|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|CALI Award - Int'l and Comparative IP||Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction||2012|
|Legal Extern||Washington State Court of Appeals Division III||2012 - 2012|
|Legal Intern||NW Venture Law, PLLC||2011 - 2012|
|Extern/Volunteer||Spokane County Prosecuting Attorney's Office||2011 - 2012|
|Law Clerk||Washington State Attorney General's Office, L&I Division||2010 - 2010|
|International Regulatory and Market Analyst||Bryant Christie, Inc.||2006 - 2009|
|Junior Lobbyist||PRM European Lobbyists||2004 - 2004|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Cardozo Society of Washington State||Member||2011 - Present|
|Seattle IP American Inn of Court||Associate Member||2013 - 2015|
|American Automobile Association, Inc. v. TripTips, Inc. (TTAB Cancellation Proceeding No. 92061742)||Successfully settled.|
|JJ206, LLC v. Erin Hackney (UDRP Claim Number: FA1507001629288)||Successfully defended domain.|
|W&A International LLC v. Liu||Successfully Opposed Registration|
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|European Intellectual Property Review||The Effectiveness of the Trans Pacific Partnership’s Internet Service Provider Copyright Safe Harbor Scheme||2016|
|European Intellectual Property Review||Improvement over the Rest or More of the Same? Australia’s Proposed Extraterritorial Online Copyright Injunctive Reforms||2015|
|The IPKat||Brand Tough?: Ford Denied Well-Known Trademark Protection in Russia||2014|
|Washington Lawyers for the Arts Blog||Fund and Done: Avoiding the IP Legal Risks of Crowdfunding Campaigns||2014|
|Art and Artifice||ArmaLite in Italy's Sights over Gun-Toting David Ad||2014|
|The IP Exporter||Enforcing Online Copyright Protection Abroad: Part III – South America||2014|
|The IPKat||Finland’s Citizen Copyright Initiative In Doubt: A Sad But Necessary Win For Cross-Border Online Copyright Enforcement?||2014|
|Efinitytech Newsletter||Why Smart Businesses Should Consider Federal Trademark Registration||2014|
|The IPKat||Canadian Olympic Committee in Unfair Competition Dispute with US Clothing Company||2014|
|CIOPORA Chronicle||Combatting Online Trademark Infringement in Ornamental and Fruit Varieties||2014|
|Efinitytech Newsletter||Dealing With Infringing Online Advertisements||2013|
|Kusic and Kusic Blog||Protecting Online Content on Both Sides of the Border||2013|
|Gonzaga Journal of International Law||A Blueprint for International TRIPS Plus Geographical Indication Protections? An Analysis of Geographical Indication Protection Proposals in the European Union - India Bilateral Trade and Investment Agreement.||2012|
|Copyright Cow||Seattle Businesses Face International Intellectual Property Law Development||2012|
|Gonzaga University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2012|
|Brussels School of International Studies||International Relations||MA - Masters||2005|
|University of Kansas||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2002|
|Second Annual Gonzaga Intellectual Property Merit Scholarship CLE||State, Federal and Foreign Trademark Prosecution and Licensing for Cannabis Businesses||2016|
|Washington State Bar Association, International Practice Section Seminar Series||Online Copyright and Trademark Enforcement in the U.S. and Abroad||2015|
|Pitch & Demo Night: How to Raise Capital||IP Protection for Start-Ups and Entrepreneurs||2015|
|Intellectual Property Law Section Meeting||Cross Border IP Protection for U.S. and Canadian Businesses||2015|
|The Makers Space - Lunchtime Talk||Intellectual Property and Your Business||2014|
|The HiVE Vancouver - Lunchtime Talk||Managing Business Expansion Into The U.S. and Beyond||2014|
|Art Law Institute 2014||Personality Rights Issues in Cross-Border Transactions||2014|
Posted by Jerry
I I met Lucas at a startup event, and I hired him to assist with the formation of my new company ( a C-Corp) shortly thereafter. What I really appreciate about Lucas and his work is that he very obviously cares about understanding his clients needs and tailoring his work to match that need. Compounded with his obvious knowledge of the business / startup space, this makes him really effective at delivering what people actually need at the time they need it.
As an example, being a first time entrepreneur, there was a lot of uncertainty around what I *actually* needed to get my business formed properly, legally, and set me up for future success. When I asked these questions of other lawyers prior to Lucas, they came back with a huge list of documents I ended up not needing, or came back with not nearly enough information for me to be able to act. When asked of Lucas, he asked me about what my business did, timelines, and ultimate goals for the company. Then he was able to layout the specific steps, documents, and milestones I'd need as well as why / when I'd need them based upon my own specifics.
The other thing that makes working with Lucas easy is that he's *very* available. He always picked up the phone when I called. It wasn't uncommon to get responses back from him at 10-11pm at night, which was nice because I was also working at those times. I never really ended up waiting on him for an answer I needed to move forward.
Lastly, I can tell Lucas takes a lot of pride in his work. He wants to make sure his clients get what they need from him, rather than just being a money-mill. I ask a lot of questions and spend more time trying to understand details than most (because that's just who I am), and he was willing to indulge me in that pursuit. Never once was he short or annoyed with me for asking a million questions. It was important to me to work with a lawyer who wasn't just a paper-pusher, but could offer me real guidance and advice. I'm sure my company is much better off because of his help.
I highly recommend Lucas, and intend to use him again in the future.
Posted by Peter-Paul Troendle
I feel now protected and the safe bounds well defined, here the reasons why:
- there where issues about estabiling boundaries for frictionless cooperation with the other competing parties.
- the name of the competion is that each can move forward within its scope and the effort and skills are the only aspects to success that is the right way
- Mr. Michels helped set the DMCA wrt the Memnonics of the Assembler codes (INTEL, MICROCHIP, INTERSIL etc..)
- Basically it is a situation that is interesting all use the word ADD per example and it belongs to the public domain dictionary, so the copyright applies not really on the word but rather on "the implied work they produced to implement it"
- Most importantly is the concept of clarity that is the first step to have things finding ways that are helpful to all
it was good to have Mr. Michels assist me basically in this moment all issues are now back to normal and sorted so all can be smooth.
This is paramount for to be able to work in tranquility to have a safeguard where one can focus on the real work and yield and be protected
Many "re-thanks" here and I am really glad now :)
Posted by R.P.
Lucas is one of the few business professionals that have never disappointed. Very knowledgable , I have had questions about copyrights, intellectual propery, company policies, etc. At times I have even emailed him in the middle of the night or on the weekends when I have questions just so I don't forget and he will respond in some manner... Every time he has delivered.. Rare to see such dedication! Been working with Lucas almost 2 years, very easy to do business with.
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