Richards, Marc

Brinks Gilson & Lione | Shareholder

With more than 25 years of experience in intellectual property law, Marc Richards has helped secure and defend the innovations for the world’s largest high performing companies and for the newest high tech start-ups. As a seasoned attorney, Marc leads large client teams and co-chairs the Chemical, Energy and Agriculture Industry Practice Group at Brinks Gilson & Lione. His experience in litigation, patent office inter partes proceedings and patent prosecution translates into confident navigation of clients involved in complex intellectual property matters.

Marc focuses his practice in a broad range of technologies including computer software, financial services, material science, hydrocarbon and chemical processing, and pharmaceutical therapeutics. He also counsels clients on patent infringement and invalidity investigations, licensing and trade secret matters. Clients often look to Marc for advice in protecting non-traditional innovations and emerging technologies. Having traveled the globe for a half dozen years as an engineer and then cutting his teeth as a patent attorney prosecuting global portfolios extending over 40 countries, Marc brings a wealth of international IP experience to his clients’ advantage.

Marc has lectured internationally on numerous topics of intellectual property law and is active in several legal associations. He currently serves as Chair for the AIPPI-US Group, a division of the AIPLA, and been very involved with AIPPI at the International level. He previously served as an Officer on one and on the Board of Directors for three Intellectual Property Law Associations.

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