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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 serves on the Board of Directors for Oregon Women Lawyers.


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

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Susan D. Pitchford
(503) 227-5631 (Phone)
(503) 228-4373 (Fax)


Assistant: Jillian Clinton

Assistant: Theresa Allen


Assistant: Jane Larson

Assistant: Mike Moreau


Assistant: Mike Moreau


Gonzaga University, B.S. Biology; B.A. Political Science, 1993

Gonzaga University School of Law, J.D., 1996 Portland State University, Electrical Engineering Masters’ candidate


Bar Admissions


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


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