Meet the Team

Deep experience in partnering with clients to
successfully build, prosecute and monetize patent portfolios.

Bruce E. Garlick
Bruce E. Garlick
Founder

Bruce Garlick is the founder of Garlick & Markison and has been a licensed patent attorney since 1992. He holds multiple degrees in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University and a J.D. from The University of Texas, Austin. While Bruce specializes…

Timothy W. Markison
Timothy W. Markison
Founder

Tim Markison is the founder of Garlick & Markison and has been a licensed patent attorney since 1993, and a licensed patent agent since 1989. He obtained a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology in 1984,…

Shayne X. Short, Ph.D.
Shayne X. Short, Ph.D.
Partner

Shayne Short is a partner of Garlick & Markison, was a registered patent agent in 1999 and has been a licensed patent attorney since 2001. He received B.S. (Cum Laude), M.S., and Ph.D. degrees, all in Electrical Engineering, from Texas…

Bruce Stuckman, Ph.D.
Bruce Stuckman, Ph.D.
Of Counsel

Bruce Stuckman has been Of Counsel to Garlick & Markison since 2005, and has been a licensed patent attorney since 1992. He holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering (Magna Cum Laude), an M.S. in Electrical & Computer Engineering, a Ph.D….

Kelly Hale
Kelly Hale
Attorney

Kelly has been a licensed patent agent/attorney since 1992.  He holds a B.S. in Chemistry & Engineering from Idaho State University, and a J.D. from the Sturm College of Law, University of Denver. Kelly focuses on preparing and prosecuting patents…

Patricia Markison
Patricia Markison
Attorney

Patty has been a licensed patent agent/attorney since 2014.  Patty graduated from Arizona State University (Cum Laude) with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and a J.D. (Suma Cum Laude, Valedictorian) in 2016 from Arizona Summit Law School. Patty is the…

Edward J. Marshall
Edward J. Marshall
Attorney

Ed Marshall has been a licensed patent agent/attorney since 2000. He graduated from the University of Texas, Austin with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering in 1994 and a J.D. in 2003. Although Ed’s primary focus is on preparing and prosecuting…

H. Shannon Tyson
H. Shannon Tyson
Attorney

Shannon Tyson has been a licensed patent attorney since 1995. He holds a. B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University, College Station, and a J.D. from The University of Texas, Austin. Shannon’s practice currently focuses on the procurement of…

Gary W. Grube
Gary W. Grube
Patent Agent

Gary has been a licensed patent agent since 2017. Gary received an MBA from Northwestern University, an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology, and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois. Prior to…

Randy W. Lacasse
Randy W. Lacasse
Patent Agent

Randy has been a licensed patent agent since 1990. He received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maine. Randy has over 28 years’ experience in Intellectual Property, beginning as an examiner with the U.S. Patent and Trademark…

Katherine C. Stuckman
Katherine C. Stuckman
Patent Agent

Kate joined Garlick & Markison in 2015 as a Patent Agent. She received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, magna cum laude, from Texas A&M University in 2013 and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 2015 where she…

Tim D. Taylor
Tim D. Taylor
Patent Agent

Tim has been a licensed patent agent since 2017. He received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Arizona State University in 2015 and will graduate with a J.D. from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University…

Melanie Murdock
Melanie Murdock
Sr. Paralegal / Administrator

Melanie obtained an Associate of Accounting degree from Lincoln School of Commerce in 1984. Melanie obtained her paralegal certificate from VTI Institute for Paralegal Studies in 1989, and her Certified Legal Assistant certification from the National Association of Legal Assistants…

Kathryn (Katie) McCrossen
Kathryn (Katie) McCrossen
Paralegal

Katie joined Garlick & Markison in 2010 as a Paralegal, and currently provides support for four patent attorneys/agents. From 2008-2010, Katie was a contractor with Garlick & Markison with the responsibility of reviewing issued patents. Katie graduated from Louisiana State…

Debbie Watson
Debbie Watson
Paralegal

Debbie joined Garlick & Markison in 2011 as a Paralegal, and currently provides support for three patent attorneys.  Prior to that, Debbie worked as a legal secretary, legal assistant and paralegal with various law firms since 2000.

Beth Pierotti
Beth Pierotti
Paralegal

Beth joined Garlick & Markison in 2013 as a Paralegal, and is responsible for US docketing, assists with foreign docketing and database management, as well as providing paralegal support to the patent attorneys/agents. Beth received her B.A. in Sociology (Cum…

Kimberly Brown
Kimberly Brown
Paralegal

Kimberly joined Garlick & Markison in 2016 as a Paralegal, and currently provides support for three attorneys/agents. Kimberly worked as a legal secretary, legal assistant and paralegal for various boutique and multinational law firms prior to joining Garlick & Markison. …

Karen Taylor
Karen Taylor
Administrative Assistant

Karen joined Garlick & Markison in 2012 as an administrative assistant.  She is responsible for small client billing, preparation and initial review of docket reports, and provides general administrative assistant to the Administrator and paralegals. Karen received a B.S. in…

Rachal Hittson-Smith
Rachal Hittson-Smith
Assistant

Rachal started working with Garlick & Markison when she was a sophomore in high school.  Rachal is currently attending Texas A&M University in College Station, TX and expects to graduate in 2018 with a B.S. in Nutrition and Food Sciences.

Amy Markison
Amy Markison
Assistant

Amy started working with Garlick & Markison in 2014.  Amy obtained Associate Degrees in Culinary Arts from Maui Community College in 2009 and Le Cordon Bleu in Scottsdale, AZ in 2013. Amy is the oldest daughter of founder, Tim Markison.

Alyson (Aly) Garlick
Alyson (Aly) Garlick
Assistant

Aly started working with Garlick & Markison in 2016.  Aly graduated from high school in 2016 and is currently attending Austin Community College. Aly is the daughter of founder, Bruce Garlick.

Logan Spearin
Logan Spearin
Assistant

Logan started working with Garlick & Markison in 2017.  Logan will graduate from Mesa Community College in 2017, and then transfer to Arizona State University with a major in Electrical Engineering.