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Mr. McSwain is a USPTO-registered patent attorney who helps clients grow and manage their intellectual property portfolios. He focuses his practice on prosecuting patents primarily in the electrical and computer-related industries. Mr. McSwain’s experience includes identifying and protecting valuable inventions, directing technological improvements, and providing support for litigation and/or licensing activities for future business success.

Mr. McSwain began his career as a software engineer before serving as a patent agent for many years. After graduating from law school in 2019 he worked as a patent attorney at a firm in San Jose, CA before joining Scheef & Stone.


A registered patent attorney, Mr. McSwain has over 24 years of experience in patent law, including several years spent as a patent agent before becoming an attorney. He has worked at multiple law firms and in the intellectual property law department of a Fortune 50 company.


  • Master of Biotechnology, San Jose State University, 2022
  • LL.M. in Intellectual Property, Santa Clara University, 2020
  • J.D., Dean’s List, High Tech Law Certificate, Santa Clara University, 2019
  • MBA in Finance, Santa Clara University, 1997
  • Engineer in EE, University of Southern California, 1992
  • MSEE, Louisiana State University, 1988
  • BSEE, Texas A&M University, 1985

Practice Areas


  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Minnesota
  • Texas
  • New Mexico