Lance Wyatt focuses his practice on patent litigation and has experience in an unusually diverse range of disciplines, including life sciences, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, software and computer technologies, and oil and natural gas.
His well-rounded practice also encompasses patent prosecution at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and post-grant practice before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. He has extensive experience practicing in U.S. District Courts around the country, including the Eastern District of Texas, the Western District of Texas, the District of Nevada, and the District of Delaware.
Lance is known for his responsiveness to clients’ needs and for the efficiency with which he helps them accomplish their goals. Having clerked at both the trial and appellate levels, Lance is intimately familiar with the inner workings of the judiciary, and he uses that experience to clients’ advantage. He is particularly adept at handling § 101 motions to dismiss, claim construction hearings, and taking and defending §§ 30(b)(1) and 30(b)(6) depositions. Recently, Lance secured a victory for multiple defendants by winning claim construction on key terms in a case brought by a non-practicing entity.
Outside his practice, Lance is heavily invested in the success of Fish & Richardson's summer associate program. He has been involved with recruitment for the program every year he has been with the firm and has served as both an associate mentor and a workflow coordinator. He is also involved in the recruitment of clerks from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Prior to joining Fish, Lance served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Kara F. Stoll of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the Honorable Gloria M. Navarro of the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada.
In his free time, Lance can be found at every home Texas A&M football game.