Firm Overview


We never compromise on quality

At Parsons & Goltry, all of the work is by the partners. You will never be assigned anyone "junior." We strive to develop a program customized to your needs. There are no templates for patents or trademarks. We dig deep into your industry to learn the ins and outs of your ideas its application through a collaborative and long-standing partnership.

Meet the Attorneys


Robert A. Parsons

holds bio-technical and law degrees from Arizona State University, and is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Since 1987, in both the private and corporate sectors, he has prepared and prosecuted trademark and patent applications relating to a wide variety of technical fields including the chemical, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, mechanical, electrical, electro-mechanical, bio-technical, computer, computer software, firearm, and semiconductor fields. Robert is an active member of the state bar of Arizona, the senior partner of our firm, and an avid fly-fisherman.


Michael W. Goltry

holds a chemistry degree from the College of Idaho and a law degree from Brigham Young University. After graduating law school, Michael moved to Washington, D.C, where he was a judicial law clerk for Chief Judge Frank Q. Nebeker of the United States Court of Veteran’s Appeals. Michael is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office since 1995. He has prepared and prosecuted trademark applications, and patent applications relating to a wide variety of technological fields including the farming, communications, chemical, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, mechanical, electrical, electromechanical, computer, computer software, and semiconductor fields. Michael is the managing partner of our firm, an active member of the state bar of Arizona, is an affiliate member of the state bar of Idaho, and is an a avid fly-fisherman.

Our History

For nearly a quarter of a century, attorneys Robert A. Parsons (R) and Michael W. Goltry (L) of Parsons & Goltry have collaborated with their clients to protect their most valuable intellectual property. The firm is focused exclusively on the highly specialized area of intellectual property law, and represents clients all over the United States and throughout the world.

The firm is based in Scottsdale, Arizona, and offers a broad range of IP services, including IP strategy advice; U.S. and foreign patent application preparation, prosecution, and management; U.S. and foreign trademark preparation, prosecution, and management; prior art and clearance searches; patent and trademark infringement and validity opinions; licensing; and other issues related to the commercialization of IP.

Rob and Mike have dedicated their careers to writing high-quality patent applications. Their dedication and commitment to excellence has resulted in the issuance of more than 1,000 patents for their clients. The firm continues to secure and administer a substantial number of patents, trademarks and service marks for their clients by providing top-quality service to those clients whose IP is at the core of their business.

Because both attorneys earned their undergraduate degrees in the hard sciences, Rob in Biology and Mike in Chemistry, they speak the language of scientists and engineers, allowing them to get up to speed quickly so that they work more effectively and efficiently. Both are admitted to the State Bar of Arizona and are registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. In addition, Mike is an affiliate member of the Idaho State Bar. Both men enjoy the outdoors and are avid fly fishermen.

Patents Filed Throughout the World



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"Our company has worked with a number of patent attorneys and were so pleased when we began working with Parsons & Goltry nearly a decade ago. Mike Goltry's knowledge and attention to detail has enabled us to have numerous products patented and trademarks registered. We highly recommend this Law Firm."

- Sharon K.


"Michael Goltry is the most professional, honest and effective patent attorney whom I ever met in my 40 year professional engineering career. I started to work with him over 20 years ago and plan to work indefinitely."

- Zoltan Kemeny, PhD, Struct. Eng.


"Mr. Goltry took a provisional patent that we'd filed ourselves, and quickly and professionally turned our innovation into U.S. and foreign applications. His [patent claims] were a thing of beauty, and I was amazed by how deftly he countered the inevitable office actions. His language held up, and the U.S. Patent just issued. He was easy and efficient to work with, and his fees were remarkably reasonable. We're not planning to go anywhere else, ever."

- Ski Milburn, CEO, Victori, LLC


"I applied for a patent through Parsons & Goltry. After being on the docket for 2 years at the USPTO, I received notification that my patent request had been denied. Michael Goltry contacted me immediately to review my options. After I informed him of my decision to move forward, he filed a response to the USPTO. In his response he got the examiner to fully understand the claims in the patent application and the "denied" decision was reversed. I was able to secure and receive a "patent granted" decision. Thank you, Michael Goltry."

- Kathy H., Inventor


10643 North Frank Lloyd

Wright Blvd. Suite 201

Scottsdale, AZ 85259

Phone: (480) 991-3435

Open 9-5pm Monday - Friday

Arizona’s premiere patent attorneys serving clients throughout the U.S. and internationally for almost 30 years.

Located in Scottsdale, Arizona, we serve clients locally as well as throughout the United States and across the world.