Rick has been involved in nearly every aspect of intellectual property law, including litigation, licensing, prosecution, and post-grant procedures.
Rick represents clients in the acquisition, enforcement and licensing of intellectual property rights. His practice is primarily focused on the prosecution of patents before the USPTO, and the litigation of patents in Federal Court, including infringement, validity, and damages. While in-house at a publicly traded company, Rick managed concurrent international patent litigation in several countries, counseled clients regarding their international intellectual property portfolios, negotiated patent licenses, and drafted license/acquisition agreements. Rick’s primary practice also includes trademark infringement litigation and prosecution. He has represented clients with trademark cancellation and opposition proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Rick also drafts copyright registration applications and responds to copyright registration refusals.
As an Electrical Engineer, Rick 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.