Wayne F. Reinke is a versatile attorney, practicing in many areas of intellectual property law, including patent, trademark, copyright, licensing, opinion work, patent and trademark appeals before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and pre-litigation enforcement and defense of intellectual property rights. Mr. Reinke’s practice currently has a particular emphasis on issues related to Internet-based inventions, software, business methods, semiconductor technologies, design patents and nanotechnology. Examples include semiconductor fabrication, computer-related and online technologies encompassing distributed storage systems and database management, distributed data processing encompassing cluster formation and node ranking, online search technologies including search term query generating algorithms, memory optimization methods for web-based applications, web based payment and merchandizing systems, data structures for search optimization, data storage architectures, and online data security encompassing firewalls and encryption schemes. Currently, Mr. Reinke practices in the firm’s Internet and Electrical/Computer Science Practice Groups, among others, as well as co-chairing the firm’s Information Technology infrastructure.

Mr. Reinke enjoys Sci-Fi books and movies.  He is also a reader of the Harry Potter series.


  • The 2004 Albany Symposium on Global Business Issues in Semiconductors and Nanotechnology.

Craft Beer: A Recipe for Intellectual Property, The NYS Brewers Association, April 2018

What's in a Game: Intellectual Property Protection for the Gaming Industry,  The Daily Record IP Frontiers, April 17, 2018

Has the Alice pendulum begun to swing in favor of computer-related inventions? The Daily Record IP Frontiers, March 21, 2017

The fate of computer-related inventions Alice Corporation v. CLS Bank: Much ado about nothing, The Daily Record IP Frontiers, August 19, 2014

Business Method Patents Alive and Well, The Daily Record IP Frontiers, September 21, 2010

Software and business method patents called into question, The Daily Record IP Frontiers, January 20, 2009

Patents are revenue drivers, create value for investors and serve as avenues of collaboration, The Business Review, October 21, 2005

Combating Cyberpiracy, June 1, 2000

  • Albany Law School, J.D. 1992
  • Rochester Institute of Technology, Bachelors of Science, Electrical Engineering 1989, with distinction
  • Lead article editor of the Albany Law Journal of Science and Technology
  • Eastern New York Intellectual Property Law Association (Secretary/Treasurer, 1993-94, Vice President, 1994-95, President, 1995-96)
  • Rochester Intellectual Property Law Association
  • New York State Bar
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York