Rodney Swartz, PhD, focuses his practice on intellectual property matters, including intellectual property litigation and consulting on intellectual property terms for commercial and government contracts.
While in law school, Rodney worked for SRI International, formerly Stanford Research Institute, on license compliance matters and contract review.
Rodney has an extensive research background. His postdoctoral research at Princeton University focused on developing new methodologies to capture, transport and utilize potent greenhouse gases such as methane. In particular, his research focused on using highly active, but unstable first row transition metals to perform C-H bond activation. His graduate research at the University of Washington consisted of developing a fundamental understanding of the role structure plays in the mechanism of various industrially relevant metalloproteins in order to guide companies in developing small molecule analogs.
Outside of intellectual property law, Rodney has also assisted with immigration matters for those in need. At the Katherine & George Alexander Community Law Center Rodney helped clients prepare and submit naturalization and DACA applications. He also worked as a legal intern at the PARS Equality Center assisting with the Afghan Support Project which connected Afghans with legal assistance for filing humanitarian parole and SIV applications.
- Katherine & George Alexander Community Law Center, 2021
- PARS Equality Center, 2021
Santa Clara University School of Law, JD, 2021
University of Washington, PhD, Inorganic Chemistry, 2010
Purdue University, BS, Chemistry, 2004
US Patent & Trademark Office