Leisa Talbert Peschel
Leisa Talbert Peschel is both an intellectual property trial lawyer and counselor. Leisa has considerable experience litigating intellectual property matters, including over fifty patent infringement cases. Her cases typically involve highly complex technical and legal issues. Leisa leverages her scientific background to gain a better understanding of a client’s technology to better position her client throughout a case. She has been involved in cases dealing with a wide array of technologies, including Power-over-Ethernet (PoE), biotechnology research tools, chemical compositions, audio compression technology, display technologies, plastics, pipe thread compounds, blow-out preventers, security systems, computer software methods, and electronics.
In addition to her litigation experience, Leisa maintains an active transactional practice. Leisa counsels clients on how to obtain, enforce, and license intellectual property. She also gives strategic guidance regarding intellectual property transactions, which includes performing due diligence on intellectual property portfolios. Her transactional practice also includes preparing patent opinions of counsel, including freedom-to-operate, noninfringement, and invalidity opinions. Leisa’s scientific background is particularly helpful to clients seeking an opinion of counsel relating to biotechnology, chemical, or oil field services products.
Leisa is also a frequent author and speaker on intellectual property law topics. She has spoken on matters relating to corporate patent policies, patent infringement defenses (including section 101 and 112 defenses), licensing, patent damages, patent reform, concurrent district court litigation and post-grant review proceedings, standing, e-discovery, the intersection of science and the law, and design patent infringement.
B.S., Biochemistry, University of Texas at Austin
B.S., Chemistry, University of Texas at Austin
Ph.D. Biomedical Sciences, Program in Environmental and Molecular Carcinogenesis
J.D., with honors, University of Texas School of Law
- Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal, Editor-in-Chief
Basic Mediation Training, A.A. White Dispute Resolution Center, University of Houston Law Center
United States District Court for the Northern, Southern, Western, and Eastern Districts of Texas
United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
United States Patent and Trademark Office
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit