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

Nothing makes Celia happier than hearing a client say her team has been great to work with and has added value to their business. Celia founded Leber IP Law to provide an exceptional level of commitment and service to her clients. She wanted to offer the best of what she had experienced at a large firm, while being more nimble, entrepreneurial, and better adapted to work with clients as a team. Hearing from clients that her vision is working gives her a tremendous amount of satisfaction. 


Celia fell in love with the patent process after inventing a unique adhesive in the W.R. Grace laboratory, where she worked full-time while studying mechanical engineering. Seeing how much Celia enjoyed the complex process of obtaining a patent for her invention, the in-house patent attorney suggested she join the patent department.  After becoming registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as a patent agent, she went back to school to study law while continuing to work full time at W.R. Grace and later at Fish & Richardson, a major intellectual property firm in Boston.  In 1994 she graduated cum laude from Suffolk University Law School and became a member of the Massachusetts Bar. 


She later honed her skills by creating a patent practice in a general law firm, and she experienced some of the challenges faced by in-house attorneys as IP counsel for a start-up company.

 

With nearly 30 years of experience protecting patents and intellectual property, Celia supports U.S. and international clients from her office in Idaho. She specializes in patent protection for mechanical devices, engineering processes, and chemical compositions for Fortune 500 companies, early stage companies, and startups.


Celia lives for those “lightbulb” moments when she sees through barriers and discovers a creative approach to a challenging case. Particularly challenging and rewarding patent cases have been helping razor company Shavelogic establish and develop their patent portfolio for the latest in razor technology and assisting RES Equine to attain a patent for equine protection products.


Outside of work, Celia likes to long-distance run, hike, and backpack with her husband and friends. She also enjoys volunteering in her community. She hopes to volunteer with her local search & rescue team after training as an emergency medical technician. When she’s not spending time outdoors, she loves to learn languages. After she achieves fluency in Spanish, she plans to move on to improving her French. 

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Specialties​

 

•    Consumer products
•    Fastener technology
•    Valves and HVAC systems
•    Pulp and paper
•    Medical devices and treatments
•    Batteries
•    Biofuels and energy
•    Laser machining equipment
•    Inks and correction fluids

Education

 

J.D., Suffolk University Law School cum laude, 1994


B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Boston University, 1989

Admissions

 

Oregon, Idaho, Massachusetts, US Patent & Trade Office

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