About Staggs PLLC

Mr. Staggs was admitted to the State Bar of California in 1993 and United States Patent Bar in 2002. He has a long background in the biotechnology and software industries and has been involved in both patent licensing and patent litigation cases.

A sample of Mr. Staggs' work:

Provisional Applications

  • 61/918,050, “Automated Patient Consent and Reduced Information Leakage Using Patient Consent Directives” (Internet / health care)
  • 61/691,248, “Methods and Apparatuses for Authentication and Authorization” (Internet / computer software)

Published Applications

  • 2014/0324479, "Consent Repository Providing Automated Patient Authorization Decisions Affecting the Release of Health Information" (Internet / health care)
  • 20140324480, “Interface and Repository for Facilitating Patient Consent” (Internet / health care)


  • 8,893,293, "Elevating trust in user identity during RESTful authentication" (Internet / computer software)
  • 8,745,718, “Delivery of authentication information to a RESTful service using token validation scheme” (Internet / computer software)
  • 5,448,138, “Aeronautical Obstruction Light” (Electromechanical)

Reissued Patents

  • RE39,220, “Peptide-mediated gene transfer” (Biotechnology)

Patent Reexaminations

Mr. Staggs' recent technical work includes aspects of the National Health Information Network and RESTful Internet approaches such as Substitutable Medical Applications Reusable Technology, Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources, OAuth, User Managed Access, and Open ID Connect. He has served as a co-chair in the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS), Health Level Seven (HL7), and has spoken at conferences hosted by RSA, IEEE, OASIS, OMG, HL7, and PPR. He has also been a guest lecturer at the University of California and holds a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certificate.

Below is a list of technical standards Mr. Staggs has authored. He has been acknowledged in an additional fourteen standards and has participated in several government initiatives advancing computer security and privacy.

  • ASTM E 1986 – 09 “Standard Guide for Information Access Privileges to Health Information”
  • ASTM E 2595 – 07 “Standard Guide for Privilege Management Infrastructure"
  • HL7 CCOW "User Authentication Protection Package"
  • HL7 CCOW "Context Manager Protection Package"
  • HL7 CCOW "Application Protection Package"
  • OASIS "Cross-Enterprise Security and Privacy Authorization (XSPA) Profile of XACML v2.0 for Healthcare"
  • OASIS "Cross-Enterprise Security and Privacy Authorization (XSPA) Profile of Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) for Healthcare"
  • OASIS "Cross-Enterprise Security and Privacy Authorization (XSPA) Profile of WS-Trust for Healthcare"

Please contact us to arrange for a free consultation.