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Intellectual Property Lawyer Douglas Panzer Rejoins Caesar Rivise as a Partner

Posted on Sep 4, 2019 in Firm News

Philadelphia, PA, September 4, 2019 – Caesar Rivise, PC is pleased to announce that Douglas Panzer has rejoined the firm as a partner. He will practice out of both the firm’s Philadelphia and Lehigh Valley offices. An associate with the firm from 2006 until 2012, until recently Mr. Panzer served as Of Counsel to the firm of Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba, PC in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley, where he chaired its intellectual property practice.

A registered patent attorney, Mr. Panzer has over 13 years of experience representing mid-sized and start-up companies in a full array of domestic and international intellectual property matters with special emphasis on trademark protection, prosecution, portfolio management and enforcement. His clients include product and service companies, for whom he provides guidance and legal services to grow and protect their full and diverse lines of branded products and services. Over the years, he has established effective relationships with co-counsel throughout the world to support product companies’ brand expansion efforts and to effect brand protection strategies for his clients facing counterfeiting, trademark infringement, and other forms of unfair competition from third parties.

With a background in software/e-commerce development, and having consulted and written code in C++, Java, SQL, and other languages, Mr. Panzer’s full professional career has encompassed more than 20 years in the software industry. He provides his clients with the benefit of his substantial experience in technology related matters.  His practice includes negotiating license and service agreements, preparing and filing patent applications, and managing enterprise risk through the preparation and enforcement of policies, including technology usage and trade secret policies.

Mr. Panzer also maintains a strong litigation practice particularly involving matters under the Hatch-Waxman Act. He is a frequent speaker on such topics as entrepreneurship and strategic innovation initiatives.

A graduate of American University Washington College of Law (Washington, D.C.), Mr. Panzer received his undergraduate B.S. degree in Computer Science and B.A. degree in Economics from Washington & Lee University (Lexington, VA).  He is a member of the Pennsylvania, Lehigh, and Northampton County Bar Associations.


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