Avant Law Group and Erickson Kernell are now Avek IP

David L. Rein Jr.
Attorney

David L. Rein Jr.

Attorney

EDUCATION

  • University of Iowa College of Law, J.D., 1992
  • University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Business, B.S.B., 1989

ADMISSIONS

  • Colorado
  • Kansas
  • Missouri
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court for Kansas

Dave provides creative solutions for mid-size and startup companies to acquire, maintain, monetize and protect their copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets and patents with a focus on manufacturing technology, emerging technologies, architecture, visual arts, food processing, and the energy industry.

His practice includes trademark prosecution and maintenance of trademark registrations as well as filing and responding to cancellation and opposition proceedings before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Dave’s practice also includes filing and prosecuting copyright registration applications before the United States Copyright Office, handling disputes through the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Proceedings and DMCA take-down notices.

He has extensive experience in litigating intellectual property issues throughout the country in federal court and in arbitration. Dave’s litigation background provides a critical perspective in drafting and negotiating licenses, joint venture agreements, manufacturing agreements, assignments and other contracts involving intellectual property rights as he has an appreciation of the problems that arise with contract disputes.

Dave also teaches intellectual property as an Adjunct Law Professor at the University of Missouri in Kansas City and began his career as a law clerk to the Honorable Dean Whipple in the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri.

AFFILIATIONS

  • American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section
    • Books Editorial Board
    • Landslide Magazine Editorial Board
    • Membership Board
  • Colorado Bar Association, Intellectual Property
  • Colorado Intellectual Property Inns of Court, board member
  • International Right of Way Association, instructor

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • Jefferson County Cultural Commission, board member
  • City of Lakewood Advisory Commission, board member
  • 40 West Arts District, board member
  • Colorado Attorney for the Arts, volunteer attorney
  • Mi Casa Resource Center, business legal volunteer attorney

PUBLICATIONS

  • Chapter author in Copyright Litigation Strategies (ABA Publishing 2017)
  • Contributor and Reviewer, Annual Review of Intellectual Property Law Developments (ABA Publishing) (various)
  • Co-chapter author in Litigation Settlements, 2nd & 3rd eds., Missouri Bar Publications

PRESENTATIONS

  • He is an adjunct law professor at the University of Missouri, Kansas City School of and has taught courses on intellectual property remedies and injunctions.
  • Dave has made numerous presentations on licensing, copyright, and trademark topics to a variety of national, regional, and local bar associations and professional organizations including the American Bar Association, Practicing Law Institute, and the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Copyright Society.