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Mr. Cahill formed InventIQ Legal LLP as a founding partner in 2017.  Mr. Cahill has been a patent attorney since 1997. Mr. Cahill’s practice focuses on U.S. and international patent application drafting, patent prosecution, intellectual property strategy counseling, prior art searching, and licensing.

Mr. Cahill has written and prosecuted hundreds of patents on several different types of technologies, including patents on mechanical devices; artificial intelligence and machine learning systems; medical devices; analog, digital, and mixed signal semiconductor circuit designs and systems; designs for semiconductor processing and photolithography; high-speed data transmission circuits and systems; clock signal generation and distribution systems; power management systems; memory circuits and memory control systems; on-chip test and measurement circuits; electricity grid distribution and control systems; data storage management systems; error correction firmware; and data security protocols.

Mr. Cahill has also supported several patent litigation matters, including performing patent claim analysis, performing prior art analysis, generating patent infringement and non-infringement positions, and generating patent validity and invalidity positions. Mr. Cahill has also worked part-time as an in-house counsel for technology companies where he helped to manage large patent portfolios by performing tasks such as managing and reviewing the patent prosecution work of outside counsel, reviewing issued patents due for maintenance fee payments, performing freedom to operate searches for new products, reviewing invention disclosures submitted by engineers, and filing for registration of mask works.

Prior to forming InventIQ Legal LLP, Mr. Cahill was a solo patent attorney practitioner for over 12 years.  Mr. Cahill was also an associate attorney at 2 large intellectual property law firms for over 7 years prior to being a solo practitioner.   

Bar Admissions

California State Bar, 1997             

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 1999


Boalt Hall School of Law, U.C. Berkeley, JD, 1997

U.C. Berkeley, BS, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 1994