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I am a lawyer and patent attorney based in Los Angeles with over ten years of experience in the practice of law.  I am licensed in California and New York.

I have taken many disputes to conclusion by jury trial and mediation.  I have been recognized as a NITA Advocate by the National Institute of Trial Advocacy.  (Click on the logo below to find out more.)


I have a BS in chemistry from The University of Winnipeg, a JD from Osgoode Hall Law School of York University in Toronto, and an MBA in economics from Schulich School of Business of York University.  After completing my education, I clerked at the Federal Court of Appeal and then worked at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison in New York City.

In my spare time, Vance jogs, does Crossfit, travels, writes on matters involving technology and the law and otherwise enjoys life.


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  1. Intellectual Property: 50%
    7 years
  2. Lawsuits & Disputes: 25%
    13 years
  3. Entertainment: 10%
    7 years
  4. Insurance: 10%
    9 years
  5. Employment: 5%
    6 years



Hourly ($200-250/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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NYCurrently registered 200203/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Pro Bono ServiceWiley Manuel Law Foundation2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Office of Vance Woodward2010 - Present
Volunteer District AttorneySanta Clara District Attorney2010 - 2011
AssociateCarroll, Burdick & McDonough, LLP2005 - 2010
AssociateMorison Holden & Prough2003 - 2005
AssociatePaul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, LLP2002 - 2003
Judicial ClerkFederal Court Of Appeals2001 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law AssociationN/A2013 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationN/A2013 - Present
American Intellectual Property Law AssociationN/A2013 - Present
Beverly Hills Bar Association, Intellectual Property SectionN/A2013 - Present
United States Patent and Trademark OfficePatent Attorney2010 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
York UniversityEconomicsMBA - Master of Business Administration2001
Osgoode Hall Law School, York UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
University of WinnipegChemistryBS - Bachelor of Science1995