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Patents and Other Technology Rights
Welcome to the Firm Website!
This firm provides a wide range of legal services relating to patents
and other technology rights. Please take a look through the website
for more information.
What's New?
Is data analytics the next big thing? Attorney Charles R. Richard
explored this topic in early 2013 by taking four MOOC courses on
Coursera. He found the courses interesting and saw potential for
application in the world of patents. Stayed tuned.

Attorney Charles R. Richard published an article in the May-June 2010 issue
Forest Chemicals Review on patents and trade secrets. He also published
an article on these same topics in the April 2010 issue of
Ethanol Producer
(click here).

Attorney Charles R. Richard gave a presentation on nanotechnology at the
2009 CHWMEG annual meeting in Baltimore. He published an article on the
basics of nanotechnology in the February 2009 issue of Chemical
Engineering.  His (positive) book review on Patent Savvy for Managers was
published in the January 2009 issue of the same magazine.

In order to better serve present/future clients in patents/other technology
rights, attorney Charles R. Richard completed graduate level course work in
nanotechnology at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia in 2007.

The firm's office moved to 1629 K Street, NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC
20006 on April 1, 2007.
A Statement of Firm Operating Principles
The operating emphasis of this firm is doing high quality work at a reasonable price with an
outlook to developing good, long term attorney-client relationships. With this in mind, the firm
has formulated a set of operating principles as follows:

(1) the client's interests, within legal and ethical bounds, come first.
(2) the client is to be given every opportunity to deal directly with the attorney(s) actually
doing the work for them.
(3) the client is best served by attorneys who view their work within the context of the client's
overall objectives.
(4) the client deserves a high quality work product for a reasonable fee.
(5) the establishment and maintenance of a good, long term relationship with the client is a
primary goal of this firm and is more important than any short term reward for the firm.