The Law Office of 

Gerald R. Prettyman

U.S. Patent Attorney

International Patent Attorney

United States Trademark Attorney

California Trademark Attorney

U.S. Copyright Attorney

Attorney at Law, California and Minnesota

Protection for All Your Ideas Under the Sun®


Golden Gate University
LL.M., Intellectual Property, 2007
Juris Doctorate, 2005
♦ Law Specialization Certificates:
Intellectual Property with Distinction
Real Estate with Distinction
♦   Law School Awards:
2005 Real Estate Law Award
2002 CALI Property I Award (Best Essay).
♦   Dean's List:
Spring '05, Fall '04, Spring '04, Fall '03, Fall '02.

Education & Experience


B.S. Mechanical Engineering, (Economics Minor) U. of California, San Diego, Revelle College (1989)
A.A. with Honors, Chabot College (1983)


Certified Quality Engineer, ASQ (1998)

Medical Laboratory Technician, George Washington U., U.S.Navy (1977)

Hospital Corpsman, U.S.Navy (1976)


Patent and Intellectual Property Attorney, 2007-Present
Patent Attorney, 2006-Present
Patent Agent, 2001-2006

Business Management, 1993-2001
Mechanical Engineer, 1990-1993
Nuclear Engineer, 1986-1990
Medical Lab. Tech., 1976-1985

Call (925) 600-7342 or email to set up a consultation.
Legal services are flat fee or hourly, as negotiated with the client.


© 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, TM and ® by Gerald R Prettyman

This website is for general information only. It is not legal advice nor does it create an attorney-client relationship.

Your law may be different. I am an attorney - I am not your attorney until you hire me.

As a U.S. Registered Patent Attorney, Gerald R. Prettyman may prepare, file and prosecute patent and trademark applications with the U. S. Patent and Trademark Office and copyright applications with the U.S. Copyright Office and may prepare patent, trademark and copyright applications for filing in foreign countries. As most countries require an in-country attorney to file these applications, Gerald R. Prettyman will work with you and counsel in foreign countries for foreign filings. Gerald R. Prettyman is licensed to practice law  in California and Minnesota. This website is not a solicitation for legal practice in other states.