Richard is a patent attorney with experience preparing and prosecuting U.S. and foreign patent applications for individual inventors, small and large companies, and academic institutions. Richard works with clients to protect inventions relating to a wide variety of technologies, including: protein and small molecule pharmaceuticals, antibody therapeutics, vaccines, gene therapy, genetic engineering, antisense technology, genomics, tissue regeneration and organogenesis, stem cell derived technologies, lead compound discovery and development, model organism screening assays for gene and drug discovery, drug delivery systems, nucleic acid and protein chip-based technologies, bioinformatics analysis, nanobiotechnology, biological imaging, medical devices, microfluidics, and biofuels. Additionally, Richard also counsels clients on domestic and foreign patent strategy, and assists clients with the preparation of patentability, infringement, validity, and freedom-to-operate opinions.
Before Edwards Wildman
Richard has over 17 years of research experience, which includes a seminal contribution to the field of developmental biology that demonstrated the spineless-aristapedia gene encodes the master regulator of distal antennal development in the fruit fly. Richard was awarded research grants from multiple prestigious funding agencies, including: Pew Charitable Trust, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and National Institutes of Health.
Besides Edwards Wildman
Richard enjoys photography, fishing, and mountaineering. (Patent Agent)