Tripp Lake


Tripp Lake is a seasoned trial lawyer with a focus on intellectual property and commercial litigation. His career is highlighted by successfully leading over 70 jury trials to verdict, including approximately 65 as the primary attorney.

His legal proficiency is evident in his representation of clients in complex patent and trade secret litigation across various fields, including medical devices, LED technology, electrical systems, fluid dynamics, and mechanical engineering. Tripp also has a significant track record in managing trademark and copyright disputes, as well as complex commercial litigation involving the interpretation of comprehensive business agreements.

Tripp employs his extensive litigation background in intellectual property licensing, providing strategic guidance and advocacy. His clientele encompasses a broad range of industries, from healthcare and medical device manufacturing to sustainable construction and advanced AI technology development. He has become a go-to voice in managing intellectual property within Industry 4.0 and assists businesses in navigating the complete spectrum of intellectual property protection and litigation.

Tripp is a key figure in the IP community, particularly regarding the emerging area of AI. As a founding member of the Digital Globalization Consortium, he contributes to the development of international policies for advanced AI technologies. Collaborating with global leaders, Tripp focuses on how intuitive AI will reshape societal and corporate interactions. His insights in AI policy, especially in operational applications across diverse industries, are a critical resource for his clients in negotiation and strategic planning.

Education & Credentials


University of Denver, Sturm College of Law

  • Order of the Coif (Top 5%),
  • Order of St. Ives
  • American Jurisprudence Award, highest grade Torts 1 and Contracts 2
  • Best Brief, Barristers Moot Court Competition
  • Team Captain, Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court National Champion and Competitor at World Competition
  • Senior Editor, University of Denver Journal of International Law and Policy

University of Oklahoma


East China University of Political Science and Law

  • Chinese and International Intellectual Property and Corporate Comparative Law

Bar Admission

  • Colorado


  • Best Lawyers in America®
    • “Best Lawyers,” Litigation – Intellectual Property, 2024
  • Super Lawyers
    • “Rising Star,” Litigation, 2009, 2010
  • Office of the Deputy District Attorney, 18th Judicial District,
    • Trial Award, 2003

Prominent Assignments

  • Obtained a preliminary injunction in a trademark case, shutting down an infringing competitor and obtaining a favorable judgment.
  • Obtained summary judgment for a client in a trade secret case, proving claimed secrets were not owned by the Plaintiff.
  • Successfully resolved trademark and unfair competition claims with confessed injunction against opposing party from using ad words in SEO-based trademark dispute.
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of manufacturing client in a trade dress case, demonstrating that the claimed trade dress was functional, and thus not qualified for trade dress protection.
  • Defeated a preliminary injunction in a trade secret and Lanham Act case with over $10 Million in damages at stake.
  • Obtained a jury verdict in a contract case for an independent contractor who managed an international mining company’s global IT system.
  • Defended a client in a three-week jury trial with over $180 Million at stake, defending infringement claims for eleven patents, with counterclaims sounding in breach of contract and equity, which resulted in finding unclean hands against the plaintiff, and the client was able to continue operating with an ongoing royalty.


Court Admissions

  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • Colorado State and Federal Courts
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, Houston Division
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama


  • Presenter, IP Law and Blockchain Data, Live CLE for Colorado Bar Association Business Practice Section, September 2023
  • Presenter, NFT, and Blockchain Data as Self-Authenticating Evidence, Live CLE for Colorado Bar Association, June, 2023
  • Presenter, “The Internet is Dying: Are you Ready for Digital Citizenship?” Denver World Trade Day, World Trade Center Denver, May 20, 2021
  • Presenter, “Trade Secret Practice in International Business Transactions,” International Commercial & Legal Cooperation Forum, Changsha, China, November 29, 2020 – Virtual Presentation
  • Speaker, “Management of IP Rights Within the Digital Thread,” invited speaker to private industry events, Denver, Colorado and Dallas, Texas, January 2020
  • Presenter, “Innovative IP in Advanced Manufacturing: management of IP Rights in the Digital Thread,” World Trade Day Denver, May 14, 2019
  • Presenter, “What Entrepreneurs need to Know: Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights,” The Commons on Champa, Downtown Denver Partnership, April 24, 2019
  • Presenter, “Innovative IP in Advance Manufacturing: Management of IP Rights in the Digital Thread,” International Commercial & Legal Cooperation Forum, Changsha, China, December 7, 2018
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