Spencer K. Hunter


Spencer joined the law firm of Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, LLP in 2006. At BSTZ, Spencer focuses specifically on the preparation and prosecution of complex software and communications related patent applications as well as client counseling related to such portfolios.

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. Whether your company is large or small, Spencer can 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 licensed 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.

Representative Patents

  • Patent #: 7,653,186
    • System And Method For Event Communication Correlation
  • Patent #: 7,673,113
    • Method For Dynamic Load Balancing On Partitioned Systems
  • Patent #: 8,219,090
    • System And method For Selection Of A Cellular Network
  • Patent #: 8,219,121
    • Broadcast Data And Event Triggers Over A Digital Cellular Network

Contact Information:

Office: Portland
Phone: 503.439.8778
Fax: 503.439.6073

Bar Admissions:

  • OR Bar #: 093895

Law School:

  • Lewis & Clark Law School
    • Distinctions: cum laude, law review, Intellectual Property Law certificate

Undergraduate/Graduate Education:

  • Devry University
    • B.S., Computer Information Systems, magna cum laude

PTO Registration #: 67,337

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