Richard L. Rainey is a partner who focuses on patent litigation and is resident in Covington & Burling LLP's Washington, D.C. office. Richard has been lead counsel in a number of major trial court matters both in district court and before the U.S. International Trade Commission. Richard also has been lead counsel in a number of significant cases before the Federal Circuit and is a co-author of the seminal treatise on practice and procedure before that court. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1989 and his law degree from the George Washington University Law School in 1994. At George Washington, he graduated with high honors and was a senior editor for the George Washington University Law Review, and, with a partner, was the National winner of the 1994 Giles S. Rich Moot Court competition. After graduation from law school, he served as a law clerk to The Honorable Roderick R. McKelvie of the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware and to The Honorable Randall R. Rader of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He regularly lectures and writes on patent law and is a Professorial Lecturer in Law at the George Washington University Law School, teaching a course in patent enforcement. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America for intellectual property law, Chambers and Super Lawyers. Richard is also admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.