Pam Kohli Jacobson is a registered patent attorney and concentrates her practice in intellectual property law including litigation, prosecution, licensing, due diligence, portfolio management, and counseling, with an emphasis on the intellectual property of government entities.
Ms. Jacobson has extensive experience litigating patent and trademark disputes as lead counsel throughout the United States. She has handled intellectual property matters from application to the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, Patent Trial and Appeal Board, Federal Circuit, Ninth Circuit and the Supreme Court. Ms. Jacobson draws upon her broad experience before these tribunals and the ITC to formulate coordinated strategies for efficient, effective results. She also manages the patent and trademark portfolios for a number of prominent corporations and leading universities.
Ms. Jacobson’s technical background and work experience is in applied mathematics, chemistry and molecular biology. Prior to law school, she designed computer models to assess the toxicity of chemical compounds at Honeywell International f/k/a Allied Signal. She also assessed the prevalence of certain gene markers in familial lupus erythematosus during her time as a research scientist the University of Chicago.
Ms. Jacobson has been recognized by industry publications as a leading practitioner in intellectual property law. She currently teaches at the University of Washington School of Law and at its Center for Advanced Study & Research on Intellectual Property.
Prior to joining K&L Gates, Ms. Jacobson was a partner at a boutique intellectual property firm in Seattle and a Seattle general practice firm where she led its intellectual property group.