In addition to his law degree, Richard holds a BSE in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan. For more than a decade, Richard has worked with inventors and companies from coast-to-coast on all areas of Intellectual Property Law, including trademarks, copyrights, patent prosecution and litigation, as well as in preparing licensing and other types of technology transfer agreements.
Richard is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and focuses his practice on a variety of technologies such as powered vehicles, air and space systems and structures, reinforced composites, computer hardware, sensors and control systems, and medical devices, to name a few. Additionally, his practice includes trademark matters, reexamination (post-grant) proceedings, accelerated patent examination proceedings, due diligence evaluations, clearance studies, infringement, invalidity and patentability opinions, confidentiality agreements, and strategic intellectual property portfolio development and management.
Prior to earning his law degree, Richard worked as a Structural Aerospace Engineer at The Boeing Company on wing structures, high lift systems, electromechanical power generation systems, landing gear systems and complex gear systems. He is veteran of the U.S. Army, and a member of the University of Michigan Alumni Association.