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.

Awards & Recognitions

Recognized as a Top Attorney in Fort Worth Texas Magazine in the area of Intellectual Property 2017

IAM Strategy 300 – The World’s Leading IP Strategists, 2015 and 2016

Outstanding Leadership Contribution, American Bar Association – Section of Intellectual Property Law

Raytheon Achievement Award

Klipsch Electrical and Computer Engineering Scholarship


Areas of Practice

Intellectual Property

Associations & Memberships

Tarrant County Bar Foundation, Fellow

Leadership ISD, Fellow, 2017-2018

Eldon G. Mahon American Inn of Court, Barrister, 2017-2019

Tarrant County Bar Association, IP Section, Vice-Chair, 2012-2013, Treasurer, 2011-2012

The Honorable Barbara M. G. Lynn American Inn of Court, Associate, 2013-2015, Pupil, 2012

The Order of Barristers

Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity

Kappa Sigma Fraternity





Juris Doctor, Texas Wesleyan University School of Law

Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering, Minor in Mathematics, New Mexico State University

Bar/Court Admissions

Texas Bar

Registered Patent Attorney, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas



Rick Sanchez Delivers Keynote to Leadership ISD

On March 28, 2018, Rick Sanchez provided the keynote address at an invitation-only event for Leadership ISD. The purpose of...