Lance Reich is an intellectual property attorney with over twenty years of experience. Lance specializes in complex patent prosecution and litigation, with a particular emphasis in electronics, computer software, consumer products, and agricultural products. In particular, Lance has represented major U.S. companies in patent matters before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, U.S. District Courts and before the U.S. International Trade Commission. He is a specialist in proceedings before the USPTO such as inter partes reviews, ex parte reexaminations, and Post Grant Proceedings. He is often called on as an expert on patent administrative law in patent litigation matters.
Lance also has expertise in administrative challenges against federal agency actions, including those at the USPTO, including litigation against the government in the federal district courts, all the way to the US Supreme Court.
He also practices in plant-related intellectual property, including prosecution of US and international plant patents, litigation and transactions. Lance has worked with both genetically modified plants and asexually propagated varieties. He has been qualified in district court as an expert witness on plant patent law representing the Board of Regents Of the University System of Georgia
Lance has an AV Martindale Rating and has been quoted on intellectual property issues in Bloomberg, InsideCounsel, Corporate Counsel, and the ABA Journal.
- University of Florida, J.D.
- Southern Polytechnic State University, M.S. in Computer Science
- University of Tampa, B.A. cum laude
- Washington State Bar
- Georgia State Bar
- Florida State Bar
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
- US Supreme Court
- US Court of Federal Claims
- American Intellectual Property Law Association
- Committee on Electronic and Computer Law
- Patent Law Committee
- Washington State Patent Law Association