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Patrick Richards - Chicago, Illinois


Richards Patent Law is a Chicago, IL place patent regulation workplace serving individuals and companies of all sizes. I paintings with clients from across america and round the sector to prepare, file and prosecute patents at the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

I started Richards Patent Law after spending over 8 years within the highbrow property organization of the Chicago office of McDermott Will & Emery LLP, a massive standard practice corporation in which I concentrated my practice on patent prosecution, counseling, opinion work and litigation.

As a companion at McDermott, I controlled worldwide patent portfolios for several major corporations, in addition to some of small and medium sized businesses. I actually have enjoy in all stages of utility, design and PCT patent prosecution in lots of technical fields, such as the areas of mechanical, electric, pc systems, chemical and monetary products technology.

In addition to my significant patent prosecution enjoy, I actually have cautioned severa customers on topics regarding: patent portfolio acquisition and management; patent portfolio licenses, income and purchases; joint improvement agreements; freedom to exercise critiques; patentability critiques; non-infringement reviews; and employment and non-compete agreements.

Representative technologies:
* laptop software program patents
* medical device patents
* dental device patents
* plastic packaging patents
* wi-fi networks patents
* electronic manipulate structures patents
* electronic security systems patents
* automatic digital advertising systems patents
* electrolytic compositions and devices patents
* injection molding system patents
* machining and tooling units and products patents
* automotive era patents
* superior materials patents
* financial services and investments patents
* musical system patents
* enterprise method patents
* inexperienced era and sustainable era patents

I earned my bachelors of technology in civil engineering, with honors from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. I earned my regulation degree from the University of Virginia, School of Law. I am admitted to exercise before the courts of Illinois and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and am registered to exercise for the United States Patent and Trademark Office.



Legal Issues

    Intellectual Property
    Patent Appeals, Patent Litigation, Patent Prosecution
    Trademark Litigation, Trademark Registration
    • International Patents
    • Patent Applications
    • Patent Law
    • Patent Opinions


  • Free Consultation
    Initial consultations are loose. Per assignment fixed costs general for most patent and opinion work. Hourly costs to be had.


Registered Patent Lawyer
United States Patent and Trademark Office


  • English: Spoken, Written

Accepted Jurisdictions

Illinois Jurdictions
Since 2000


  • Adjunct Professor
    Pritzker Northwestern School of Law
  • Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer
    Resonance Medical LLC
  • Founder and Managing Lawyer
    Richards Patent Law P.C.
  • Partner
    McDermott Will & Emery LLP


University of Virginia School of Law
Graduation year: 1997
University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
B.S. | Civil Engineering
Graduation year: 1993

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