Lance D. Reich
University of Florida College of Law
J.D., concentration in Intellectual Property and International Law
Southern Polytechnic State University
M.S., Computer Science
University of Tampa
B.A., Political Science, cum laude
Admitted to practice law in the states of Washington, Florida, and Georgia
Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
American Intellectual Property Law Association, Member-Committee on Electronic and Computer Law, Patent Law Committee
American Bar Association, Member-Section of Intellectual Property Law
Washington State Patent Law Association, Member
Lance has significant experience in client counseling, litigation, and patent preparation and prosecution, primarily in the electrical and computer related arts. He also specializes in patent appeals and litigation arising from the USPTO. Lance has litigated in the federal courts as well as before the International Trade Commission.
Lance uses his broad range of patent prosecution skills to neutralize patent threats via ex parte and inter partes patent reexaminations. He advises clients on trademark, copyright, trade secret, licensing, and transactional intellectual property related issues. Lance prepares and supervises patentability, validity, and infringement opinions. He was appointed as expert witness on patent law on behalf of the Regents of the University System of Georgia.
“Representing the Litigant and Reexamination Requestor: Conflicts of Interest and Privilege Issues,” 2012 AIPLA Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.
“Economical Patent Prosecution,” 2010 AIPLA Spring Meeting Seminar, New York, NY.
“Opinion Practice in View of Knorr Bremse,” 2006 AIPLA Advanced Electronic/Computer Patent Practice Seminar. Boston, Houston, San Jose, June 2006; Korean Patent Attorneys Association, Seoul, Korea, May 22, 2006.
“Provisional Application Practice in View of New Railhead: Compliance with §112, ¶1 during Prosecution, Examination, and Litigation,” Presentation to AIPLA Partnering in Patents IX, with USPTO Art Unit 2800, Arlington, Virginia, October 16, 2002.
Chapter Author, “Building and Litigating a Patent Portfolio,” Patent Enforcement: Best Practices, Aspatore Books, 2007.
Intellectual Property for the Software Manager, Written Module for Undergraduate and Graduate Courses, Southern Polytechnic State University, 2005.
“Protecting Tiny Gizmos,” National Law Journal, Vol. 26, No. 21, pp.S-1,18-19, January 26, 2004.
“One of Skill in the Art of Software Engineering: The Rising Tide,” J. Pat. & Trademark Off. Soc’y, Vol. 84, No. 4, pp. 269-290, April 2002; reprinted in Mitteilungen der deutschen Patentanwalte, Vol. 2, Feb. 2003, pp.49-57.
“Dot.com (Patent Pending): Patents are Now Central to Business Strategy.” Florida Bar Journal, Vol. 75, No. 3, pp. 42-47, March 2001.
“Time’s Up: Inaction Causes Loss of Patent Rights.” South Carolina Lawyer, Vol. 10, No. 4, pp. 33-36, January/February 1999. (cited in STX, Inc. v. Brine, Inc., 37 F. Supp 740, 760 fn. 4, 50 USPQ2d 1236, 1255 fn. 4 (D. Md. 1999)).