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®


U.S. Patent Office #48,778 (2001-Agent, 2007-Attorney)

California Bar Association (SBN 247778, Admitted 2006) 
Minnesota Supreme Court (SBN 389572, Admitted 2009) 
Eastern Alameda County Bar Association  2009-Present; Board Member: 2010-2016 

Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (2009)

U.S. District Court, N. District of California (2009)

Admissions & Associations 


Rotary Club of Pleasanton North (R/C PN): Member (2009-Present), Foundation Chair (2016-17, 2015-16, 2014-15, 2013-14), Sergeant at Arms (2014-15, 2011-12); Secretary (2012-13) 

R/C Pleasanton-North Foundation Board Director (2012-2015)

Amador Valley High School Mock Trial Attorney Coach (2009-2014)


American Society for Mechanical Engineers (2008-2019), (1987-1999); 

American Society for Quality (2008-2012; 1997-2001), Certified Quality Engineer (1998-2001); 
East Bay Executives Association (2009-2014) 
Bay Area Entrepreneurs Workshop  Legal Counsel/ Start-up Advisor (2011-2014 )
Business Builders USA  Member (2009-2012), Vice-President (2010-2011, 2009-2010)

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.