Paul Richter has been practicing all aspects of intellectual property law at Kenyon for over 20 years. As part of his practice, Mr. Richter regularly litigates patent cases before the federal courts in many different technical areas, with particular expertise in the biotechnology, chemical, agricultural, medical device, and pharmaceutical industries.
Mr. Richter has extensive experience representing his clients in matters before the USPTO, including prosecuting patent applications and strategically guiding his clients in creating and developing global patent portfolios across a variety of industries. He regularly handles complex inter partes matters before the USPTO, such as reexaminations and interferences, and works with foreign associates to develop and defend his clients’ foreign patent rights, including in opposition proceedings before the European Patent Office.
Mr. Richter’s practice also includes counseling his clients and providing them with opinions regarding patent infringement, validity and enforceability issues. He is actively involved in the negotiation and licensing of intellectual property rights.
In addition, Mr. Richter represents a variety of clients in trademark matters in the federal courts and before the USPTO.
Prior to joining Kenyon, Mr. Richter worked as a chemical engineer, where he carried out research and development activities in the high explosives industry.