Lane R. Simmons

Of Counsel


Arizona, Idaho, Utah
U.S. Patent & Trademark Office


University of Idaho
JD, College of Law

West Coast University
MS, Computer Science

Brigham Young University
BS, Computer Science

Lane brings over 25 years of broad experiences in intellectual property (IP) with high-tech companies, including patent preparation and prosecution, patent portfolio development and management, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, complex transactions, contracts, software licensing, open source licensing, IP litigation, pre-litigation patent disputes, dispute resolution, offensive and defensive competitive patent analyses, ecommerce transactions, and M&A due diligence.

He has served on numerous corporate policy and standards committees including developing and implementing patent quality standards, developing confidentiality forms, establishing guidelines for contractual limitations of liability and patent indemnity, and promoting privacy awareness.

Lane’s practice is directed to achieving business goals by appropriately protecting intellectual property, minimizing legal risk in IP transactions, counseling on patent assertion and defensive strategies, and working within budget.

Technical Experience

Prior to practicing law, Lane worked as a software engineer in network systems management and automated manufacturing processes, and in networking PC to host-computer communications products and porting networking source code to UNIX host systems.

Computer Hardware, Firmware, and Software
Printing and Imaging Technology
Disk and RAID Storage Technology