Rick is an experienced intellectual property and commercial litigator and has appeared in courts throughout the United States, including the ITC. His practice is devoted to litigation of patent, trademark, trade dress, trade secret, and unfair competition matters, contested proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, and counseling clients on IP-related issues, including patent monetization and licensing. Rick has represented clients in a variety of technologies, including smartphones, networks, wireless systems, semiconductor manufacturing, CMOS, batteries, expert systems, mechanical devices, software applications, power controllers, disk drives, biotechnology, pharmaceutics, laboratory equipment, and wind tunnels. He routinely takes leading roles in all aspects of his cases and has significant experience briefing and arguing claim construction and dispositive motions. He is registered with the USPTO.
Rick has taught as an Adjunct Professor at Golden Gate University and Santa Clara Law School, and has served as Judge Pro Tem in Santa Clara Superior Court.