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  • Education
    • J.D., Franklin Pierce Law Center, 1998, RISK, The Journal of Health, Safety and Environment, Editor-in-Chief
    • B.S., University of Nebraska, 1992
  • Bar Jurisdictions
    • Missouri, 1998
    • Admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office
Tracey Truitt focuses on long-term strategies to maximize and protect the value of clients’ intellectual property assets. He first understands their business and goals so that he can analyze their intellectual property and develop strategies beneficial to the business’ bottom line. Tracey maintains long-standing relationships with clients, serving many for more than a decade. In his patent prosecution practice, Tracey’s understanding of the invention, the technology surrounding the invention, and his overriding knowledge of the clients’ goals and business allows him to advise each client how best to pursue protection. He enjoys visiting the U.S. Patent Office as often as possible to present his arguments in person to the Examiner in charge of the application.
  • Developed and implemented a patent strategy for a blockbuster vaccine.
  • Drafted and prosecuted a breakthrough in new method for genetic analysis.
  • Successfully defended use of client's trademarks and settled on terms favorable to client.
  • Analyzed claims of infringement, identified differences between claims of patents and client's products, and avoided any lawsuit being filed.