Palmer Dzurella

Palmer is a registered patent attorney at Setter Roche, primarily focusing his extensive knowledge on U.S., PCT, and foreign patent applications, prosecution, and post allowance prosecution. Palmer has experience managing intellectual property portfolios and counseling clients on various patent strategies. Palmer has drafted patent non-infringement opinions and analyses, patent office appeal briefs, inter parties reviews, as well as, requests for reexamination. In addition, Palmer has experience with litigation support, technology agreements, strategic IP planning, landscape mapping, product clearance, infringement and validity opinions, and other types of patent analysis.

Palmer has worked with a variety of technologies, including:

  • ultra-high frequency electronics
  • semiconductors
  • wireless communications
  • radiation detection
  • gaming methods
  • biomedical implants
  • data centers
  • cloud computing
  • mobile tracking and big data
  • machine learning and artificial intelligence
  • cache content networks. 

After earning his master’s degree in electrical engineering with an emphasis on wireless communication, Palmer worked for a gaming technology company, becoming an inventor during his tenure there. Prior to joining Setter Roche, he began his patent law career as an attorney for a law firm in Kansas and continued his practice as an associate at Lathrop Gage.   

Areas of Practice

  • U.S. and International Patent Preparation and Prosecution
  • Patent Analysis and Opinions
  • Copyrights, Trademarks, and Trade Secrets
  • Strategic IP Planning, Technology Transfers, and Licensing

Bar Admissions

  • Kansas
  • Missouri
  • Nevada
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


  • University of Nevada William S. Boyd School of Law, J.D., 2011
  • University of Nevada, M.S., Electrical Engineering, 2008
  • University of Nevada, M.B.A., 2007
  • University of Nevada, B.S., Applied Mathematics, with distinction, 2006
  • University of Nevada, B.S., Electrical Engineering, cum laude, 2005
  • University of Nevada, B.S., Engineering Physics, with distinction, 2005