J. Chase Covello

Computer Scientist and Patent Attorney


My name is Chase Covello and I am a patent attorney and senior associate at Munck Wilson Mandala in Los Angeles. I focus my practice on litigation and transactional issues involving intellectual property such as patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets.

Credentials and Education

Admitted to the State Bar of California and the U.S. District Court, Central District of California

Admitted to practice as a patent attorney before the United States Patent and Trademark Office

JD, Boston University School of Law

MS, Computer Science, University of California, Los Angeles

BS Cum Laude, Computer Science, University of California, Los Angeles

Selected Work Experience

UCLA Department of Sociology, Los Angeles, CA, 2016-present

I co-teach Data Science for the Social Sciences with Dr. Amarita Natt. Topics include data collection, database management, aggregate data manipulation with SQL, procedural data manipulation with Python, and data visualization.

UCLA Center for International Science, Technology, and Cultural Policy, Los Angeles, CA, 2012-2016

I consult from time to time with Dr. Lynne Zucker and Dr. Michael Darby at CISTCP, specializing in database administration and data processing.

The Hecker Law Group, Los Angeles, CA, 2009-present

I assisted clients with patent prosecution and patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, technology, and entertainment litigation and licensing.

Citicorp Development Center, Los Angeles, CA, May 2005-September 2006

My team built an automated test suite for Citicorp's financial system.