Over ten years, Rick has been involved in nearly every aspect of patent law, including international litigation, licensing, prosecution, and post-grant procedures. His practice is primarily focused on the litigation of patents, including due diligence of international patent portfolios, chain-of-title review and analysis, infringement analysis, validity analysis, and damages analysis. Advantageously, Rick has managed concurrent international patent litigation in several countries and counseled clients regarding their international patent portfolios. Rick’s primary practice also includes transactional work, such as Trademark prosecution, license/acquisition agreement drafting, and opinion work.
As an Electrical Engineer, Rick has designed and commercialized systems at companies such as Raytheon and SAIC. He has served in the U.S. Navy Reserve as a Cryptologic Officer after having been selected for Direct Commission as an enlisted petty officer, prior to which he was enlisted Army.