Les P. Gehman

Les is a registered patent attorney with nearly a decade of patent law experience. Les began his legal career as a patent agent with Hewlett-Packard Company, and later practiced as a patent attorney at Hewlett-Packard. Les received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Denver, College of Law.

Prior to his legal career, Les worked 15 years as an electrical engineer in the integrated circuit industry in Colorado. Les began his engineering career at Hewlett-Packard Company in 1984 as an IC Process Engineer. He then spent an additional 13 years designing integrated circuits for Hewlett-Packard as an IC Design Engineer. Les has worked on a wide variety of integrated circuit designs at Hewlett-Packard including: high performance datapath libraries, disk drive controllers, 3D graphics accelerators, microprocessors, high performance bus architectures, and top level integrated circuit floor-planning and design.

Les has broad patent preparation and prosecution experience in several technologies, including:

  • Integrated circuit design and process
  • Digital cameras
  • Microprocessors
  • High performance servers
  • Heat transfer devices
  • Electronics hardware and firmware for digital data storage products, such as CD and DVD drives

Prior to his engineering career, Les received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering in 1982, and a Master of Science degree in Engineering in 1984, both from the University of California at Davis.  His emphasis in college included integrated circuit processing and design, solid state physics, and electronic materials.

Areas of Practice

  • U.S. and International Intellectual Property Law
  • Patent Prosecution
  • Patent Validity Opinions
  • Copyright and Trademark Registration
  • Copyright, Trademark, and Patent Protection
  • Misappropriation and Infringement Litigation
  • Trade Secrets
  • Trade Dress
  • Intellectual Property and Software Licensing
  • Technology Transfers
  • Strategic IP Planning


University of Denver College of Law, Denver, Colorado, 2003
Honors: Order of St. Ives

University of California at Davis, 1984
MS in Engineering

University of California at Davis, 1982
BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering
BS in Materials Science and Engineering

Past Employment Positions

  • Hewlett-Packard Company, Patent Attorney
  • Hewlett-Packard Company, Patent Agent
  • Hewlett-Packard Company, IC Design Engineer
  • Hewlett-Packard Company, IC Process Engineer