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Herbert (Dick) Schulze

Of Counsel

5441 Kietzke Lane, Suite 200, Reno, NV 89511

Dick Schulze has over 30 years’ experience practicing and teaching patent and trademark law.

He writes and prosecutes patent and trademark applications and manages foreign counterparts. He regularly represents companies in the computer and high-tech electronics industries, as well as various small businesses and individual research scientists, product engineers, and inventors.

Prior to joining Holland & Hart, Dick was an in-house attorney managing intellectual property legal issues for Agilent Technologies and Hewlett-Packard Co. While at Agilent he led the company’s IP program in its central research laboratories and supervised a staff of attorneys throughout the Asia-Pacific, the United States, Germany, and Singapore. While at Hewlett-Packard he was managing counsel for the company’s intellectual property. Dick also served in the U.S. Air Force as a military lawyer for five years in active duty and 25 years in the reserves, retiring as a colonel in 1997.


Preparation and Prosecution
  • Domestic and international patent preparation and prosecution
Opinions and Counseling
  • Patent infringement and validity analysis 
  • Non-infringement and invalidity opinions 
  • Product design counseling
Patent Licensing and Due Diligence
  • Licensing negotiations and strategies 
  • Strategic patent acquisitions 
  • Product clearances 
  • IP due diligence
Strategic Trademark Portfolio Management
  • Preliminary and Full Searches and Clearances 
  • Registrations/Prosecution
  • Trademark acquisition and maintenance 
  • Development of domestic and international filing strategies 
  • Domestic and Worldwide Watch Services 
  • Strategies for international brand asset management 
  • Portfolio gap analysis 
  • Development of Proper Use guidelines
Other Areas of Experience
  • Copyright matters 
  • Trade secret protection

Circuits, networks, and communication systems, computers, software, control systems, memory design and semiconductor fabrication, lasers and optics, nanotechnology



Speaking Engagements


Bar Admissions

Court Admissions

Professional and Civic Affiliations

  • American Bar Association Intellectual Property and Litigation Sections, Member 
  • California Bar Association, Member, 
  • Nevada Bar Association, Member 
  • Nevada State Bar IP Section, Chair 2019
  • Colorado Bar Association, Member 
  • Washoe County (NV) Bar Association, Member 
  • Tahoe-Truckee (CA) Bar Association, Member of Board of Directors 2016-2019, President 2019
  • University of Nevada Boyd School of Law, Adjunct Professor 
  • MIT Undergraduate Practice Opportunities Program, Faculty Member 2010-Present 
  • University of Nevada (Reno) and University of California (San Diego) business schools, former instructor in intellectual property 
  • Federal tort claims at U.S. Air Force Annual Survey of the Law, Lecturer 
  • Covenant House CA, Member of Board of Directors 2010-Present
  • North Tahoe ski resorts for winter youth programs of SOS Outreach, Local Program Coordinator 
  • Vail Resorts, Snowboard and Ski Instructor 2003-Present
  • Northstar CA Ski Resort, Snowboard Instructor 
  • Level 2 instructor certifications from AASI (Amer. Ass’n of Snowboard Instructors) and SBINZ (Snowboard Instructors New Zealand)

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