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Raymond Van Dyke

Profile Updated: March 3, 2015
Raymond Van Dyke
Residing In:
Laytonsville, MD USA
Dr. Diana Van Dyke
Intellectual Property Attorney
Raymond Van Dyke


Yes! Attending Reunion

After getting my Undergraduate in Mathematics, Masters in Computer Science and law degrees from the University of North Carolina, I practiced patent law in New York and then Dallas, Texas for many years, before settling to the Washington, DC area in 2001. In 2010, I started my own law practice covering all things intellectual property, counseling clients, procuring their IP, licensing, litigation, etc. My wife, Dr. Diana Van Dyke, a dentist and fiction writer, and I live in Montgomery County Maryland, where a few years ago we got over twice as much snow as in the Chicago blizzard of 1967.

Favorite Lane Memory:

So many good memories to chose from and some bittersweet. I still remember the wonder of the first day at Lane. Similar to Harry's entry to Hogwarts portrayed by Rowling, I remember first walking the hallowed halls of Lane. I also remember the joy of graduation nearly four years later, but also the realization that things would never be the same.

Current Interests:

I am writing on the basics of intellectual property law, and also on the underlying philosophy of the intellectual property system in the U.S. and the world. Inspired by my talented wife, I am writing fiction as well.

Accomplishments Since Graduation:

In addition to practicing law, I teach Intellectual Property law, write/speak frequently on technology and the law, am active in various legal and technical groups, currently chairing several and serve on various Boards, testify at government hearings on IP, help the State Department by speaking with visiting foreign dignitaries about US IP laws, was a delegate in Geneva, travel extensively across the world on business and speaking/teaching, including Europe, South America and Asia, and am initiating an international forum for IP education starting in 2015. Life is good.

How did Lane Tech influence your life?

Lane provided me a framework of learning, and encouraged me to accomplish. To this day, in dealing with teenagers asking about high school, I remember the Lane experience, which has given me a good standard by which to judge learning. Also, Lane promoted my innate love of science, tempered by the arts. In addition to all my technical and legal accomplishments, I treasure my Minor in Classical Greek.

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Raymond Van Dyke has left an In Memory comment for his Profile.
Mar 31, 2020 at 11:33 AM

She was a very nice person.  Freshman (freshperson?) year we were in Drafting class together.  She tried to get me to smile more, and encouraged me in her own way.  At the time, as a child, I did not like that "teasing," but later I realized that she meant well. Our paths did not cross again, but her kindness left an indelible mark on me. I still need to smile more. I will smile now in her honor.

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Posted on: Nov 13, 2017 at 2:35 PM

Last month I was inducted as a Fellow in a major Intellectual Property law group, the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA). I was humbled by this recognition in the field, and wanted to share with my classmates.

Aug 18, 2017 at 8:53 AM
Oct 24, 2015 at 1:49 PM

Great to hear from you! I remember your travails, but also your very positive take on things too! All the best! Ray Van Dyke - your lunchmate;)

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Sep 11, 2015 at 3:33 PM

I went to Lane and grammar school with Joseph, and am saddened at his loss.


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Mar 04, 2015 at 11:33 AM

Steven was an incredibly nice guy. Although I have seen him since high school, he is very fondly remembered.


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