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Pat Richey is a trusted advisor to high-growth startups and actively manages the IP portfolios of many leading companies in the fields of big data analytics, natural language processing, distributed and remote systems, digital communications, and digital content distribution. Before entering the legal profession, Pat leveraged his undergraduate studies in Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to gain experience in software engineering and technology consulting. The combination of deep domain expertise and familiarity with the business realities of successful software development enable Pat to engage quickly with the most complex and cutting edge technology and provide thoughtful advice concerning the development of patent portfolios, trademark and branding strategy, and technology licensing. 

Practice Areas

IP Due Diligence
Licensing & Terms Of Use
Patent Protection
Trademark Protection
Trade Secrets
University Tech Transfer


University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, B.S., Computer Science,
Minors Mathematics and Software Engineering
University of California, Davis School of Law, J.D.

Bar Admissions

California State Bar
United States Patent and Trademark Office
United States District Court-Central District of California


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