Randolph E. Treece
Randolph E. Treece, Ph.D., is a registered patent agent in Nutter’s Intellectual Property Department. He drafts and prosecutes patent applications for multinational and domestic companies, laboratories, universities, and entrepreneurs to protect their global patent portfolios and intellectual property rights.
Drawing on over 20 years of experience, Rande works closely with attorneys and researchers to evaluate invention disclosures and assess patentability. He helps clients strategically develop patents that advance their business objectives and maximize the value of their innovations.
Rande has extensive knowledge in a wide range of technologies, including:
- Medical devices
- Chemical compounds, including small molecules and chemical formulations
- Renewable and extractive energy
- Batteries, including materials, process chemistry, electrochemistry, and devices
- Nanomaterials, including powders and multilayer thin films
- Coatings, including webs, particles, and substrates
- Optical, high-power, and high temperature lasers
- Process chemistry, including magnetic and electronic materials
- Chemistry, including bulk, solution, gas-phase, and thin film
- High and low TC superconductors
- Metals/alloys, such as bulk, powders, foils, single crystals, and solid solutions
- Mechanical systems
- Industrial mining, including chemistry of the method and apparatus
A respected author on technical issues, Rande has produced more than 150 publications, patents, presentations, and awarded research programs. He completed a national research council postdoctoral fellowship at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, DC and earned his Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry from UCLA.
Rande is a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), the Materials Research Society, the American Chemical Society.
Prior to joining Nutter, Rande was a patent agent in the Denver office of a national law firm. Before that, he was a patent agent in the Boulder office of a national law firm. Rande also has held numerous leadership roles with companies in the aerospace, energy, environmental technologies, and biomedical industries.
Education & Admissions
University of California, Los Angeles, Ph.D., Chemistry
California State University, Los Angeles, B.S., with honors, Chemistry
- United States Patent and Trademark Office
A well-respected author on technical issues, Rande has produced more than 150 publications, patents, presentations, and awarded research programs. He completed a national research council postdoctoral fellowship at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, DC and earned his Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry from UCLA.