John Branch

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John Branch

John is a registered patent attorney specializing in software, electronics and computer-related technologies. He provides a wide range of services in various areas of intellectual property, including licensing, trademarks, patent reexaminations, non-infringement and invalidity opinions, patent preparation and prosecution, portfolio management, and open source compliance. John also provides due diligence services for acquisitions, mergers and IPOs. Since 2005, John has served as a Lecturer for the Center for Advanced Study and Research of Intellectual Property (CASRIP) at the University of Washington Law School. As a lecturer, John teaches a seminar for international lawyers and patent examiners on patent claim drafting for electronics, software, and mechanical inventions. Prior to and during law school, John worked as a software engineer in Washington and Oregon. He has industry experience in the areas of computer architecture, operating systems, programming language implementation, networking technologies, object-oriented design and development, embedded systems, SCADA systems, process control, and user interface design. John is a named inventor on U.S. Patent No. 7,461,974 entitled “Beta Variation Cancellation In Temperature Sensors.” John has also published several legal articles on Celebrity Personality Rights and the Video Game industry.

  • J.D., Seattle University
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Washington
  • U.S. District Courts: Western Districts Of Washington
  • All Washington State Courts
  • All New York State Courts
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • No Respect For The Dead?, Entertainment Law Digest (2008)
  • No Respect For The Dead: Protecting Deceased Celebrity Personality Rights, Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal (2008)
  • Gaming The System: Intellectual Property Protection for the Video Game Industry, Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal (2006)
  • Intellectual Property Protection for the Video Game Industry, Intellectual Property Today (2005)
  • Lecturer, CASRIP, 2005 to present, Electronics, Software, and Mechanical Claim Drafting,
  • KCBA IP Section Meeting, 2009, Protecting Personality Rights In Washington State
  • KCBA IP Section Meeting, 2005, Patent Reexamination: Powerful Tool or Bad Idea
U.S. Patent No. 7,461,974
Beta Variation Cancellation In Temperature Sensors
Mehmet Aslan and John W. Branch (inventors)


  • Super Lawyer®, Washington Law & Politics Magazine, 2003, 2004, 2007