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Lynn E Rzonca

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Ms. Rzonca is Chair of Ballard Spahr's Intellectual Property Department. She has 28 years of experience prosecuting and defending patent, trademark, advertising, and copyright cases in courts across the country and before the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. She partners with clients on their innovation and branding initiatives. She provides strategic global brand portfolio counseling and enforcement. Lynn is also a registered patent attorney.


United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit -

Attorney Advisor to the Chair of the United States Judicial Conference Standing Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure

The Pennsylvania Bar Association Commission on Women in the Profession named Ms. Rzonca recipient of the 2010 Lynette Norton Award, in recognition of her litigation skills and mentoring and encouragement of female lawyers.

Named one of Pennsylvania’s “Best 50 Women in Business”

IP Department Chair; Diversity and Inclusion Council; former Managing Partner of Philadelphia office; Former Co-Chair of Ballard Women; award winner for mentorship work.

Frequent panelist on Intellectual Property Issues

Admissions: Illinois, Pennsylvania, United States Patent and Trademark Office


Frequent author of intellectual property topics


Northwestern University School of Law (J.D.)

Loyola University Chicago (M.A.)