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Lee Tiedrich
Lee J. Tiedrich
Partner
Washington +1 202 662 5403 ltiedrich@cov.com Download V-card

Lee Tiedrich brings together an undergraduate education in electrical engineering and over twenty years of legal experience to assist clients on a broad range of intellectual property and technology transaction matters. She has been recognized in Legal 500 as a Leading Lawyer for patent licensing and transactions and has been recommended in Legal 500 for her “ability to identify critical issues” and her “extremely strong work ethic.” Ms. Tiedrich is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

  • Grupo Financiero Banorte, the Mexican financial group, and its affiliate Afore XXI Banorte in the $1.6 billion acquisition of Afore Bancomer from Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA), the Spanish bank, to create Mexico’s largest pension fund.
  • Meda AB in its acquisition of MidNite, an OTC sleep aid product.
  • Thomson Reuters Corporation in the divestiture of its Healthcare business to affiliates of Veritas Capital for $1.25 billion.
  • National Geographic Society in the sale of its Hampton Brown school publishing business to Cengage Learning, Inc.
  • King Pharmaceuticals in its $3.6 billion merger with Pfizer.
  • Medarex in its $2.4 billion merger with Bristol-Myers Squibb.
  • OptiSolar in its $400 million sale of it project development business to First Solar, Inc.
  • BBVA in its acquisition of Simple Finance Technology.
  • Procter & Gamble in its sale of ThermaCare, a leading over-the-counter heatwrap, to Wyeth Consumer Healthcare, a division of Wyeth.
  • The UK-based Dunlop Slazenger Group in its disposition of the Maxfli golf brand and related assets to Taylor Made Golf Company.
  • Another major consumer products company in its strategic acquisition and licensing of patents and other intellectual property important for its next generation products.
  • Thomson Reuters in its acquisitions of Information Holdings Inc. (NYSE: IHI) and Solucient.
  • TouchTunes, the largest out-of-home digital entertainment network, in its acquisition of White Rabbit Game Studio, creators of PlayPorTT and developers of portable, on-location game systems.
  • AudioCodes, Inc., an Israeli telecommunications equipment manufacturer, in its US acquisitions of two venture-backed companies: Nuera Communications and Netrake Corporation.
  • New Media Distribution, a Russian-language television programming production and content company, in an equity investment by a Russia-focused private equity fund.
  • National Geographic Society in the formation and launch of the domestic and international versions of the National Geographic Channel in partnership with NBC and Fox.

Pro Bono

  • Learning and Leadership in Families, Inc. (d/b/a LearnLead), an organization that supports school readiness and success in the early grades.
  • "The State of the District of Columbia Public Schools 2010: A Five Year Update," Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs (August 2010), Co-Author
  • The publisher of Checkbook Magazine in connection its PatientCentral website.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Member of the Board of Visitors for the Duke University Pratt School of Engineering 
  • Work Life Law Center, UC Hastings College of the Law, Board Member
  • Women's Bar Association of DC, member of host committee for 2013 annual dinner
  • The ABA Section of Science and Technology, Past Council Member and Committee Chair
  • Federal Communications Bar Association, past Co-Chair of the Online Communications Committee
  • Washington DC Super Lawyers, Intellectual Property (2013-2016)
  • IAM Patent 1000 - The World’s Leading Patent Professionals (2012-2015)
  • Recognized by Legal 500 US for IP - Patent Licensing and Transactional (2010-2015)
  • Recommend by Legal 500 Intellectual Property - Trademarks: Non-contentious - Full Coverage (2013-2014)