Richard is an associate in the IP, Tech and Data Group. He focuses on intellectual property law, with an emphasis on litigation, PTAB trials, and licensing. His litigation experience includes preliminary injunctions, pre-suit investigations, discovery, motion practice, claim construction, and trial preparations. Richard also focuses on patent prosecution, trade secrets, licensing, and portfolio management with an emphasis in the electrical and computer arts including optics, lasers, encryption and encoding, semiconductors, electrical circuits, computer software, fintech, and telecommunication technologies. He has represented clients in a wide range of industries, including Avid Technology, Carnegie Mellon University, Conagra, Educational Testing Service, Marvell Semiconductor, SAP, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, and many others.
Prior to joining Reed Smith, Richard was part of an intellectual property practice at a large international law firm. Prior to becoming an attorney, he worked as an electrical engineer for Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems and held leadership positions as a software consultant and project manager for Hexagon AB. His technical background includes experience in digital signal processing, RADAR receiver exciter design, FPGA programming, and high-availability database application and network system engineering.
Richard is a member of The Q. Todd Dickinson American Inn of Court and the Pittsburgh Intellectual Property Law
- University of Pittsburgh School of Law, 2014, J.D.
- University of Pittsburgh, 2007, B.S.
- U.S. District Court - Western District of Pennsylvania
- U.S. Patent & Trademark Office