Earl “Trey” Reed advises clients throughout the patent prosecution process, utilizing his background as a mechanical engineer to inform his prosecution strategy. Trey partners with clients well before drafting a patent application, developing a comprehensive knowledge of his clients’ markets to prepare freedom-to-operate and noninfringement opinions. He then collaborates with engineers, product developers, and in-house counsel to gain a working understanding of their innovations, and he works with them throughout the patent drafting and prosecution process. Trey works on a range of technologies, including packaging technology, construction manufacturing and assembly methods, outdoor and recreation gear, bicycle components, structural components, and tooling and hardware.
Trey joined the firm after graduating from the University of Colorado Law School, where he also served as a student note editor for the Colorado Technology Law Journal. During law school, Trey also worked as a student attorney with the school’s Technology Law and Policy Clinic, where he wrote a whitepaper on drone policy for municipalities. Trey’s previous legal experience also includes work with the school’s Technology Transfer Office as well as an intellectual property law intern with Gates Corp. Trey received his undergraduate degree with honors in mechanical engineering from the University of Alabama.