An experienced patent agent dedicated to new ideas
Mitch Walsh is an experienced patent agent in the firm’s San Diego office. He primarily assists with patent preparation and prosecution in the technical areas of artificial intelligence and machine learning; biotechnology and pharmaceuticals; communications technologies; electronics and semiconductors; internet applications; and medical devices and procedures.
By translating ideas into legal documents designed to protect inventors’ ideas and discoveries, Mitch helps clients progress their scientific technology in more ways than one. As part of that journey, he enjoys being on the front end of new scientific findings and assisting others in protecting their intellectual property.
Mitch has more than three years of experience helping secure patents for various inventions and processes related to telecommunications, mechanical devices, medical devices, semiconductors and artificial intelligence. Mitch holds a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences and a Minor in History from the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). He is earning his Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego School of Law and expects to graduate in 2026.
A quick learner, writer and tech “translator”
In his previous IP and tech-related roles, Mitch developed his skills as a quick, flexible learner when studying new technology. Clients appreciate his ability to identify what is novel and most important when drafting an application. By leveraging his knowledge of how inventors think, Mitch is able to best write applications that prove to be defensible and stand the test of time.
While in college, Mitch worked as a patent specialist and technology marketing intern at the UCSB Technology Transfer Office. These roles taught him the commercial side of patents, their value in a scientific context, and how intellectual property integrates with a business strategy — all of which leverages to benefit the firm’s clients.
Mitch also participated in research as a laboratory assistant while completing his undergraduate degree. He aided a Ph.D. candidate in research focusing on the role chemical mechanisms play in determining biological responses to physiological stressors.
When not in the office, Mitch loves getting outdoors, whether golfing, boating or going to the beach. He also enjoys watching football, baseball and hockey.