With an academic background in engineering physics and years of experience working in the software industry, Theodore Rand focuses on patent prosecution and related patent matters. He advises on hardware- and software-related innovations, from mobile technology to the Internet of Things (IoT) to quantum computing. Theodore’s experience working in the tech industry helps him understand the code that drives clients’ innovations and provide perspective on how technology intersects with the law.
Before law school, Theodore worked as an engineer for a startup creating live sports graphic displays and then at Sovrn, an AdTech company in Boulder, Colorado. His experience working with software not only gave him the opportunity to solve technical challenges for clients and contribute to open-source code repositories, but it also allowed him to learn about the legal challenges that clients encountered. Specifically, Theodore assisted clients in making their websites compliant with Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and helped determine how implementing new code would affect open-source licensing configurations. During law school, while working mainly with patents and commercial contracts for LiveRamp, a tech company in San Francisco, he also researched and briefed issues related to state data privacy laws, such as the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).
During law school, Theodore worked as a chief article editor of the University of New Hampshire Law Review and was the financial director of the school’s Patent Law Forum. He also performed externships assisting with patent prosecution at a large defense company, BAE Systems, and the US International Trade Commission.
University of New Hampshire School of Law, 2021, J.D.
Colorado School of Mines, 2015, B.S., Engineering Physics
US Patent and Trademark Office
Awards and Affiliations
Eastern Regional Champion, USPTO National Patent Drafting Competition (2020)