Lance was my attorney in the MDY Industries vs Blizzard Entertainment case. This was a very complex case of first impressions revolving around copyright law vs contract language and how software EULAs can be used as a vehicle to create copyright infringement, DMCA violations, and tortious interference.

Lance represented my company (and me personally) in Federal District of Arizona Court and then up on appeal to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. He was instrumental in briefing and oral argument before the 3-judge panel, where our case was combined with two other similar ones: Vernor v Autodesk and UMG Records v Augusto.

Without Lance’s expert help and relentless work, I would have most certainly been stuck personally liable and left a horrible precedent in AZ. Instead, the appeals court severed me personally and reversed the flawed copyright decision rendered by the district court.

Rating: 5/5 Stars.

– Michael Donnelly – CEO of MDY Industries, LLC, Scottsdale, Arizona

We have had the pleasure of having Lance handle our Intellectual Property legal work for the last several years. He is a fantastic intellectual property attorney and I highly recommend him.  Lance has done a fantastic job reviewing patentability, making recommendations on probability of patentability and preparing patent applications that have ultimately been granted as patents. Lance really dives in and gets to know the technology and the inventions. Due to this due diligence, he is able to create very well crafted claims within our applications. We put a lot of trust in Lance and consider him one of the team. For intellectual property legal work he’s one of the best out there.

Rating: 5/5 stars.

– Mr. Jon Ash – Sr. Director of Product Design & Engineering – Ironridge, Inc., Hayward, California

I’ve used many firms, some of the biggest in the world and Lance gives you the personal touch and trust that you will not find anywhere else. I’ve personally known Lance for over 10 years, and even after changing firms, I came back because I knew I could trust his advice and his fair approach to business. IF you want to waste a lot of money, hire a big firm and pay the tuition that I’ve paid to find and remain with the best IP attorney’s I’ve ever met.

Rating: 5/5 Stars

– Mr. Joseph Loomis – CEO, Cybersponse, Inc., Washington, DC

Honest, Intelligent, Straightforward Advice

Lance has done a few projects for me. Both had to do with patent research and filing or other IP/ trademark stuff. Another time, he advised me when a competitor was being sued, and the litigant had requested to interview me.

I usually assume that service provider is going to give me their best advice — but, their best advice that also maps to a service they offer. It’s pretty normal. It’s like if you go to a mechanic, it’s very unlikely that they’re going to tell you that there is absolutely *nothing* wrong with your car.

But, Lance’s advice, I think is his best advice regardless of whether it involves a service he offers.

I also think his advice is intelligent and straightforward. His process is pretty transparent; I don’t feel like there are things hidden.

His services are not inexpensive. But, they’re not out of line.

Rating: 5/5 stars.

– Mr. Michael Roberts – CEO, SpyFu, Inc. Scottsdale, Arizona

I have used Lance for several years and my Company has done so for 22 years, primarily trademark work. He is consistently efficient and practical in his advice and is easy to work with.

Rating: 5/5 stars.

– Mr. John Hedblum – Chief Legal Counsel, Arizona Federal Credit Union, Phoenix, Arizona

Attorney Lance Venable has worked with us for over 15 years. During this period, Lance has repeatedly demonstrated his expertise in trademark infringement, saving our company considerable time and money. In doing so, Lance has help protect our intellectual property and maintain our longstanding reputation as a manufacturer of quality products. Lance thoroughly reviews each incident and provides sound, candid legal counsel on the best way to handle our cases. Given his knowledge, experience, and effectiveness in getting the job done, we highly recommend Lance.

Rating: 5/5 stars.

– Ms. Linda Gudelj – Manager, Tripp Lite Manufacturing, LLC, Chicago, Illinois

Attorney Lance Venable was hired to file several trademarks for our new business. He came highly recommended by another client. I had filed one trademark application with the USPTO and knew I needed help with the others! Lance refiled my initial application and filed the others in an efficient and expedient manner. Lance was always available for questions either via email or phone. His courteous and friendly manner made each conversation enjoyable and knowledgeable as he explained in layman’s terms the trademark process and how the steps worked. I highly recommend Lance Venable for trademark filing. He took away the pain of the whole process!

Rating: 5/5 stars.

