About Us

John Janeway, Principal Attorney

John Janeway, the principal attorney at Janeway Patent Law PLLC, has helped dozens of clients ranging from fortune 500 firms to small start-up companies build and safeguard their assets through patent and trademark protection. His practice is focused on all aspects of IP law including patent prosecution, trademarks, copyrights and relating licensing. John specializes in the mechanical, electro-mechanical and computer software arts, with specific expertise in power generation, thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, electric motors and control circuitry.

Before starting Janeway Patent Law, John spent more than seven years at Graybeal Jackson Haley LLP as an associate and partner. Before joining Graybeal Jackson Haley LLP, he worked as in-house counsel for a telecommunications firm.

John holds a B.S.M.E. from the University of Utah and worked as an engineer for five years at Boeing, gaining extensive hands-on technical experience before earning his J.D. degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1998.  He is admitted to practice in Washington (active) and Utah (inactive), and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.  He is a member of the Washington State Bar Association and the Washington State Patent Law Association.



Tracy Gutscher, IP Paralegal

As the IP paralegal for Janeway Patent Law, Tracy oversees all facets of patent and trademark paralegal work—including docketing and foreign and U.S. prosecution, trademark searches and research, and client correspondence and status reports. Tracy’s extensive experience as a paralegal specializing in complex intellectual property issues spans seventeen years and includes senior paralegal positions at both large and boutique IP firms. Prior to specializing in patents and trademarks, Tracy spent several years working as a general practice paralegal. She earned her paralegal certificate from Palomar Community College in 1994.