J.D., 1989, William Mitchell College of Law (Cum Laude, Law Review, Moot Court); B.S. C.I.S./Engineering, 1980, Ohio State University.
Mr. Gates' intellectual property law experience includes patent, trademark and copyright law. He also has eleven years of computer hardware and software engineering experience in the industry.
Technical emphasis: semiconductors, opto-electronics, telecommunications systems, network communications and database management systems.
Registrations: California State Bar; Minnesota State Bar; U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; U.S. Supreme Court.
Affiliations: Past Chair, Electronic and Computer Law Committee of the American Intellectual Property Law Association; Intellectual Property Section of the California State Bar; Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association; Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers; and Association for Computing Machinery.