Derek Richmond focuses his practice on helping to capitalize on new technology in the marketplace. He understands that intellectual property is a tool for turning ideas into income. He routinely counsels clients on how best to maneuver intellectual property to develop and strengthen business. He is experienced in conducting infringement, validity and state of the art studies. He is also experienced in intellectual property enforcement and licensing negotiations, and has been able to discourage potential infringers from trespassing on clients’ rights and promote his clients’ licensing revenue.
Clients from all over the United States and around the world have relied on Derek’s expertise to help reinforce and maintain a foothold in their markets. Derek has directly represented clients in Asia, Europe and Africa in patent prosecution.
Over the course of his career, Derek has worked with several Fortune 100 companies in both a legal and engineering capacity. Derek is experienced in the field of thermodynamics and equipment design for industrial uses. He served as an engineer in plants for two automotive manufacturers, which included designing assembly line components and methods. Part of Derek’s automotive manufacturing experience includes programming robots to assemble finished vehicles. Other manufacturing experience includes designing industrial furnaces for heat treating materials.
Various professional engineering societies, universities and professional associations have continuously sought out Derek’s expertise on various matters. He regularly lectures on the value of intellectual property. He participates in various round table discussions concerning the state and development of intellectual property law.