Kris Reed focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation and counseling. Mr. Reed works with clients in such diverse fields as electronics, semiconductor manufacturing and development, software, telecommunications, transportation, entertainment, retail and consumer goods, and financial transactions. Mr. Reed has extensive experience in all aspects of federal district court litigation and International Trade Commission (ITC) investigations and trials.

As a registered patent attorney, Mr. Reed also specializes in post-grant proceedings before the United States Patent Office, having served as lead counsel in numerous inter partes review (IPR) proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).

Mr. Reed also represents foreign parents, often on a pro bono basis, in international child abduction cases under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. Mr. Reed has served as lead counsel in multiple trials resulting in the successful return of illegally retained children to their home countries.

Mr. Reed was recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® for Patent Litigation in 2017 and 2018. He has been selected six times as a Rising Star by Colorado Super Lawyers (2010 through 2015). Mr. Reed also was named a top patent practitioner in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 by IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners. He is a former Chair of the Denver Bar Association Community Action Network Committee, which works with many of the city’s nonprofit organizations to serve the needs of the greater Denver community.

Before joining the firm, Mr. Reed completed a federal clerkship with the Honorable Robert C. Jones of the United States District Court for the District of Nevada.

Prior to joining the legal profession, Mr. Reed worked as a software engineer for one of the nation’s largest technology companies, developing cutting-edge design automation tools for VLSI microprocessor design. Mr. Reed also worked as a researcher for the National Institute of Science and Technology in Boulder, Colorado, conducting research into next-generation wireless standards and measurement techniques.

Professional & Community Activities

Colorado Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section

Denver Bar Association

The Colorado Intellectual Property American Inn of Court

Education

  • Stanford Law School, J.D. (2004)
    Stanford Technology Law Review, Editor-in-Chief
  • University of Colorado, B.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering (2000)
    with high distinction, graduated first in the College of Engineering and Applied Science

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • Colorado

Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

Who We Are

Room 904, Building E, Chamtime Plaza, No. 6,, Lane 2889, Jinke Road, Pudong New District
Shanghai, 201203
China
t +86 21 31756178
f +86 21 31756190
Suite 600, 1400 Wewatta Street
Denver, CO, 80202
USA
t +1 303.405.8536
f +1 303.648.6683

Kristopher L. Reed

Experience Highlights

Realsource Inc. v. Best Buy, et al.
Obtained summary judgment of non-infringement on behalf of defendants Starbucks, Seattle’s Best Coffee, Circuit City, Williams-Sonoma, and Pottery more
In re the Application of Anthony Leigh Stead v. Davina Menduno
Successfully represented a New Zealand father pro bono in proceedings under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child more
Pulse Engineering Inc. v. Mascon Inc.
Obtained favorable settlement for the plaintiff in a patent infringement litigation, resulting in defendant leaving the specific industry. more
Builder MT LLC v. Zybertech Construction Software Services, et al.
Obtained dismissal of all claims in software-related contract and copyright dispute.

Builder MT LLC v. Zybertech Construction Software more