Patrick Richards

Patrick Richards (Chicago, Illinois)

Patrick Richards

Attorney in Chicago, IL
Former partner in the Intellectual Property, Media and Technology group at McDermott Will & Emery LLP in Chicago.
312-588-6798 312-588-6798 Call now
Free Consultation | Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Area
  • Patents
  • Intellectual Property
  • Patent Prosecution
  • Utility Patents
  • Design Patents
  • PCT Patents
  • Provisional Patent Applications
  • Patent Portfolio Management
  • Patent Transactions
  • Patent Licenses
  • Patent Agreements
  • Patent Joint Developments
  • Patent Infringement Claims
  • Patent Freedom to Practice Opinions
  • Patent Validity and Enforceability Opinions
Volunteer attorney with the Lawyers for the Creative Arts.
Total time spent on pro bono work: 5%
Ratings

Overall Client Rating

in Intellectual Property
 
5.0 out of 5.0
Communication Ability
5.0
Responsiveness
5.0
Quality of Service
5.0
Value for Money
5.0
  • Data based on 18 reviews
  • Recommended by 18 Client(s)
  • Last reviewed on 01/13/12
Posted by a Small Business on 01/13/12
5.0 out of 5.0
Attempting to put into words the passion, integrity, commitment and knowledge demonstrated by Patrick does not do justice to the superb work and guidance that he has shown me and my partner throughout our journey, from the patent filing process to the steep learning curve of bringing a medical device to market. Patrick is an unending source of support, resources and intellect coupled with a constant enthusiasm and drive to succeed.
Posted by a Small Business on 01/08/12
5.0 out of 5.0
I feel extremely fortunate to have come across Patrick as early as I did in my search for a patent attorney. From the initial meeting I received a sense that Patrick had a very personal approach to working with his clients and was not looking at simply obtaining another client from whom he could extract business. I will definitely continue to use Patrick for all of my IP related needs and will recommend others to consider him as well.
Posted by a Small Business on 01/08/12
5.0 out of 5.0
Please note that Patrick has not asked me to write this recommendation; nor have I written many at all in total. I am doing so on my own because I am so happy with Patrick and his work. I started working w/ Patrick a year ago, and have been working with him consistently ever since. When you hire Patrick to help you file your patent(s), you end up finding out that you've also got someone who, without asking, helps you develop a strategic long-term plan for your intellectual property portfolio.
Posted by a Consumer on 01/06/12
5.0 out of 5.0
To my delight, Patrick was able to assimilate the complex mechanical and anatomic details of my medical device during our initial consultation. Now a year and a half later I can further say that Patrick's drive, integrity, and passion for his craft are evident in every interaction that I have had with him - without exception. What makes Patrick special is that he combines creativity and enthusiasm with a knowledge of the world of IP that is as detailed as it is vast.
Posted by a Small Business on 09/28/10
5.0 out of 5.0
Compared to other patent attorney with whom we have worked, Patrick provides top quality service. He is astute: he rapidly gains an understanding of the technology and is able to craft broad, yet concise, claims. He is also very easy to work with and allows his clients to fully participate in the application process. Finally, the value he offers is second to none.
Posted by a Consumer on 07/06/10
5.0 out of 5.0
Very informative. Took the time to explain all my options so I could fully understand and make a informed decision. Fully understood what I envisioned in my head and put it on paper in full detail. Extremely professional and would recommend his services to anyone.
Posted by a Consumer on 06/10/10
5.0 out of 5.0
Very knowledgeable and helpful with all my questions and concerns. Extremely easy to talk with and a speedy response time with all matters. Able to comprehend my vision verbally and put it on paper exactly as it was in my head. Great person to do business with.
Posted by a Consumer on 06/09/10
5.0 out of 5.0
As a new product developer I had been looking for a great patent attorney, and found exactly what I was looking for in Patrick. His knowledge and attention to detail, combined with his ability to clearly communicate, his fast response times, and sensitivity to budget, are qualities which will ensure our continued and successful business relationship. Patrick is a true professional. Not to mention a genuinely nice guy.
Posted by a Consumer on 05/30/10
5.0 out of 5.0
As a new product developer I had been looking for a great patent attorney, and found exactly what I was looking for in Patrick. His knowledge and attention to detail, combined with his ability to clearly communicate, his fast response times, and sensitivity to budget, are qualities which will ensure our continued and successful business relationship. Patrick is a true professional. Not to mention a genuinely nice guy.
Posted by a Consumer on 05/03/10
5.0 out of 5.0
I Googled Patent Attorneys in Chicago, and Patrick popped up near the top of the search results. After comparing several of the results, I decided to give him a call. He was very professional and informative and asked a lot of questions of me to help him fully understand my needs and provide the right course of action. I had a great feeling that Patrick was the right man for the job, and we were able to accomplish my goals within our time frame at a great value for my money.
Posted by a Consumer on 04/28/10
5.0 out of 5.0
Patrick Richards took the time to personally return all my phone calls and answer any questions I had, promptly. He does not delegate his duties and will personally see that you are taken care of. Along with an impressive resume, Patrick Richards has courtroom experience in dealing with patent infringement so he knows the in's and out's of preparing a proper provisional/non provisional patent application. This is a very important advantage to the inventor. I highly recommend Patrick Richards.
Posted by a Small Business on 04/27/10
5.0 out of 5.0
Patrick Richards has been instrumental in helping me get my medical device to where it is today. His background expertise in the engineering field, professionalism, as well as his passion for working with individual/independent inventors, are defining qualities that makes him most valuable to individual physicians developing medical devices, such as myself. I am very fortunate to have him as my patent attorney. I look forward to working with him on the many patents I have coming in the future.
Posted by a Small Business on 04/27/10
5.0 out of 5.0
Working with Patrick Richards has made a world of difference in the development of my medical device. His engineering background coupled with his in-depth knowledge for IP law has translated the vision, which I have had for many years, into well protected intellectual property of which is my greatest pride. Most admirable is his ability to motivate and inspire a busy professional like myself, to get the patent is completed in a timely fashion. I highly recommend Richards Patent Law to anyone.
Posted by a Consumer on 04/27/10
5.0 out of 5.0
Patrick was able to quickly understand the engineering behind the patent and the business model for how the patent would be used. Based on this, he developed the most efficient and cost effective course of action. He exceeded all of my expectations in terms of the quality and thoroughness of the final documentation prepared.
Posted by a Small Business on 04/26/10
5.0 out of 5.0
The caliber of Patrick's services has been excellent while at the same time economical. Patrick has handled complex intellectual property issues for us while standing by his cost estimates. He is extremely responsive and does an excellent job of explaining complex IP situations to clients in layman terms.
Posted by a Consumer on 11/22/09
5.0 out of 5.0
Mr. Richards was able to work with, and meet my filing deadline.
Posted by a Small Business on 06/30/09
5.0 out of 5.0
Patrick's efficient work kept our costs down and he was always accessible by phone or email. Patrick also made it a point to work with us in person on several occasions to ensure we had the guidance we needed. As our company continues to work with complex intellectual property issues we will continue to seek Patrick’s guidance. We highly recommend Patrick Richards to anyone in need of an intellectual property attorney.

