• Juris Doctor, The John Marshall Law School
  • Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, Cornell University
  • Bachelor of Science in Physics, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, with high distinction


  • Illinois State Bar
  • Registered patent attorney with the USPTO

Thought Leadership

  • Griffin et al. “Touch-Sensitive Display and Method of Control.” US Pat. No. 8347221, issued January 1, 2013

Shig Furukawa is a member of Patent Group in the firm's Spokane, WA office. He practices patent application drafting and prosecution. Mr. Furukawa worked as an RF engineer with Motorola and SpectraLink for 13 years before switching to the field of intellectual property. He has worked as an in-house patent agent/attorney with Motorola, Blackberry, and Itron before joining Lee and Hayes.