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Leslie M. Spencer

Leslie M. Spencer

Ropes & Gray LLP

East Palo Alto, CA, USA


Leslie Spencer, co-chair of the firm's diversity committee, is a partner in the IP litigation practice. She works with clients on intellectual property matters involving software, networking, security, financial technology (“FinTech”) and other emerging technologies. She has over 15 years of experience litigating patent disputes in district courts, including through Markman hearing, trial and appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. She is a registered patent attorney, and appears before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Leslie also counsels clients regarding IP asset protection, IP transactions and freedom-to-operate opinions.

Prior to practicing law, Leslie worked for financial services and e-commerce companies, and supervised the development of a smart card-based secure transaction system.

Leslie M. Spencer is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Protecting Software Innovation post-Alice - Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement 2017, Monday, January 23, 2017
Outline: The PTAB Turns Five (January 13, 2017) - Patent Law Institute (11th Annual), Monday, May 01, 2017
Web Segment  Web Segment Protecting Software Innovation post-Alice - Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement 2017, Tuesday, January 24, 2017
The Patent Trial and Appeal Board Turns Five - 11th Annual Patent Law Institute, Friday, April 28, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Protecting Software Innovation post-Alice - Protecting Software Innovation post-Alice, Tuesday, January 24, 2017
The Patent Trial and Appeal Board Turns Five - The Patent Trial and Appeal Board Turns Five, Friday, April 28, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts Protecting Software Innovation post-Alice - Protecting Software Innovation post-Alice, Tuesday, January 24, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Protecting Software Innovation post-Alice - Protecting Software Innovation post-Alice, Tuesday, January 24, 2017
The Patent Trial and Appeal Board Turns Five - The Patent Trial and Appeal Board Turns Five, Friday, April 28, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement 2017, Friday, January 27, 2017, New York, NY
11th Annual Patent Law Institute, Wednesday, May 03, 2017, San Francisco, CA
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