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Lucky Vidmar

San Francisco

Lucky Vidmar
+1 303 899 7328 (Denver)
+1 415 374 2319 (San Francisco)
+1 415 374 2499 (San Francisco)
Italian, French, Croatian, Slovenian

Lucky Vidmar helps major international companies navigate disputes involving computer software, hardware, and Internet technologies. As a former engineer and a registered patent attorney, Lucky focuses on patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret litigation for high-tech companies.

Lucky has litigated patent infringement disputes involving e-commerce software, middleware software, medical billing software, and SSL/TLS and RC4 encryption applications. On the hardware side, he has litigated cases involving digital signal processing chips, noise cancelling circuitry, touchscreen, power management technology, Power-over-Ethernet standard, and DOCSIS cable modem standard, among others. In addition, Lucky has represented clients in high-stakes trademark, copyright, and design patent litigation. Lucky also has experience with open source software.

Before becoming a lawyer, Lucky worked in the software and hardware industry for nearly 10 years, including as a software development consultant on complex projects to improve the nation's response to earthquake, tsunami, and volcano disasters.

Lucky serves on the board of directors of the Nanda Center for International Law at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. He was a founding member of the Bench and Bar Society of the Mile High Chapter of the American Red Cross, and he has served on the Colorado Bar Association board of governors.

In 2011, Lucky was appointed by the Government of the Republic of Slovenia as the Honorary Consulate of Slovenia in Colorado. He maintains an active practice in both Colorado and California.

Representative Experience

Worked on ITC investigation involving digital signal processing used in active noise cancelling headphones.

Represented a major U.S. health insurance company in high-stakes trademark litigation.

Defended medical billing software companies in patent suits, including arguing a portion of the Markman hearing.

Defense of a patent infringement suit involving RC4 and SSL/TLS encryption standards and methods for high-volume marketing communications.

Multijurisdictional patent dispute involving hierarchical role management software. Succeeded in transferring cases to the company's home district.

Education and admissions


  • J.D., Order of St. Ives, University of Denver Sturm College of Law, 2003
  • M.S. Computer Science, University of Colorado at Boulder, 1997
  • B.S. Computer Science, University of Colorado at Boulder, 1994


  • Founding Member, Bench and Bar Society, Mile High Chapter of the American Red Cross
  • Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Member, Board of Directors, Nanda Center for International Law, University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • Member, Board of Governors, Colorado Bar Association (2012-2014)
  • Member, Intellectual Property Owners Association
  • Past Co-Chair, International Section, Colorado Bar Association

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • Colorado
  • California
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Court admissions

  • California State
  • Colorado State
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, District of Utah
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California


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