Vance is an intellectual property, patent, and venture attorney in the Cincinnati office of Ulmer & Berne. Vance brings a progressive and creative approach to the development of intellectual property and business strategy for emerging businesses and start-up companies. Vance helps his clients, that are predominantly angel and venture-backed companies, develop comprehensive strategies in a broad range of technologies including software, medical devices, and mechanical and electrical innovations. Vance assists his clients with all aspects of patent drafting and prosecution, trademark registration and clearance, and copyright and trade secret protection. His experience includes providing clients with patentability, validity, and infringement opinions, and serving various intellectual property litigation and regulatory (FDA) needs. Vance has worked in-house for a Fortune 500 company, has co-founded three start-up companies, and has helped two of his clients go public. Vance is the President of the Greater Cincinnati Venture Association, was appointed by the Mayor of Cincinnati to the Small Business Advisory Committee, and was recognized as one of Cincinnati’s “Top 40 under 40” by the Cincinnati Business Courier.
Law Review, Intellectual Property Law Society President