AREA OF PRACTICE

Litigation & Arbitration

Biography

Rebecca MacDowell Lecaroz practices in the area of general commercial and intellectual property litigation, including patent infringement, trade secrets misappropriation, contract disputes, real estate litigation and creditors’ rights. Rebecca has represented clients in patent infringement trials in district court, including the Western District of Wisconsin “rocket docket,” and the International Trade Commission, in copyright and licensing litigation in district court, and in an unfair trade practices case in the Business Litigation Session in state court. Her patent practice encompasses a variety of industries, including computer networking technology and automotive display and navigation systems. She also has experience in appellate matters at the Federal Circuit.

Rebecca has prior legal experience as a summer clerk with Judge Robert P. Frank of the Virginia Court of Appeals. During her clerkship, Rebecca assisted in criminal, domestic and worker’s compensation cases.

A Dillard Fellow at the University of Virginia, Rebecca was a quarter finalist in the Lile Moot Court Competition and a participant of the Child Advocacy Clinic. Before attending law school, she worked as a legal assistant in the offices of Brookman, Rosenberg, Brown and Sandler in Philadelphia.

Representation

Represented a large technology and manufacturing company in a patent infringement lawsuit before the U.S. International Trade Commission involving six patents and four respondents, resulting in favorable settlements.

Defended manufacturer of routers and switches at trial in Western District of Wisconsin’s “rocket docket” and successfully limited potential damages by achieving favorable result on marking issue at summary judgment.

Represented router and switch manufacturer in asserting six patents in infringement litigation in District of Massachusetts.

Represented performing rights organization in litigation in Southern District of New York to determine reasonable royalty for copyright use on new media.

Education

University of Virginia School of Law – J.D., 2006
University of Pennsylvania – B.A., cum laude, 2002

Bar Admissions

Massachusetts
U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Professional Affiliations