About TechLaw LLP
Our practice covers all areas of intellectual property and business law including corporate transactional work, patent and trademark prosecution, licensing, entertainment, and litigation.
Our attorneys have hands-on entrepreneurial experience permitting us to offer a unique perspective to our clients when providing legal advice. With four Ph.Ds and others with advanced degrees in a variety of scientific and engineering disciplines, we are able to work with virtually any technology. We also have extensive international experience and a wide network of resources around the world.
TechLaw LLP is a new economy law firm rooted in the business needs of today’s entrepreneurs.
What differentiates us
Mr. Meador has lectured on entrepreneurship in many venues, ranging from the Haas School of Business to the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. He also co-founded the executive training company, Advanced Global Connections. He continues to serve on the Executive Committee of the International Section of the California Bar Association. Mr. Meador is listed in the Marquis Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law, Who’s Who in Finance and Business, and Who’s Who in the World. AVVO rating: "Superb."
How we were trained
Mr. Meador graduated from UC Berkeley’s Boalt Hall School of Law in 1986, where he served as Executive Editor of the International Tax and Business Lawyer law review. He is a former partner at Preston Gates & Ellis, prior to which he practiced with Morrison & Foerster and Howard, Rice for 14 years. He also practiced law with Kim & Chang in Korea, with SSEK in Indonesia, and with VILAF and Kirin in Vietnam for over 10 years.
Why we love what we do
Now an internationally recognized authority on international business and law, Mr. Meador’s career began in Vietnam in 1974 when he went alone to Saigon to open the wartime office for a child welfare organization, FCVN. The story of his work and evacuation from the roof of the American Embassy in Saigon has been told in several books and screenplays, his photographs of the evacuation hang in the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, and his organization has been nominated twice for the Presidential Medal of Freedom.