Reed Risenmay works with innovative entrepreneurs and enterprises as a patent attorney based in Washington DC. With extensive experience at all levels of technology, Reed assists inventors, startups and corporations in securing their rights to the technologies they develop. He helps his clients get the most out of their innovations by listening to their needs and objectives while providing tailored counsel for each situation. Reed also counsels clients on patent strategy to help clients effectively utilize their resources.

Reed’s dedication to clear and timely communication and the firm’s global platform allows him to manage prosecution of patents with patent offices throughout the world. He helps to smooth the process of international patent prosecution by accounting for the nuanced rules and procedures of the applicable national and regional patent offices while preparing patent applications.

Reed’s legal experience includes work in the Portuguese language, which he speaks fluently.

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  • Preparing and prosecuting patents for multinational corporations and coordinated patent prosecution with foreign counsel.
  • Preparing opinions on patentability, clearance and field overview.
  • Counseling company representatives on patent strategy.


  • Santa Clara University, J.D., 2015
  • University of Washington, B.S., 2012


  • California

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, J. Reuben Clark Law Society


  • English
  • Brazilian Portuguese
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