Lee Tiedrich brings together an undergraduate education in electrical engineering and over twenty-five years of legal experience to counsel clients on a broad range of intellectual property and technology transactions matters. She co-chairs Covington's global, multidisciplinary Artificial Intelligence ("AI") initiative. Ms. Tiedrich has been recognized in Legal 500 as a Leading Lawyer for patent licensing and transactions and has been recommended in Legal 500 for her “ability to identify critical issues” and her “extremely strong work ethic.” She is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and serves on the Board of Visitors of Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering.
Clients turn to Ms. Tiedrich for advice in a broad range of complex intellectual property and technology transaction matters and policy matters, which often involve cutting-edge technologies (such as AI, Internet of Things, and augmented reality) and require innovative legal and business solutions. She has guided clients through intellectual property and technology matters arising in numerous mergers and acquisitions, investment transactions, joint ventures, and securities offerings. She has extensive experience negotiating complex intellectual property acquisition, licensing, and development agreements, including software and online services agreements, patent licenses, content and media agreements, cloud services and data agreements, branding and trademark license agreements, intellectual property settlement agreements, hardware development agreements, and agreements to obtain rights to intellectual property developed by universities or with government resources. She also counsels clients on strategies for maintaining, protecting, and expanding their intellectual property assets and for navigating privacy and data security matters in the commercial context and in connection with AI governance matters.