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Email:   crr@crichardlaw.com
Phone:  (202) 246-3320

LAW SCHOOL                  
University of Houston, Houston, TX
Doctor of Jurisprudence, 1998,
Magna Cum Laude, Ranking: Top 5%

Note on Intellectual Property Program
Law students at the University of Houston may take many specialized courses offered by the law school's
intellectual property program as part of their studies. The intellectual property program at the University of
Houston has been ranked in the top 10 in the United States for many years (see US NEWS AND WORLD
REPORTS rankings). Mr. Richard took the following courses in this program:  Intellectual Property Survey (Trade
Secrets, Copyrights, Trademarks and Patents), Patent Law (achieved best exam grade in class), Trademarks &
Unfair Competition, Technology Licensing and Patent Litigation.

George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
Graduate Courses in Nanotechnology, 2007, A+ in all courses

Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
Master of Engineering in Chemical Engineering, 1988, GPA: 3.92/4.00

University of Louisiana, Lafayette, LA
Bachelor of Science, Chemical Engineering,
Summa Cum Laude, Ranking: 1st in major, 3rd in university
Bachelor of Science, Microbiology,
Summa Cum Laude, Ranking: 1st in major, 2nd in university

New York (1999); District of Columbia (2000); USPTO (2000)

LEGAL EXPERIENCE  (prior to starting this firm in 2006)                       
Summary (1998-2006)
Intellectual property law, especially patent, in law firm, corporate and governmental settings. See U.S. Patent Nos.
6,482,969; 6,607,717; 6,987,157 and U.S. Patent Application  Pub. Nos. 20030158326; 20040249111 and
20040249112 for representative attorney work product. See U.S. Patent Nos. 7,094,738 and 7,098,172 for
representative patent examiner work product. Specific positions:

USPTO, Alexandria, Virginia; Patent Examiner: Oil Field Chemistry (Drilling and Related Fluids and Processes)

Eastman Chemical Company, Kingsport, Tennessee; Patent Attorney: Fibers, Polyethylene, and PET

Dow Corning Corporation, Midland, Michigan; Patent Attorney: Silicone polymers and Personal Care Products

Pennie & Edmonds LLP, New York, NY and Washington, DC; Attorney: Patent application preparation,
prosecution and/or patent litigation in pharmaceuticals, magnetic materials, polymers, food processing and other

Summary (1985-1995)
Process control and simulation in both consulting and operating companies. Projects in electrical utilities, oil
refining  and petrochemicals in the US, East Asia, Europe and the Middle East. PE Texas (Inactive). Most recent

Pemref Refinery, Yanbu, Saudi Arabia; Senior Advanced Process Control Engineer

RECENT PUBLICATIONS (copies might still  be available; please contact Mr. Richard if interested)
Understand the Importance and Pitfalls of the Patent System, HYDROCARBON PROCESSING, October 2006.
Profit from Understanding and Using the U.S. Patent System, CHEMICAL WEEKLY (India), Nov 21, 2006.        
A Primer on Patent Law, CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, August 2007.
Working with a Patent Attorney, CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, September 2007.
Nano Know-How, CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, February 2009.
Next-Generation Biofuels: Establishing, Protecting and Profiting from Technology Rights, ETHANOL  
Protecting and Profiting from Technology Rights, FOREST CHEMICALS REVIEW, May-June 2010.
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Patents and Other Technology Rights