Lance Pritikin leverages his broad engineering and business leadership background when serving his clients. His intellectual property experience includes patent and trademark prosecution, IP due diligence and technical design consulting. He has prosecuted patent applications across a wide variety of technologies, including mechanical and electromechanical devices, chemical, materials, software, control systems, hydrogen fuel cell and hybrid electric vehicles, packaging, pressure regulators, business methods and cosmetics.
Prior to entering the practice of law, Lance served as a lead spacecraft engineer for one of the largest defense contractors in the world. He has also prosecuted trademark registration applications for clients in the entertainment, jewelry, restaurant, technology services and clothing industries. He also acquired twenty years of computer-aided design (CAD), finite element analysis (FEA) and rapid prototyping experience as an independent design engineer and manufacturing quality control consultant. Having founded and operated his own small R&D and engineering services companies, he is keenly aware of how technical, business and legal issues interrelate. Lance uses his comprehensive experience to help his clients make short-term decisions that best serve their long-term goals.
Lance has conducted educational lectures on intellectual property development and securing domestic and foreign patent rights.
Lance earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. In the process, he also completed elective courses in aircraft construction, spacecraft design, and orbital mechanics. During undergrad, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves and attained his private pilot license. He earned his law degree from Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles, California. While in law school, Lance earned the CALI “Excellence for the Future Award” for achieving the highest grade in Patent Application Drafting. He was admitted to the California bar in 2007 and is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.