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Dave Carlson specializes in electrical and electronic patent matters, including licensing and litigation. He received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Brigham Young University (1979) and a J.D. from the J. Reuben Clark Law School of Brigham Young (1982).


Prior to joining Seed IP Law Group, Dave was a patent examiner for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He also previously worked as a patent attorney with Texas Instruments, where he specialized in obtaining U.S. and Japanese patent protection on semiconductor devices, computer design, and electronic systems. Dave is a faculty member of the University of Washington School of Law where he teaches a course on patent preparation and prosecution. He also lectures each summer for CASRIP (Center for Advanced Study and Research on Intellectual Property) on advanced patent preparation and prosecution topics. Dave is fluent in Japanese.


Dave is a member of the state bars of Washington (1988) and Texas (1983), and is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He is a member of the Washington State Patent Law Association (president, 1996-1997), the Japan America Society, and the American Bar Association. He is also a member of Eta Kappa Nu.

  • 701 Fifth Avenue, Suite 5400
    Seattle, WA 98104-7064
  • Japanese
Bar Admissions
  • Washington, Washington State Bar Association
  • Texas, State Bar of Texas

Recognized in The Best Lawyers® in America 2023 for work in:
  • Litigation - Patent
  • Patent Law
  • Listed inThe Best Lawyers in America®, 2011-2014
  • Washington Super Lawyers® honoree, 2001, 2003 & 2005-2007, 2012-2014
  • Listed in Seattle Metropolitan‘s “Top Lawyers” issue, 2010
  • Top 40 Washington IP Super Lawyers® honoree, 2006 & 2008
  • Washington’s Most Amazing Attorneys® honoree, 2006
  • President, Washington State Patent Law Association, 1996-1997
Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property


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