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Email: Susan Pitchford
Assistant: Jillian Clinton
Trademark Assistant: Mike Moreau
(503) 227-5631 Ext. 3318
Fax: (503) 228-4373



Gonzaga University School of Law, J.D.

Portland State University, Electrical Engineering Masters’ candidate

Gonzaga University, B.S. Biology; B.A. Political Science

Bar Admissions

Oregon State Bar

Washington State Bar 

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon

U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
U.S. District
Court for the ED of Washington

U.S. District Court for the WD of Washington

U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Susan D. Pitchford


Susan advises clients in patent prosecution involving a broad range of technologies, including metal smelting, internet protocols, signal transmission, athletic equipment, products packaging, medical and veterinary devices, and computerized sales systems.


Susan has substantial litigation experience and has represented clients in trials in both state and federal courts, and at appeals to the Ninth Circuit and the Federal Circuit.


Susan is an active member of the Federal Bar Association, serving as Oregon Chapter President from May 2011 to May 2012, and on the executive team of the National FBA Litigation Section Board. Susan was appointed by the Oregon District Court to be a Ninth Circuit Lawyer Representative. She served on the Board of Directors for Oregon Women Lawyers from 2015 to 2019.


Susan has been recognized by the Best Lawyers In America in the fields of Litigation for Patent and Trademark Law since 2015. She has been recognized by Super Lawyers every year since 2009, first as a “Rising Star” and then as a “Super Lawyer.”

Practice Areas


Infringement and Validity Opinions 

IP Portfolio Management

Licensing and Technology Agreements



Trade Secrets

Unfair Competition and False Advertising

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