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Nathan R. Maki

Nathan R. Maki



  • Patents
  • Intellectual Property

WSG Practice Industries



Nate Maki works closely with technology companies to develop and execute global patent strategies that maximize protection of valuable intellectual assets.

Nate has drafted and successfully prosecuted patent applications related to cellular networks, volatile and non-volatile storage devices, platform and resource virtualization, clean technologies, storage networks and optical systems. His experience allows him to quickly identify the innovative concepts embodied in his clients’ complex technologies and effectively capture and communicate these inventive concepts in patent applications and prosecution.

Before joining Schwabe, Nate worked in the Patent and Licensing Group at Intel Corporation, where he was involved in offensive and defensive licensing and patent prosecution. Nate’s industry experience helps him understand the client perspective on intellectual property assets and processes, and provide practical, timely counsel.

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon State Courts
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office


  • Northwestern School of Law, Lewis & Clark College, Juris Doctor degree (2003)
  • University of Missouri - Columbia, Bachelor of Science degree, Industrial Engineering (1998)
Areas of Practice

Intellectual Property | Patents

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

  • US 8,036,909, “System, Method, and Apparatus for Collaborative Watershed Restoration Projects.”
  • US 8,084,963, “Management of Rechargeable Battery in an Enclosed Lighting Module.”
  • US 8,923,794 “Temperature Compensation of Acoustic Resonators in the Electrical Domain.”


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