– Ms. Barbara Woods – Manager of My Ameilia James, LLC, Phoenix, AZ

Lance Venable has represented and handled our intellectual property, trademarks, registrations, and proprietary asset area on behalf of myself and company since inception. Given that my earlier and successful ventures were back East, I was steadfast and determined to find an intellectual property lawyer and formal representation in Arizona with the same energy, experience, patience, and dedicated follow-through. I know Lance for 5+ years and highly recommend him and his firm accordingly.

Rating: 5/5 stars.

– Mr. Randy Miller – CEO of WHEN Enterprises, Inc., Scottsdale, AZ

Excellent Service!

I’ve been working with Lance for over 20 years. He’s one of the hardest workers I’ve ever seen! He helped me out with getting all of my patents and trademarks. He is very knowledgeable and professional in all that he does. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing help in this field.

Rating: 5/5 stars.

– Mr. Damon Mays – CEO, NX Level, Inc., Phoenix, AZ

Responsive and Attentive

I was referred to Lance from another lawyer when we had an issue with our trademark being infringed. Lance immediately responded and was available throughout the process. we were successful in our mutual goal to resolve the issue without a court proceeding. We highly recommend Mr. Venable.

Rating: 5/5 stars.

– Mr. Paul Cyr – Principal, The Arizona Group, Gilbert, Arizona

We have used Lance over the last 7 plus years for our personal intellectual property issues and we have referred our clients to his office. He is man of integrity and great knowledge of his field. He is always punctual with his responses and is gifted with explaining complex issues in layman terms. I would highly recommend his services to anyone in need of assistance in his area of expertise.

Rating: 5/5 stars.

– Mr. Kevin Van Norman – Partner, Van Norman & Van Norman, P.C., Scottsdale, Arizona

Lance has been handling out corporate registrations and trademark work for many years. He is smart, knows the law and is an effective communicator who takes the time to ensure that we understand what is happening and why. Lance is well organized, completes our work as fast as possible and his rates are fair.

Rating 5/5 stars.

– Mr. Mark Mertel – CEO of Partners MGU, Inc., Scottsdale, Arizona

Lance represented me for a US and Australian medical device patent. He has also done many patent searches for other inventions and recommended I proceed or to withhold moving forward based on his valued legal opinion. Lance is always professional and personable and also a very fair individual as he has always worked closely with me on controlling costs.  He is a “patently” great patent attorney, and I would highly recommend him as an intellectual Property legal advisor.

Rating: 5/5 stars.

– Mr. Russell Churchill – President of Electronic Applications, Inc., Scottsdale, Arizona

I needed a trademark attorney for my company, and in was referred to Lance.  He was referred to me by another legal professional and I am thoroughly pleased with the outcome. Mr. Venable promptly communicated with me when there was an issue; and he explained not only the process but also enlightened me on a few other details in the business of Intellectual Property. I simply handed over the effort and Mr. Venable provided the resolution. No worry, no delays, no problems.

Rating 5/5 stars.

Ms. Tanya O’Quinn- President of 2nd Childhood Productions, LLC, Compton, California

Lance is the best attorney I have ever met. He is honest and hardworking. I hired him in 2009 and he cleaned all mess left by other attorneys. I strongly recommend Lance Venable.

Rating: 5/5 stars.

– Mr. Alex Sashin, Scottsdale, Arizona

I am a happy client.  Lance gave great advice through my trademark process to ultimately get the results I desired. Would definitely recommend

Rating: 5/5 stars.

– Ms. Mechelle Freeman – President of TrackGirlz, LLC, Scottsdale, Arizona

I worked with Lance in 2009 when I was managing our Marketing and Outreach to file a trademark application for our rebranding. This was the first time for us as an organization and Lance carefully took us through the process. He also followed up afterwards on renewals and has kept us compliant since.

Rating 4/5 Stars.

– Mr. Jesse Garcia – Chief Strategy Officer for Adelante Healthcare, Phoenix, Arizona

Competent and Thorough

Lance is helpful, highly knowledgeable in IP and a solid communicator. Definitely recommend.

Rating: 5/5 stars.

– Ms. Sara Simmons, Scottsdale, Arizona

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