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Counsel and Associate General Counsel - Lee Anne  Duval

Lee Anne Duval

Counsel and Associate General Counsel

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Lee Anne Duval focuses her practice in the areas of complex business and intellectual property litigation, representing clients nationally in both state and federal courts in all phases of litigation at the trial and appellate levels.

Lee currently represents clients in a wide range of intellectual property litigation disputes, including those involving patents, trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights and unfair competition.  Lee also advises clients on various intellectual property protection, licensing and related agreements.  Lee's intellectual property counseling experience includes the licensing and assignment of patents and trademarks, the use of intellectual property in security agreements, intellectual property provisions in requests for proposals and transactional due diligence.

In addition to her practice, Lee also currently serves as the firm's Associate General Counsel.

Prior to joining the firm, Lee was a law clerk to the Honorable Holly B. Fitzsimmons, United States Magistrate Judge, Bridgeport, Connecticut.


  • Listed as a Connecticut Super Lawyer Rising Star®: Intellectual Property Litigation; 2011

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Raymond E. Baldwin American Inn of Court; 2004
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association

Community Involvement

  • Greater Hartford Legal Aid, Inc.: Security Deposit Clinic Volunteer
  • Lawyers for Children America
  • Fred D. Wish School, Hartford, CT: Tutor

Favorable Settlement in Patent Infringement Case

Represented manufacturer of submersible pump in patent infringement claims against competitors. Secured favorable settlement.

Federal Certification Mark Prosecutions Against Counterfeiting Doctors

Obtained significant settlements in representation of a national medical specialty board since 1994 in certification mark infringement cases in several jurisdictions throughout the country.  Actions have been brought in California, Connecticut, Florida, Maryland, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia.


November 9, 2018  CLE Event: Webinar: Professional Ethics for In-House Counsel

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  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 2000
  • Duke University, B.S.E., 1997

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of FL
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of NY
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of NY
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
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