Clifford Ulrich devotes his practice to patent litigation, post-grant review proceeding before the USPTO, patent counseling, patent portfolio analysis, and patent prosecution (both foreign and domestic), with a particular emphasis in the mechanical, electrical, and electro-mechanical arts. He also has vast experience in design patents. Mr. Ulrich’s experience covers a broad range of technologies, including automotive devices and systems, aerospace systems, computer devices and peripherals, consumer goods and medical devices.

Since 2008, Mr. Ulrich has been heavily involved in post-grant review proceedings before the USPTO, handling a majority of the inter partes reexamination, ex parte reexamination, and inter partes review proceedings brought by Kenyon on behalf of its clients. A majority of these proceedings are related to concurrent litigation, and Mr. Ulrich’s experience in post-grant review proceedings is invaluable in developing defensive strategies in patent litigation.

Prior to entering the legal profession, Mr. Ulrich gained industry experience as a design and manufacturing engineer.

Select Publications

  • “Getting the Deal Through – Patents,” 2014.
  • “Conjunction Junction: PTAB Tackles ‘And/Or’ in Claims,” Law360, April 14, 2014.
Bar and Court Admissions
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • Registered Patent Attorney: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Professional Organizations
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
  • New York Intellectual Property Law Association (NYPLA)
  • Vereinigung von Fachleuten des Gewerblichen Rechtsschutzes (VPP)