Charles Reese is a dedicated litigator, driven by longstanding interest in complex intellectual disputes and a passion for developing and executing courtroom strategy.

With a master’s degree in organic chemistry and ever eager to learn new technologies, Charles handles cases across a wide range of subject matter, with recent cases including ultra-high resolution X-ray microscopes, 5G cellular networks, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, electric vehicles, and more.

Charles has experience in all stages of litigation in U.S. District Courts, having represented clients in venues across the country. He has also played a key role in numerous matters at the International Trade Commission, where he is particularly adept at either establishing or disputing the fulfillment of the ITC’s domestic industry requirement. For example, Charles crafted the domestic industry strategy on behalf of Guangzhou Rebenet, a China-based manufacturing company that was facing an importation ban on its commercial catering equipment. The ITC ultimately voted in favor of Rebenet, holding that the opposing parties had failed to show substantial injury to a domestic industry.

Charles graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review. Before law school, he attended the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences as a National Science Foundation fellow, earning a master’s degree in organic and organometallic chemistry, with an emphasis on drug development technologies, catalytic production of certain industrial hydrocarbons and polymers, and generation of new PET tracers. Charles graduated first in his class from Furman University, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry. While at Furman, the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation awarded Charles a scholarship for his research toward novel organic chemistry methods.

In addition to his litigation practice, Charles dedicates significant time to pro bono causes. He currently assists tenants facing eviction and unjustified fees, is working to obtain relief for a minor child unlawfully separated from his family at the border, and more.

When he isn’t practicing law, Charles loves to cook for his friends and family, travel internationally, and cheer on Atlanta United FC. 


In re Certain Digital Cameras, Software, and Components Thereof (ITC) – Represented Complainant Carl Zeiss AG in patent infringement action against Nikon Corporation. Obtained judgment favorable to client following trial.

In re Certain Digital Cable and Satellite Products, Set-top Boxes, Gateways, and Components Thereof (ITC) – Defended ARRIS International plc against patent infringement claims from Sony Corporation. Obtained favorable settlement following summary determination of insufficient standing.

Script Security Solutions, LLC v. Amazon.com, Inc. (E.D. Tex.) – Represented Defendant Protection One against allegations of patent infringement, obtaining settlement shortly before trial.

Certain Foodservice Equipment and Components Thereof (ITC) – Represented respondent Guangzhou Rebenet in a case involving trade secret misappropriation, as well as tortious interference with contractual relationships. Complainants sought a limited exclusion order at the ITC to bar importation of the client’s products into the United States. Obtained a final judgment that complainants failed to prove substantial injury to domestic industry.

Confidential Client (D. Del.) – Defended a software company in a five-patent competitor suit regarding website analytics products. After establishing that two asserted patents claimed ineligible subject matter and invalidating all remaining asserted patent claims before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, obtained a dismissal of all claims with prejudice. 

Berall v. Verathon, Inc., (W.D. Wash.) - Took over defense of longstanding medical device patent litigation for Verathon concerning laryngoscope technologies. Obtained a settlement and case dismissal following the filing of numerous dispositive motions for Verathon.