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Registered Patent Attorney Lance Reich Joins Kolesar & Leatham

Kolesar & Leatham is proud to announce the hiring of Lance Reich, joining Of Counsel to the firm and head of the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group.  Reich, a Registered Patent Attorney, brings over twenty-five years of experience handling Intellectual Property matters including patent, trademark, copyright, and other transactional and litigation matters.  His addition also bolsters the firm’s Sports and Entertainment Law Practice Group, with his background handling substantial matters in international soccer and baseball.

 

Reich graduated from the University of Tampa, cum laude, with degrees in Mathematical Programming and Computer Science.  He then obtained his Juris Doctorate from the University of Florida College of Law.  More recently, Reich obtained a Masters of Science in Computer Science from Southern Polytechnic State University.  In addition to being a Registered Patent Attorney, Reich is licensed to practice in the United States Supreme Court, multiple Federal district appellate courts, and in the States of Florida, Georgia, and Washington.  

 

In Intellectual Property matters, Reich has extensive experience handling complex patent prosecution and litigation, with a particular emphasis on electronics, computer software, consumer products, and agricultural products.  He has represented major U.S. companies in patent and trademark matters before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, U.S. District Courts, and before the U.S. International Trade Commission.  Reich is a specialist in administrative proceedings before the USPTO, including 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.  

 

In Sports and Entertainment matters, Reich has become known as one of the USA’s foremost advocates in international football (soccer) matters.  He successfully represented Crossfire Premier before the FIFA Dispute Resolution Chamber in a matter concerning DeAndre Yedlin’s transfer to Tottenham Hotspur F.C.  The resulting decision that American soccer clubs are entitled to receive training compensation and solidarity mechanism payments will have a major impact on youth soccer in the United States.  In addition to handling substantial sports-related litigation matters, Reich also works with clients on matters involving sports entity formation, regulation, and investment, including due diligence needed for vetting sports assets for purchase.

 

Reich will continue to reside and work primarily in Seattle, Washington.  Though not licensed to practice in the State of Nevada, Lance will collaborate and work with our existing lawyers on any Nevada-specific matters.   

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