Shawn started with Avyno Law P.C. as a legal extern while attending the University of San Francisco, School of Law, where he earned his J.D. receiving an Intellectual Property and Technology Law Certificate with Honors.
Inspired by his experience attending law school in a city widely known as the leading hub for high-tech innovation, Shawn is passionate about contributing to Southern California's emerging technological landscape.
Shawn offers a broad range of intellectual property counseling services, focusing primarily on patent and trademark related matters. He helps clients strategically manage their patent portfolios, working with them to protect and maximize the value of their intellectual property rights. In his practice, Shawn drafts utility and design patent applications and provides non-infringement, invalidity and product clearance opinions in a wide array of technical fields, including; software, biotechnology, agriculture, medical device, electro-mechanical, wireless communication, and consumer goods. He further assists clients with patent and trademark prosecution before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Shawn offers a broad range of intellectual property counseling services, focusing primarily on patent and trademark related matters.
Shawn’s motivation to vigorously protect and promote innovation in technology is largely in part due to his educational background and work experience in natural sciences. Shawn received a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Horticultural Science from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, with an emphasis on plant science, agricultural technology, and bio-resource engineering. Throughout his studies, Shawn worked as an Experimental Engineer and Scientist for the Advanced Light Source at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). While working at LBNL, Shawn designed and programmed a Scanning Tunneling Microscope and co-authored an original paper published in the Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids that characterized the electronic properties of graphene, a novel material at the time. Shawn’s experience with breakthrough scientific research further fueled his desire to be both an innovator and protector of technological invention and its intellectual property.
Shawn’s practice enables him to bridge his technical training with his passion for intellectual property rights, and he enjoys utilizing this background to protect the artistic works of his creative clients.