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PeopleSid Leach

  • University of Virginia (J.D., 1978)
    • Business Manager, Law Weekly
  • University of Alabama Graduate School of Business MBA Program
  • University of Alabama (B.S.E.E., 1975)
    • Tau Beta Pi
    • Omicron Delta Kappa
    • Pi Mu Epsilon
    • Eta Kappa Nu

  • Federal Bar Association, Phoenix Chapter, Board of Directors
  • Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow
  • Arizona Astronomy Board, Chairman of the Board
  • National Sharing the Sky Foundation, Chairman of the Board
  • University of Alabama President’s Cabinet
  • University of Arizona President’s Club
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association, Treasurer, Board of Directors
  • Capstone Engineering Society, Board of Directors

  • "Anything but Uniform: A State-by-State Comparison of the Key Differences of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act," Author (October 23, 2015)
  • "Discussion of Trade Secret Law in Each State (Part 1)," Author (October 23, 2015)
  • "Anything but Uniform: A State-by-State Comparison of the Key Differences of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act," Power Point Presentation (October 23, 2015)
  • "Figuring the Fine for False Patent Marking: How Should a Court Determine the Amount?," Co-Author, ABA Landslide magazine (May/June 2011)
  • "What Every Lawyer Needs to Know About Computer Forensic Evidence," Presenter/Co-Author, 11th Annual Intellectual Property Law Symposium, University of Texas Law School (February 19, 2010)
  • "Malicious Prosecution Claims Can Provide an Effective Remedy against Patent Litigation Extortion Schemes," Author, IP Litigator (March/April 2008)
  • "Malicious Prosecution Claims Can Provide an Effective Remedy against Patent Litigation Extortion Schemes," Author, Licensing Journal (November/December 2007)
  • "Ammunition for Defendants," Author, American Lawyer (September 2007)
  • "Troll Control," Author, Los Angeles Daily Journal (August 10, 2007)
  • "Patent Trolls Beware: Ethics and Consequences in Filing Patent Suits Without a Sufficient Pre-Filing Investigation," Presenter/Author, American Intellectual Property Law Association 2007 Spring Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts
  • "Rule 11 Requirements for Patent Litigation Pre-Filing Investigations," Presenter/Author, State Bar of Arizona Annual Convention 2007, Phoenix, Arizona
  • "Pre-Filing Investigations," Presenter/Author, 21st Annual Intellectual Property Law, Texas Bar, Austin, Texas
  • "Ethical Requirements of Pre-Filing Investigations in Patent Suits," Presenter/Keynote Speaker, Sixth Annual Hot Topics in Patent Law Symposium, George Mason School of Law, Arlington, Virginia
  • "Common Ethical Issues in Enforcing, Licensing and Managing Your IP," Presenter, American Intellectual Property Law Association Mid-Winter Meeting, Phoenix, Arizona
  • "Consequences When a Patent Troll Files a Patent Suit Without a Sufficient Pre-Filing Investigation," Presenter/Author, American Intellectual Property Law Association Advanced Patent Litigation Seminar, Portland, Oregon
  • "Ethical Rules Governing Pre-Filing Investigations in Patent Cases and the Consequences of Failing to Perform an Adequate Investigation," Presenter/Author, Ninth Annual IP Law Symposium, University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas
  • "Patent Law Handbook," Co-Author, published by Clark Boardman, Ltd. for three years
  • "Protecting and Enforcing Copyrights in Design and Construction," Presenter/Author, State Bar of Arizona Construction Law Section Meeting, Phoenix, Arizona
  • "Current International Legal Aspects of Licensing and Intellectual Property," Co-Editor, ABA National Institute
  • "Patent Litigation," Seminar Teacher, Lorman Education Services CLE Seminar, Phoenix, Arizona
  • "The Consequences of Falling to Perform an Adequate Pre-filing Investigation Before Filing a Patent Infringement Action," Author/Seminar Teacher, Dunes CLE Seminar, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • "Recent Developments," Column Author (Intellectual Property Law Section) for the Texas Bar Journal
  • "Patent Litigation - Trends and Developments," Presenter/Author, Maricopa County Bar Association CLE Program, Phoenix, Arizona
  • "Trademark Litigation," Seminar Teacher, Lorman Education Services CLE Seminar, Phoenix, Arizona
  • "Defending Trade Secret Misappropriation Claims - The Identification of Trade Secrets," Author, Arizona Association of Defense Counsel
  • "How to Sue in Small Claims Court, Author," Public Service Pamphlet, State Bar of Texas
  • "Landlord Tenant Law," Author, Public Service Pamphlet, State Bar of Texas

  • University of Arizona, Doctor of Science honorary degree (2017)
  • 2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Technology, American Lawyer Media and Martindale-HubbellTM (June 2013)
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Copyright Law, Trademark Law (2013-2020), Intellectual Property Litigation (2007-2020), Patent Law (2011-2020), Patent Litigation (2012-2020), Trade Secrets Law (2017-2020)
    • Phoenix Lawyer of the Year, Patent Litigation (2020)
    • Phoenix Lawyer of the Year, Trademark Law (2017)
    • Phoenix Lawyer of the Year, Patent Law (2012)
  • IP Stars, Managing Intellectual Property Magazine (2015-2018)
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Business Edition, Intellectual Property Law (2012)
  • Arizona's Finest Lawyers
  • Southwest Super Lawyers®, Intellectual Property Litigation (2007, 2009, 2012-2019)
  • Super Lawyers®, Intellectual Property Litigation - Corporate Counsel Edition (2008-2010)
  • Top Ten Jury Verdict in Arizona (2009)

  • Baker & Botts, Partner
  • Honigman, Miller, Schwartz and Cohn, Partner
  • Arnold, White & Durkee, Partner

  • Arizona
  • Texas
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office

  • Supreme Court of Arizona
  • Supreme Court of Texas
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States District Court, District of Arizona
  • United States District Court, Northern District of California
  • United States District Court, District of Colorado
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court, Western District of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • United States Court of Federal Claims