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  • Education
    • J.D., cum laude, Seattle University School of Law, 2005
    • B.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1999, Mechanical Engineering
  • Bar Jurisdictions
    • Washington, 2005
    • Admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office

Margie Aoki collaborates with clients to develop the most sensible intellectual property strategy for their business. She works closely with inventors to craft robust utility and design patent applications that highlight the client’s innovation. During examination of the patent application, she encourages open communication with the Patent Examiner to find a most efficient path toward allowance.

Margie also has extensive experience in freedom-to-operate and validity opinions, design-around strategies and due diligence for portfolio acquisitions. She uses a pragmatic approach to review third party patent assets and provide a deliverable that compliments the business considerations of the client.

Leveraging her prior experience as a mechanical systems engineer at a multinational technology company, Margie advises clients on technologies related to medical devices, heavy duty vehicles, tools, high-pressure fluid analytic systems, alternative and clean energy, cosmetic devices, pharmaceutical dispensing, cable connection and repair systems, spacecraft systems, food processing equipment, automotive repair equipment and consumer products.



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Featured, IP Watchdog
January 4, 2021
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Mentioned, CDR Magazine
November 26, 2019
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Mentioned, Law360
November 22, 2019
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Intellectual Property: From Fundamentals to Enforcement
Author, Seattle University School of Law, Summer Practice Academy
July 2017
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Patent Reform: Now What?
Presenter, King County Bar Association, CLE program 
May 2013