Attorney Profile:

Patrick Richards

Patrick Richards: Attorney with Richards Patent Law P.C.
  • Managing Partner at Richards Patent Law P.C. (1 Attorneys)
  • Willis (Sears) Tower, 233 South Wacker Drive, Eighty-Fourth Floor, Chicago, IL 60606
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  • Patrick Richards is a registered patent attorney the owner of Richards Patent Law P.C. He focuses his practice on acquiring patent protection for his clients and ensuring his clients' patent rights align with their business goals.
  • Peer Reviews 4.9/5.0 9 Reviews
    Peer Reviews (9 Reviews)
    4.9/5.0
    Client Reviews 100% Recommended 18 Reviews

Biography

Patrick founded Richards Patent Law, and is a patent attorney, the co-founder of a medical device software company, and a professor at the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law.

Areas of Practice (37)

  • Patents
  • Intellectual Property
  • Patent Prosecution
  • Utility Patents
  • Design Patents
  • PCT Patents
  • Provisional Patent Applications
  • Patent Portfolio Management
  • Patent Transactions
  • Patent Licenses
  • Patent Agreements
  • Patent Joint Developments
  • Patent Infringement Claims
  • Patent Freedom to Practice Opinions
  • Patent Validity and Enforceability Opinions
  • Trademarks
  • International Trademarks
  • Internet Trademarks
  • Trademark Licensing
  • Trademark Litigation
  • Trademark Prosecution
  • Trademark Infringement
  • Trademark Protection
  • Trademark Registration
  • Trademark Arbitration
  • Software Copyright
  • Copyrights
  • Copyright Infringement
  • Copyright Licensing
  • Copyright Litigation
  • Copyright Prosecution
  • Copyright Protection
  • Copyright Registration
  • Internet Copyright Law
  • Trade Secrets
  • Theft of Trade Secrets
  • Trade Secret Misappropriation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
312-588-6798  Phone
www.richardspatentlaw.com
University Attended:
University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, B.S.C.E., with honors, 1997
Law School Attended:
University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 2000
Year of First admission:
2000
Admission:
2000, Illinois; 2003, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois; registered to practice before U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Memberships:
Chicago and Illinois State Bar Associations.
Birth Information:
July 31, 1975
ISLN:
915173325
Hobbies & interests:
Hobbyist musician (double bass and electric bass) and vintage electronics enthusiast (I repair and restore vintage guitar amplifiers).

Peer Reviews

  • 4.9/5.0 9 reviews
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 01/05/12 in Patents

    Top notch patent lawyer. Read more

    Top notch patent lawyer.

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Principal on 12/18/11 in Patent Applications

    Patrick is a conscientious attorney and is committed to serving his clients with the highest level of integrity and thoughtfulness. Read more

    Patrick is a conscientious attorney and is committed to serving his clients with the highest level of integrity and thoughtfulness.

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Of Counsel on 12/13/11 in Patents

    Pat is a lawyer of exceptional ability and integrity. He is in the uppermost echelon of attorneys practicing in his field, and understands the intricacies of how to guid... Read more

    Pat is a lawyer of exceptional ability and integrity. He is in the uppermost echelon of attorneys practicing in his field, and understands the intricacies of how to guide a client through the patent law process as well as integrate patent law representation with the client's legal and business needs in other areas.

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 12/11/11 in Patents

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 12/11/11 in Patent Prosecution

    Ethical and highly knowledgeable, I often recommend that clients with patent issues contact Patrick. Read more

    Ethical and highly knowledgeable, I often recommend that clients with patent issues contact Patrick.

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Principal on 12/11/11 in Patents

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Principal on 12/10/11 in Patent Applications

    Patrick is an excellent attorney in all regards. Read more

    Patrick is an excellent attorney in all regards.

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  • 4.8/5.0 by a Principal on 12/18/11 in Intellectual Property Prosecution

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  • 4.0/5.0 by a Partner on 12/27/11 in Intellectual Property

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  • 5.0/5.0 18 reviews
  • 100% client recommended 18 recommendations
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  • 5.0/5.0 on 01/13/12

    Attempting to put into words the passion, integrity, commitment and knowledge demonstrated by Patrick does not do justice to the superb work and guidance that he has show... Read more

    Attempting to put into words the passion, integrity, commitment and knowledge demonstrated by Patrick does not do justice to the superb work and guidance that he has shown me and my partner throughout our journey, from the patent filing process to the steep learning curve of bringing a medical device to market. Patrick is an unending source of support, resources and intellect coupled with a constant enthusiasm and drive to succeed.

