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Background

Tracea Rice is an Associate in Fish & Richardson’s Washington, D.C. office, where she assists companies in intellectual property matters, specifically complex patent disputes in federal district courts and before the 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.

Education

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


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


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

Admissions

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

Other Distinctions

Publications

The Doctrine of Equivalents in BPCIA Litigation,” written with Tasha Francis, Jenny Shmuel, and Kayleigh McGlynn, Fish Litigation Blog (December 16, 2019).

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