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We believe in working hard to create the American Dream for independent inventors, entrepreneurs, artists and small businesses by protecting the intellectual property they develop.


Dan Cotman
Dan Cotman
Founder / CEO

As an IP attorney, my practice focuses on implementing proactive measures that help companies with valuable technologies and brands protect those assets by architecting and implementing best practices for securing their intellectual property rights.

My measured approach to building value has proven quite successful, and I’m proud to have helped numerous clients realize the potential value of their intellectual property assets.

Throughout my years as an intellectual property attorney, I’ve helped numerous clients sell their companies, attain venture funding, enter into attractive license agreements, and prosecute or defend intellectual property disputes.

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Obi Iloputaife
Chair Patent Practice Group

A technical prodigy, Obi was a Technical Fellow for Boeing and served as Chief IP Counsel at Cardinal Health, a leading provider of product services and technologies for the health care industry. These qualifications give Obi a balanced approach to the practice of law that emphasizes efficiency. Here’s Obi’s story about how he ended up as a practicing patent attorney:

I entered the field of Intellectual Property law because had this fascination for it even while I was studying for my Master’s Degree in electronic engineering. At that time I was working as an Avionics/Flight Control Systems engineer at Northrop Corporation. Later in my engineering career, I joined The Boeing Company and as I developed innovative systems for high performance military airplanes, wrote peer reviewed papers, and submitted these papers to the patent department for possible patenting, I received feedback that I felt required me to do the patent application drafting work for the IP folks.

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Obi Iloputaife
Chair Patent Practice Group

A technical prodigy, Obi was a Technical Fellow for Boeing and served as Chief IP Counsel at Cardinal Health, a leading provider of product services and technologies for the health care industry. These qualifications give Obi a balanced approach to the practice of law that emphasizes efficiency. Here’s Obi’s story about how he ended up as a practicing patent attorney:

I entered the field of Intellectual Property law because had this fascination for it even while I was studying for my Master’s Degree in electronic engineering. At that time I was working as an Avionics/Flight Control Systems engineer at Northrop Corporation. Later in my engineering career, I joined The Boeing Company and as I developed innovative systems for high performance military airplanes, wrote peer reviewed papers, and submitted these papers to the patent department for possible patenting, I received feedback that I felt required me to do the patent application drafting work for the IP folks.

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Rasheed McWilliams
Chair Litigation Practice Group

My passion for the law began when I was appointed the Chief Justice of the Honors and Conduct Review Board during my senior year of college. The Honors and Conduct Review Board functioned as the student court with jurisdiction over the academic and social misconduct of the students.

My role as chief justice sparked a strong interest in the practice of law, which ultimately led me to discover the wonderful world of patent infringement litigation. This was an area that would satisfy my passion for science and technology, while allowing me to use my skill at debate and persuasion to meet the needs of my clients. To further my goal of becoming a patent infringement trial lawyer, I attended New York University School of Law, where I obtained my J.D. in 2003.

I have practiced in the areas of commercial, entertainment and intellectual property litigation and transactions for over 11 years. I have extensive experience in all aspects of complex civil litigation, entertainment and new media litigation and transactions, and intellectual property acquisition, counseling, enforcement and licensing.

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Jayson Sohi
Attorney

My love for science and technology began by watching Star Trek: The Next Generation with my mother every week. Although fictional, the show's hopeful view of an advanced utopian future fueled my desire to learn all I could about math and science. I excelled in elementary school and high school, and eventually focused my passion on learning about robotic human prostheses and implantable medical devices. If someone's life could be dramatically improved by installing a new part, I wanted to help make that part.

I went on to attend Johns Hopkins University, where I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering. At Hopkins, I worked in the JHU Cardiovascular Systems Lab and developed an understanding of implantable drug-diffusing vascular devices and vasodilation medications. After graduating, I worked for a few years as an engineer developing electrophoretic molecular separators, molecular sequencers, and mass spectrometer interfaces at Beckman Coulter, Inc. in Orange County.

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Jayson Sohi
Attorney

My love for science and technology began by watching Star Trek: The Next Generation with my mother every week. Although fictional, the show's hopeful view of an advanced utopian future fueled my desire to learn all I could about math and science. I excelled in elementary school and high school, and eventually focused my passion on learning about robotic human prostheses and implantable medical devices. If someone's life could be dramatically improved by installing a new part, I wanted to help make that part.

I went on to attend Johns Hopkins University, where I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering. At Hopkins, I worked in the JHU Cardiovascular Systems Lab and developed an understanding of implantable drug-diffusing vascular devices and vasodilation medications. After graduating, I worked for a few years as an engineer developing electrophoretic molecular separators, molecular sequencers, and mass spectrometer interfaces at Beckman Coulter, Inc. in Orange County.

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Cynthia Casby
Of Counsel

Ms. Casby is an intellectual property attorney actively involved in acquiring patents and trademarks for clients, as well as handling disputes and litigation over intellectual property rights. She has significant expertise in resolving domain name disputes for trademark holders and business owners.

Cynthia was named by her peers to the list of "2007 Rising Stars" in Southern California Super Lawyers magazine.Ms. Casby has extensive hands-on experience in the design and development of computer software. For almost 20 years, Ms. Casby designed and architected software and led software design teams on projects for defense, space, and commercial applications..

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Elaine Cruz
Paralegal

Elaine Cruz is a certified Paralegal who has been working in the legal field for over 20 years. Her emphasis is on litigation support for Federal and State Court matters and Trademark prosecution. Elaine’s litigation experience and vast knowledge of the “ins and outs” of the court system and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) enable her to efficiently support our attorneys from onset to post-trial.

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Stephanie Cruz
Paralegal

Just starting off her legal career, Stephanie is the newest member to the Cotman IP team. Currently a full-time student, she attends California State University Los Angeles where she is studying in the Political Science program.

Realizing early on in her life that she had a passion for government and politics, she decided to turn that passion into a career in the legal profession. She enrolled in Riverside City College in 2012 and began studying in their Paralegal Studies program. 

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Stephanie Cruz
Paralegal

Just starting off her legal career, Stephanie is the newest member to the Cotman IP team. Currently a full-time student, she attends California State University Los Angeles where she is studying in the Political Science program. 

Realizing early on in her life that she had a passion for government and politics, she decided to turn that passion into a career in the legal profession. She enrolled in Riverside City College in 2012 and began studying in their Paralegal Studies program. 

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