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  • 5.0/5.0 on 01/08/12

    Please note that Patrick has not asked me to write this recommendation; nor have I written many at all in total. I am doing so on my own because I am so happy with Patric... Read more

    Please note that Patrick has not asked me to write this recommendation; nor have I written many at all in total. I am doing so on my own because I am so happy with Patrick and his work. I started working w/ Patrick a year ago, and have been working with him consistently ever since. When you hire Patrick to help you file your patent(s), you end up finding out that you've also got someone who, without asking, helps you develop a strategic long-term plan for your intellectual property portfolio.

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  • 5.0/5.0 on 01/08/12

    I feel extremely fortunate to have come across Patrick as early as I did in my search for a patent attorney. From the initial meeting I received a sense that Patrick had... Read more

    I feel extremely fortunate to have come across Patrick as early as I did in my search for a patent attorney. From the initial meeting I received a sense that Patrick had a very personal approach to working with his clients and was not looking at simply obtaining another client from whom he could extract business. I will definitely continue to use Patrick for all of my IP related needs and will recommend others to consider him as well.

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  • 5.0/5.0 on 01/06/12

    To my delight, Patrick was able to assimilate the complex mechanical and anatomic details of my medical device during our initial consultation. Now a year and a half lat... Read more

    To my delight, Patrick was able to assimilate the complex mechanical and anatomic details of my medical device during our initial consultation. Now a year and a half later I can further say that Patrick's drive, integrity, and passion for his craft are evident in every interaction that I have had with him - without exception. What makes Patrick special is that he combines creativity and enthusiasm with a knowledge of the world of IP that is as detailed as it is vast.

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  • 5.0/5.0 on 11/23/10

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  • 5.0/5.0 on 09/28/10

    Compared to other patent attorney with whom we have worked, Patrick provides top quality service. He is astute: he rapidly gains an understanding of the technology and is... Read more

    Compared to other patent attorney with whom we have worked, Patrick provides top quality service. He is astute: he rapidly gains an understanding of the technology and is able to craft broad, yet concise, claims. He is also very easy to work with and allows his clients to fully participate in the application process. Finally, the value he offers is second to none.

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  • 5.0/5.0 on 07/06/10

    Very informative. Took the time to explain all my options so I could fully understand and make a informed decision. Fully understood what I envisioned in my head and put... Read more

    Very informative. Took the time to explain all my options so I could fully understand and make a informed decision. Fully understood what I envisioned in my head and put it on paper in full detail. Extremely professional and would recommend his services to anyone.

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  • 5.0/5.0 on 06/10/10

    Very knowledgeable and helpful with all my questions and concerns. Extremely easy to talk with and a speedy response time with all matters. Able to comprehend my vision v... Read more

    Very knowledgeable and helpful with all my questions and concerns. Extremely easy to talk with and a speedy response time with all matters. Able to comprehend my vision verbally and put it on paper exactly as it was in my head. Great person to do business with.

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  • 5.0/5.0 on 06/09/10

    As a new product developer I had been looking for a great patent attorney, and found exactly what I was looking for in Patrick. His knowledge and attention to detail, com... Read more

    As a new product developer I had been looking for a great patent attorney, and found exactly what I was looking for in Patrick. His knowledge and attention to detail, combined with his ability to clearly communicate, his fast response times, and sensitivity to budget, are qualities which will ensure our continued and successful business relationship. Patrick is a true professional. Not to mention a genuinely nice guy.

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  • 5.0/5.0 on 05/30/10

    As a new product developer I had been looking for a great patent attorney, and found exactly what I was looking for in Patrick. His knowledge and attention to detail, com... Read more

    As a new product developer I had been looking for a great patent attorney, and found exactly what I was looking for in Patrick. His knowledge and attention to detail, combined with his ability to clearly communicate, his fast response times, and sensitivity to budget, are qualities which will ensure our continued and successful business relationship. Patrick is a true professional. Not to mention a genuinely nice guy.

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