Donald J Lecher

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Of Counsel

Donald J. "Jay" Lecher is Of Counsel practicing in Butzel Long's Washington D.C. office. He graduated from Regent University School of Law (J.D.) and GMI Engineering & Management Institute (B.S.M.E., Automotive Engineering). Mr. Lecher has over twenty years’ experience counseling clients in preparing and prosecuting U.S., PCT and foreign patent applications. His proficiencies include mechanical, electrical, software and business method patent preparation and prosecution, IP infringement and validity studies, licensing, IP litigation support, trademark prosecution, and IP portfolio management.

Mr. Lecher was a U.S. Patent Examiner at the US Patent and Trademark Office after law school and built his legal experience thereafter in boutique IP and large general practice firms. His expertise lies in development strategy and management of client patent portfolios. Before attending law school, he was an Advanced Development Engineer in engine management control systems for General Motors Delphi division, Flint, Michigan.


  • Regent University School of Law, J.D.
  • GMI Engineering & Management Institute, B.S.M.E., Automotive Engineering


  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia


Registered Attorney, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Bar admissions to the Commonwealth of Virginia and the District of Columbia

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