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Sean F. Parmenter


Sean F. Parmenter
Sean F. Parmenter Associate

About Sean F. Parmenter

Sean is a registered patent attorney with the US Patent and Trademark Office. Sean’s legal practice primarily centers on preparing and prosecuting US and international patents directed to computer technology including software and hardware. Sean worked as a software engineer prior to becoming a patent attorney and honed his practice working in the heart of Silicon Valley with startups and Fortune 500 clients. Sean’s legal and technical background is well suited to preparing and prosecuting patents in the computer and electrical sciences, including technologies such wired and wireless networking technologies, archival storage systems, client/server applications, cloud-based computing, computer generated imagery (CGI), computer animation, signal and image processing (including JPEG and MPEG encoding), compiler and operating system design, databases, encryption technologies and other security-related technologies, electronic design automation (EDA or ECAD). Sean is an advocate for open source and loves hacking his TV, Wii, and network WiFi access points and routers. When not dreaming of climbing the mist trail to Vernal falls in the Yosemite valley, Sean enjoys spending time creating culinary delights in the kitchen, playing softball, watching World Cup soccer, and spending time with his family.

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J.D., Cum Laude

Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, California

B.S. Computer Science

Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah

Strategic Advisor of Technology-Driven Businesses

Sean is talented in helping clients tailor protection of technological innovations to strategic business decisions. He is skilled at drafting patents that leverage offensive and defensive strategies to help create commercial value.