Cort Wetherald is a registered patent agent who focuses his practice on patent prosecution and counseling primarily in the areas of electronics and software.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Wetherald was a patent scientist in the San Diego office of a national IP law firm where he drafted and prosecuted domestic, international and foreign patent applications relating to technologies including interferometric, plasma, OLED and LCD display devices, cellular and wireless local area networks, telecommunications, wireless power transmission, analog circuitry, mechanical and electro-mechanical devices, medical devices, and software. In addition to his law firm experience, Mr. Wetherald worked for nine years in mixed signal integrated circuit design, and four years in semiconductor reliability and test. During this time, he designed digital and analog circuits, led project teams, managed engineers, and led process improvement initiatives.

Mr. Wetherald is fluent in Finnish.


University of California, San Diego B.S. (1991) Electrical Engineering

Court Admissions

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (2011)

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