After graduation from the Ohio Institute of Technology, Owen worked as an engineer at Rockwell International, where he developed computer models of digital and analog circuits used to design advanced military aircraft. At Rockwell, he was responsible for systems engineering, ground tests, and trouble-shooting of an upgrade to the U.S. and Australian Air Force’s F-111 fighter/bomber. His work included integrating a Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) receiver and a ring-laser gyro navigation unit with updated displays and controls.
Owen studied law while continuing to work full-time as an engineer. At the McGeorge School of Law, he was chosen to serve as a staff writer and articles editor for the Pacific Law Journal. He also won the American Jurisprudence award in his class in Constitutional Law. After joining Kolisch Hartwell, Owen undertook a diverse practice in both prosecution and litigation. He was on the brief in the precedential opinion from the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, reported in Acco Brands, Inc. v. Micro Security Devices, Inc., 346 F.3d 1075 (2003).
J.D. With great distinction – 1996
University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law McGeorge Chapter of the Order of the Coif
B.S. Electrical Engineering Technology – 1982
Ohio Institute of Technology in Columbus
Bar and Court Admissions
- Oregon State Bar; State Bar of California; Washington State Bar Association
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
- U.S. District Courts for the District of Oregon, Western and Eastern Districts of Washington, and Northern and Central Districts of California
- Federal Circuit Court of Appeals
- Second Circuit Court of Appeals
- Oregon Patent Law Association
- Multnomah Bar Association
- Federal Bar Association