Celia Leber, JD
Founder/President, Patent Attorney
“I love working with such a great team of people. I am thrilled to see the cooperation among our team members and the ways in which everyone is growing and developing new skills in their positions.”
Celia hiking in the wilderness
Celia founded Leber IP Law to offer the best of what she had experienced at a large firm, with more flexibility to work closely with clients as a part of their team.
A manufacturing engineer, Celia first experienced the patent process after inventing a unique adhesive while working in a laboratory formulating specialty adhesives. After becoming registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as a patent agent, she studied law while learning patent practice in-house at W.R. Grace and later at Fish & Richardson, a major intellectual property firm in Boston.
Celia brings decades of experience as a patent practitioner, both in-house and as outside counsel, to her practice supporting U.S. and international clients. Her clients range from large corporations to early stage companies and start-ups. She specializes in patent prosecution, patent opinions and advising on patent strategy. She has expertise in a variety of technical fields, including mechanical devices, engineering processes, clean energy, and chemical compositions, and enjoys working with her colleagues on multi-disciplinary technologies. Celia is also experienced in design patent application filing and prosecution.
Celia works closely with clients, learning the intricacies of their technology and taking a pragmatic, business-oriented approach to developing their IP strategy. Particularly rewarding relationships have been working with startups and early stage companies to establish and develop their patent portfolio and collaborating with in-house counsel in supporting various technical teams at SAPPI North America.
Outside of work, Celia likes to run, hike, ski, and backpack. When she’s not spending time outdoors, she loves reading and learning languages.
• Consumer products
• Fastener technology
• Valves and HVAC systems
• Pulp and paper
• Medical devices and treatments
• Biofuels and energy
• Laser machining equipment
• Inks and correction fluids
J.D., Suffolk University Law School cum laude, 1994
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Boston University, 1989
Oregon, Idaho, Massachusetts, US Patent & Trademark Office