Spencer specializes in the preparation and prosecution of U.S. Patents, especially in the areas of software, cloud-computing, and computing architecture. He is a former Silicon Valley software engineer with extensive experience in systems automation, integration, and testing.
Spencer practices with the law firm of Elliott, Ostrander & Preston, P.C. which has been in practice for more than 20 years, providing legal representation to, and primarily focused on, business and corporate guidance. At Elliott, Ostrander & Preston, Spencer focuses specifically on the preparation and prosecution of complex software and communications related patent applications.
As a former software engineer for Silicon Valley companies, Spencer understands the language and needs of your developers. Whether discussing cloud computing, data communications, databases, or data processing, Spencer can quickly engage with your technical experts and tackle the difficult challenge of presenting software based technologies to the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
As a former program manager and ISO 9000 compliance auditor, Spencer understands how to manage complex projects, assets, and portfolios. Before entering the practice of law, Spencer was responsible for maintaining the ISO compliance and certification at a high-tech manufacturing company’s U.S. operations having revenues in excess of $10-billion. Regardless of your company’s size, Spencer can help you and your team to streamline the logistics and management of your patent portfolio so that you can focus on your core business objectives.
Spencer is a licensed attorney at law admitted to practice before the Oregon State Bar (OSB); a Registered US Patent Attorney admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO); a certified Program Manager (Prince2); and a certified ISO 9001:2000 Manufacturing Lead Auditor (RABQSA).
Outside of work, Spencer is an avid motorcyclist, peculiar “sidecarist,” occasional SCUBA diver, aspiring student pilot, reticent weightlifter, and a neurotic yet committed father to five adventurous children.