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About Tracea

Tracea Rice is an associate in the Washington, D.C., office of Fish & Richardson P.C., where she assists companies in intellectual property matters, specifically complex patent disputes in U.S. district courts and before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC).  She was previously a summer associate with the firm and a 1L diversity fellow.

During law school, Tracea received the 2019 Outstanding Student Award from the National Association of Women Lawyers—an award presented to a law student who contributed to the advancement of women in society and promoted issues and concerns of women in the legal profession.  Tracea also won multiple trial advocacy competitions at the national level and received the 2019 Robert Goldberg Award in Trial Advocacy—an award given to the student who showcased the highest aptitude and ethics in trial advocacy at Wake Forest Law.

Before law school, Tracea worked as a patent agent, drafting and prosecuting patent applications related to a wide range of technologies primarily in the electrical, computer, and mechanical technology fields—including software, e-commerce, aerospace, appliance and tooling technologies, and business method patents.

Publications

Blockchain and Cryptocurrency: What is Blockchain Technology?” co-author, Fish IP Law Essentials Blog (December 21, 2020).

Introduction to Biologics and Biosimilars,” co-author, Fish IP Law Essentials Blog (June 4, 2020).

The Doctrine of Equivalents in BPCIA Litigation,” co-author, Fish Litigation Blog (December 16, 2019).

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Education

J.D. Order of Barristers, Wake Forest University School of Law (2019) Executive Editor, Wake Forest Journal of Business and Intellectual Property, 2018-2019; Captain, National Trial Team, 2017-2019; Moot Court Board, 2017-2019


B.S., Electrical Engineering, North Carolina State University (2011)


B.S., Computer Engineering, North Carolina State University (2011)

Admissions
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 2012
  • Virginia 2020

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