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Lev Ivan Gabriel Iwashko

Founder and Principal of The Iwashko Law Firm

Mr. Iwashko is an attorney who focuses his intellectual property practice on patents, trademarks, and copyrights, and also provides legal representation and services in various other fields of law. Mr. Iwashko has over a decade of intellectual property law related experience, and has represented clients by drafting patent applications and prosecuting patents directed toward a myriad of different technological fields, including, but not limited to, computer hardware, software, circuit design, image forming apparatuses, medical devices, chemistry, biomedical technology, pharmaceuticals, mechanical devices, semiconductors, databases, micro-electromechanical systems, communication devices/systems, amplifiers, optical devices, and switches.

Prior to becoming a registered patent attorney, Mr. Iwashko worked as a Patent Examiner at the USPTO, where he examined patents focused on Computer Memory, Storage and Control. While at the USPTO, Mr. Iwashko received the Special Achievement Award within his first 10 months of employment.

Furthermore, Mr. Iwashko was the first student who graduated from the Johns Hopkins University/Goucher College 3/2 Engineering Program with a triple-degree, after which he worked at International Business Machines (IBM) as an Engineering Consultant in the Government Sector. At IBM, Mr. Iwashko presented solutions for various projects contracted by ARMY, the IRS, and the DoD DLA, programmed code for hardware, software, web-pages, and databases, as well as wrote business proposals, priced application ventures for clients, and acted as a liaison between the engineers and the sales staff.

Also, Mr. Iwashko speaks Ukrainian, Spanish, and Russian, and is a member of the American Bar Association, the Maryland Bar Association, and the American Intellectual Property Law Association.


  • J.D., The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law.
  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering and B.S. in Computer Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland.
  • B.A. in Computer Science, Goucher College, Towson, Maryland. Graduated with General Honors.

Bar Admissions

  • Registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
  • Maryland
  • Virginia
  • Washington, DC
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia