Tripp Lake


Tripp Lake is a partner in the Denver and San Francisco offices of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Intellectual Property & Technology and Crisis Management Practices. Mr. Lake is an experienced trial and appellate attorney focusing his practice in the areas of intellectual property and commercial litigation and urgent matters relating to protection of clients' intellectual property, including matters relating to breaches of licensing agreements or potentially damaging infringement and theft of IP and trade secrets. Mr. Lake has tried more than 65 jury trials, including more than 60 as lead counsel, and has also represented clients in dozens of appeals in both federal and state courts. Through this extensive trial and appellate experience, he honed his skills in communicating complex scientific and legal principles into digestible arguments for juries.

Mr. Lake has served as lead counsel for clients in patent infringement suits involving subject matter including LED applications, electrical systems, fluidics and biomechanics of small particles, and mechanical devices. He is experienced in complex litigation, leading litigation through trial involving 11 patents-in-suit with asserted antitrust counterclaims, to working with multi-district litigation involving the measurement of petroleum by volume in disparate temperatures to direct infringement claims of single patents. In his role as appellate counsel, Mr. Lake has handled matters as diverse as representing amicus curiae in Microsoft v. i4i, briefing cases before the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, securing an original proceeding from a Colorado trial court to the Colorado Supreme Court on a question of physician privacy and appearances before the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals and the Colorado Court of Appeals.

Mr. Lake's clients range in his intellectual property and commercial practice range from sophisticated animal agriculture corporations to companies who provide software for public entities such as police forces and court systems, mobile payment software designers and health care systems designers. He represents small and large entrepreneurs and established companies in the United States, the European Union and in Asia. Internationally, he has represented clients from China, South Korea, Japan, Germany and Austria in intellectual property litigation and licensing disputes.

Mr. Lake has also become a go-to voice in managing Intellectual Property within Industry 4.0. In addition to his litigation experience, he has counseled a number of clients in healthcare and payment software, consumer goods, industrial processes, and LED lighting fields in their intellectual property protection. With the advent of sufficiently decreased latency in cloud computing and the coming digital manufacturing boom, he is focused on bringing his experience into play in helping companies navigate the digital thread from initial idea protection via trademark, trade secret, copyright and patent strategies through litigation if necessary. 

Professional Presentations

  • Presenter - “Data and IP protection in Industry 4.0,” Denver Master’s Conference, June 11, 2019
  • Presenter, "IP - Blockchain and the Digital Thread," World Trade Day, May 14, 2019
  • Presenter, "Chinese Business Goes Global: A Primer on Protecting IPR in the United States," China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Conference, April 25, 2019
  • Presenter, “Innovative IP in Advance Manufacturing: Management of IP Rights in the Digital Thread," International Commercial & Legal Cooperation Forum, December 7, 2018
  • Invited Lecturer, Legislative, Appellate and Regulatory Update along with discussion of Hot Topics in Obstetrical Litigation, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Colorado Permanente Medical Group, May 21, 2008
  • Guest Adjunct Professor, University of Colorado Denver International Law, presenting environmental and human rights law, 2005-2007
  • Presenter and Instructor, Managing Volunteer Victims Advocates in Domestic Violence Cases, 2003 and 2004


  • State Bar Admissions
    • Colorado
  • State Supreme Courts
    • Colorado Supreme Court
  • State Appellate Courts
    • Colorado Court of Appeals
  • United States District Courts
    • United States District Court for the District of Colorado
  • United States Courts of Appeals
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court


United States Supreme Court

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

Colorado State and Federal Courts


  • National Trial Advocacy Program (NITA), Instructor
  • Colorado IP Inn of Court, Board Member
  • Colorado BioSciences Association
  • German American Chamber of Commerce, Board Member
  • American Society of Animal Science
  • Federal Circuit Bar Association, volunteer advocate for Veteran’s Appeals
  • Colorado Center for Legal Inclusiveness
  • American Bar Association
  • Colorado State Bar Association

Awards & Honors

  • Super Lawyers “Rising Star,” Litigation, 2009, 2010
  • Trial Award, Office of the Deputy District Attorney, Eighteenth Judicial District, 2003
  • Order of the Coif (Top 5%), University of Denver College of Law
  • Senior Editor, University of Denver Journal of International Law and Policy


University of Denver, Sturm College of Law

Juris Doctor, Order of St. Ives

East China University of Political Science and Law, Shanghai, China

Chinese and International Intellectual Property and Corporate Comparative Law.

University of Oklahoma

Bachelor of Arts

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