Dave Ream

Of Counsel | Intellectual Property

Dave Ream is an authoritative Intellectual Properties and Patent attorney spanning 25 years in practice. His work at Han Santos primarily supports clients in the field of software, telecommunications technologies, and electrical, electromechanical, and mechanical arts. Dave’s responsibility at the firm includes training and mentoring junior attorneys. Dave also has extensive experience foreign practice IP skills (Patent Cooperation Treaty) and has written a standard operating procedure for a large telecommunications company around non-US filing decisions.

Dave’s background in patent law includes experience in multiple technology areas as well as Fortune 500 companies. He has spent over 15 years counseling high profile clients at boutique Intellectual Property law firms and served a 9-year tenure as in-house patent counsel at Microsoft. Both roles included extensive colleague mentorship and training.

At Microsoft, Dave worked closely with the Bing and Office engineering team leads to find and evaluate inventions for patenting and directed and quality-checked outside patent counsel’s patent preparation and prosecution efforts. He counseled business-line attorneys to resolve IP-related legal issues, including initially assessing acquisition and licensing inquiries. Dave also actively managed and assessed patent portfolio assets.

Dave brings with him an extensive technical background including software, computer networks, imaging and camera systems, navigation systems, and munitions. As an interesting aside, the first two patent applications of Dave’s career were for a semiconductor image sensor, and a snowmobile slider. This technical prowess serves clients well as Dave is a trusted advisor both technically and legally.

“Advice and service to clients should always be useful, lucid, and trustworthy.”

Practice Areas & Services:

  • Patent Preparation and Prosecution

Admissions, Licenses, & Certifications:

  • United States Patent & Trademark Office
  • Washington Bar
  • California Bar
  • Utah Bar
  • Supreme Court of the United States


  • J.D., Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark School of Law
  • B.S., Mathematical Computational Science, Stanford University
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, Utah State University


  • English
  • German (conversational)