U.S. Patent Prosecution;
Patent Trial and Appeal Board Proceedings;
U.S. Trademark Prosecution;
Trademark Trial Appeal Board Proceedings;
U.S. Copyright Registrations;
International Prosecution of Intellectual Property;
Licensing, Other Transactional Work & Client Counseling;
Due Diligence Investigations of IP Portfolios During Acquisition or Merger Transactions;
U.S. Trademark Oppositions;
European Patent and Trademark Oppositions;
Rick is involved in all aspects of intellectual property law, with a focus on trademark application preparation and prosecution domestically and internationally. He represents large and small clients from a diverse range of industries and often works directly with in-house counsel to develop and maintain their worldwide patent and trademark portfolios. His patent practice includes utility and design patents, appeals to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Board of Appeals and Interferences, and reexamination proceedings.
Rick is a frequent speaker on patent and trademark matters. He speaks each year at the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) Annual Trademark Boot Camp.
Rick is most at home in the water. He’s a three-time All-American swimmer, competing at a national and international level. At one point, he was ranked as one of the top twenty-five swimmers in the world. When on dry land, Rick enjoys golfing, skiing, and running.