Charles Reese focuses his practice on patent, trade secret, and other intellectual property litigation. Charles litigates cases in a variety of venues, including U.S. district courts, the International Trade Commission, and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. He has experience in all stages of litigation, from due diligence through trial, post-trial, and appeal.

His cases span a wide range of technologies, including electronic communications, machine learning, computer hardware and software, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, mechanical devices, and more. Charles was previously a summer associate of the firm.

Charles is committed to pro bono causes. During law school, he worked in the Harvard Housing Law Clinic, representing indigent clients facing eviction in cases before the Boston Housing Court and the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. He has also worked on pro bono criminal matters, including capital murder cases. He currently works with the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation to assist victims of domestic violence.

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 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, Charles was awarded a scholarship from the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation for his research toward novel organic chemistry methods.


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.