Richard Straussman is Senior Counsel to the Firm, primarily specializing in patent
prosecution before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Intellectual Property
portfolio creation & management, and patent litigation in the U.S courts.
Mr. Straussman's has nearly two decades of experience almost exclusively relating
to intellectual property. Mr. Straussman's practice centers around patent
prosecution, IP-related due diligence on both the buy and sell sides, patent
litigation, and opinion matters primarily in the fields of computer hardware and
software, consumer technology, and medical devices. He has significant experience
specifically rendering written opinions on such issues of validity, enforceability and
infringement of U.S. patents. He also has significant experience advising and
assisting clients in enhancing company value through developing and managing
complete intellectual property portfolios covering patents, trademarks, copyrights,
trade secrets and know how for the U.S. and abroad. He has also handled diverse
matters in the courts including patent infringement litigations and appeals; several
copyright infringement matters related to films of live sporting events; preparation
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and submission of a brief to the U.S. Supreme Court; and arguing a criminal appeal
before the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York for
the First Judicial Department as a special assistant district attorney on behalf of the
Manhattan District Attorney's Office.
Prior to joining Weitzman IP, Mr. Straussman was a partner with Morgan &
Finnegan LLP and then with Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP.
Prior to his legal career Mr. Straussman held the position of senior engineer for a
prominent electronics corporation where he did hardware, software and firmware