Olav Mitchell Underdal
Managing Director

Mr. Underdal is a licensed attorney, admitted to the California State Bar; and a registered patent practitioner, licensed to practice in all patent and trademark cases before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.


He holds a Juris Doctor in Law from Northwestern California University School of Law, a M.S. in General Engineering from The Technical University of Denmark with concentrations in Electronics, Software Engineering & Systems Engineering, and a M.S. in Computer Science/System Design from the University of Manchester, UK. He is a co-inventor of 15 United States patents, and has drafted and prosecuted more than 130 US patents to issue on behalf of clients.

Previously, Mr. Underdal was Vice President of Product Delivery for Mitchell International, with responsibility for Platform and Appraisal solutions offered by Mitchell’s Auto Physical Damage Solutions division. Before this, Mr. Underdal was Director of Engineering for SPX Corp., leading development of computer diagnostic systems for the automotive industry. In this position he led a large engineering department in the development of automotive diagnostics solutions, including development of patented adaptive diagnostics technology. Prior to his tenure at SPX Corp., Mr. Underdal served as a Vice President of Engineering for LogicTree Corp., a start-up developing Speech Automation and Multi-Modal Content Delivery Solutions, as well as a Manager at Accenture, working for more than 8 years in Technology Services consulting.

Mr. Underdal was presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who in September, 2021. Mr. Underdal was endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the fields of computer technology, software engineering and patent prosecution.

Mr. Underdal is a member of the American Bar Association, the California Lawyers Association, the Orange County Bar Association, and the National Association of Patent Practitioners (NAPP).

USPTO Registration No.: 71154

California State Bar Member No.: 338418

Carol Gault
Office Manager


Ms. Gault is responsible for office administration and patent prosecution coordination, including docket management and preparation of filing documents.


Previously, Ms. Gault was Branch and Field Manager for Portamedic, a national paramedical company. She was responsible for daily operations of the branch, in addition to the hiring, training and certification of all field examiners to meet company standards. Before that, Ms. Gault was Customer Service Supervisor for PMI, the Paramedical division of Equifax, responsible for both training and supervising a team of customer service representatives. Ms. Gault has over twenty years of office management and customer service experience.