Richard Spencer Montei

Senior Counsel


R. Spencer Montei is a senior counsel and intellectual property litigation lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. He has worked on patent matters for technology companies of many sizes on cases spanning diverse technologies, including software, solar concentrators, and seismic data acquisition. Mr. Montei’s experience also involves bringing and defending inter partes review proceedings relating to patents covering chemical compositions used in personal care products and renewable fuels. In addition, Mr. Montei has trademark litigation experience involving retail stores and personal care products.

Before beginning his legal career, Mr. Montei was a project engineer for a large general contractor in Southern California, which included experience managing electrical, mechanical, and plumbing contractors building a state-of-the-art hospital.


Mr. Montei received his law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School (J.D., cum laude, 2013), where he was senior managing editor for the Wisconsin Law Review. He earned his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Wisconsin – Madison (B.S., 2007).

Admissions and Professional Memberships

Mr. Montei is admitted to practice in Illinois and Wisconsin and before the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Western District of Wisconsin, and the Eastern District of Texas, as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Mr. Montei is a member of the firm’s Associates Committee.


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Foley's 14th Annual IP Conference
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