Rick successfully prosecuted thousands of patents during his three-decade tenure at Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, LLP, including a decade as Head of the Chemical Section at Oblon. Prior to that, he practiced as an Examiner in the Special Laws Administration Division of the USPTO. Rick possesses a unique perspective on the realities of client needs, including budgets. He pragmatically advises clients on how to best meet those needs, given the perpetually dynamic nature of the USPTO’s policies and procedures. This experience, in combination with Rick’s technical background, provides clients with an effective, team-oriented advocate who both understands their technology and how to best utilize the resources at hand.
Rick’s enthusiasm to leverage his wealth of IP experience in a modern and cost-effective manner led to his and his co-founders’ establishment of Element IP. The implementation of this vision allows him to put the focus where it should be – on the work itself.