Overall Peer Rating

in Patents and Intellectual Property
 
4.9 out of 5.0
Legal Knowledge
4.9
Analytical Capabilities
4.9
Judgement
4.9
Communication Ability
4.9
Legal Experience
4.8
  • Meets very high criteria of general ethical standards
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Firm Details
Position
Managing Partner
Admission Details
Admitted in 2000, Illinois
2003, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
registered to practice before U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Credit Cards Accepted
Also accepts Other
Additional Payment Information
Free Initial Consultation
Fixed Hourly Rates
Fixed Fees Available
Law School Attended
University of Virginia School of Law
Class of 2000
J.D.
University Attended
University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana
Class of 1997
B.S.C.E.
with honors
Birth Information
Born in 1975
July 31, 1975
Associations & Memberships
Chicago and Illinois State Bar Associations.
Hobbies & Interests
Hobbyist musician (double bass and electric bass) and vintage electronics enthusiast (I repair and restore vintage guitar amplifiers).

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Firm Address
Richards Patent Law P.C.
Willis (Sears) Tower, 233 South Wacker Drive, Eighty-Fourth Floor,
Chicago, IL 60606
U.S.A.
Phone
312-283-8555 Call now
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Patrick Richards
Managing Partner
Richards Patent Law P.C.
Willis (Sears) Tower, 233 South Wacker Drive, Eighty-Fourth Floor,
Chicago, IL 60606

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