response may then be provided. The predefined response may include automatically targeting one or more cameras to areas relevant to the event and presenting one or more predefined views optimized for viewing the event. If an event does not occur within a geospace, the detection and response device may provide one or more default responses.
U.S. Patent No. 9,725,922
All-weather, portable and modular awning system
An awning system for a canopy that couples to two legs of the canopy is disclosed. The awing includes a fabric cover and frameworks. The supportive frameworks include a pair of side supports, each attached to a leg of the canopy and a laterally telescoping crossbeam that attaches to the distal ends of the side supports. The frameworks further include a plurality of tent poles connected perpendicularly to the side supports. The poles support the fabric cover in an upwardly arched shape to facilitate the shedding of water. A tension pole is connected to the bottom of a proximal fabric panel and the top of the distal fabric panel using a system of fabric pockets. The fabric cover is removably attached to the frameworks. The awning provides all-weather protection and may display a sign. Removable rain gutters attach to the awning supports and channel water down legs of the canopy.
U.S. Patent No. 9,723,814
Internet canine communication device and method
Enhanced methods and systems for human-pet communication are described. Example embodiments provide an Internet Canine Communication System (“ICCS”). The ICCS facilitates remote communication and interaction with between a dog and its owner, caretaker, trainer, family member, or the like. The ICCS may include a base station or similar device that is configured to deliver treats to a dog and to transmit audio/visual communication between the dog and a remote client device operated by a human user. The ICCS may also facilitate training the dog to utilize the ICCS to communicate with the user, such as by answering calls from or initiating calls to the remote client device of the user.
U.S. Patent No. 9,710,783
System for tire storage, retrieval, and inventory management
A storage array includes one or more tiers including a plurality of roller pairs and at least one motor for spinning each roller pair. Plates are positioned between each roller pair. A horizontal nudge is positioned above each plate moves tires horizontally within the storage array. A tire is moved longitudinally within the storage array by causing a roller pair bearing the tire to spin followed by lifting the plate below the tire, thereby causing the tire to roll forward or backward within the storage array. The storage array may be coupled to a distribution system including a plurality of channels including a planar or concave bottom surface over which tires roll and vertical sidewalls extending upwardly from the bottom surface. Accelerators, brakes, junctions, and elevators may be positioned in channels in order to control movement of tires through the distribution system.


More Representative Patents

Design Patents

U.S. Patent No. D783,372
Tying ball
U.S. Patent No. D628,728
U.S. Patent No. D473,020
Combined play and exercise structure for animals
U.S. Patent No. D463,988
Space configuration design tool
U.S. Patent No. D460,222
Combined play and exercise structure for animals
U.S. Patent No. D458,228
CATV housing with heat sink fins
U.S. Patent No. D405,963
Asymmetric mirror


Plant Patents

U.S. Patent No. PP20,699
Kiwi plant named ‘SKELTON X78’
U.S. Patent No. PP20,671
Kiwi plant named ‘Skelton A19’
  • Missionary, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • Various religious activities, congregational leader, group president, instructor, membership and financial clerk, athletic coach
  • Little League baseball and Select Basketball coach
  • Boy Scouts of America committee member and Eagle Scout


  • Super Lawyer®, Washington Law & Politics Magazine, 2008-Present
  • Rising Star®, Washington Law & Politics Magazine, 2007


  • 2018 selected Washington law & Politics Super Lawyer for 10th consecutive year
  • 2018 lead counsel in successful design patent infringement jury trial against Deckers Outdoor Corporation
  • 2018 lead counsel in successful patent infringement jury trial against Adrian Riveria Maynez Enterprises
  • 2017 lead counsel in successful ITC bench trial in defense of Eko Brands, LLC
  • 2016 lead counsel in successful summary judgment invaliding asserted trademark registrations for BioClean