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Richard T. McCaulley, Jr.

Richard T. McCaulley, Jr.

Ropes & Gray LLP

Chicago, IL, USA

Richard McCaulley is Co-Chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property Litigation practice. He represents companies in complex patent, and antitrust disputes involving a wide range of technologies, including GPS technology, computer security and access protocols, medical devices, chemical products and processes, mechanical and electrical systems, software, polymer phase morphology and polymer film products. Richard's extensive experience includes jury and bench trials in the federal courts. He also lectures law students on patent trial practice.

Honors & Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America (2012)
  • 40 Under 40 (2005)
  • Euromoney's Guide to the World’s Leading Patent Law Practitioners (2008)


  • JD, magna cum laude, 1994, University of Notre Dame Law School
  • BS (Biomedical Engineering), 1987, Trinity College

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 1998
  • Illinois, 1994


  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 1994
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar, 2003
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin, 1995
Richard T. McCaulley, Jr. is associated with the following items:
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks Fundamentals of Patent Prosecution 2014: A Boot Camp for Claim Drafting & Amendment Writing
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Fundamentals of Patent Prosecution 2015: A Boot Camp for Claim Drafting & Amendment Writing, Tuesday, May 12, 2015, Chicago, IL
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