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State University Assistant

Spokane, Washington, 99203, United States
August 31, 2017

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Baron J. Bechtold

*** *. **** ****** • Spokane, Washington 99203 • 602-***-**** • BAR ADMISSIONS

USPTO Registration: 75,575

Arizona Bar Number: 031297 (July 2013 Bar Exam Pass) EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS

Gonzaga University School of Law Spokane, Washington J.D., Cum Laude, May 2013

3 Year Merit Scholarship

Full-time extern at Florida Department of Health, Miami-Dade County – Spring 2013

Summer Study Abroad in Florence, Italy – 2012

Dean’s List – Fall 2012 & Spring 2013

Arizona State University Tempe, Arizona

B.S. Molecular Bioscience and Biotechnology, December 2009

Dean’s List – Fall 2008 and Spring 2009

Molecular Biology Research Aide/Assistant at Arizona State University Biodesign Institute

Taught Biology and Microbiology Laboratory courses to life science majors

Maintained 3.6+ GPA during final two years (60 semester credit hours)

Worked 30+ hours a week while maintaining full time course load WORK EXPERIENCE

Wolfe - SBMC Spokane, Washington

Patent Attorney, May 2016 – Present

Drafting patent applications for large corporate clients;

Prosecuting patents applications, including responding to Office Actions with arguments and amendments, preparing Appeal Briefs and Replies, conducting Examiner Interviews, etc.;

Conducting Post-Allowance Reviews of allowed patent applications; and

Providing patent-related opinions on a broad range of issues. Wilkes University

Adjunct Professor, January 2014 – October 2016 Mesa, Arizona

Prepared and taught lesson plans to undergraduate students in the area of business law;

Administered assignments and exams; and

Maintained grade information for students in compliance with university standards. Independent Contract

Attorney, September 2014 – April 2016 Phoenix, Arizona

Met with clients regarding a broad range of legal matters;

Provided intellectual property counsel, including application for federal trademark registration;

Counseled corporate clients and individuals in general business and intellectual property matters;

Conducted all aspects of litigation, including depositions, composing requests and answers, motion practice, and settlement negotiations; and

Appeared on behalf of clients for mediation, arbitration, and in court for hearings and trials. The Checkett Law Firm Scottsdale, Arizona

Law Clerk, August 2013 – September 2014

Drafted court pleadings and discovery documents;

Provided opinions to partner regarding intellectual property rights of corporate clients;

Composed deposition preparation documents and summaries; and

Prepared for all aspects of litigation.

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