Richard B. Klar is a registered U.S. Patent Attorney licensed to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO). He has almost three decades of experience in patent, trademark and copyright law. Throughout his career, he has counselled small, medium and large size corporations as well as start-up businesses.
Mr. Klar has drafted and prosecuted hundreds of domestic and foreign patent applications and prosecution, and has argued before U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) (formerly known as the U.S. Patent Board of Appeals and Interferences), and has handled the following:
- patent interference practice
- reexamination proceedings
- drafting and submission appeal briefs, reply briefs
He has successfully argued oral hearings before the PTAB, patentability searches and opinions, infringement searches and opinions, validity searches and opinions, interviews with patent examiners. In addition, he has sucessfully litigated intellectual property law cases in various federal district courts throughout the country, including the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and before the International Trade Commission (“ITC”) and litigated in State Courts.
With respect to trademarks, he has prepared numerous trademark applications and handled the subsequent prosecution (domestic and foreign), and filed copyright applications.
He has worked on the following technologies:
- various mechanical arts
- hinge mechanisms
- farm machinery
- automotive vehicles
- business method
- computer hardware
- computer software
- encryption and semiconductor technology
- medical technology, including ultrasound imaging specifically for cardiologic uses.
|Author: The United States Supreme Court's Decision In Ebay v. Mercexchange: How Irreparable The Injury To Patent Injunctions?||14 Widener L. Rev. 239||2008|
|Quoted & referenced in “You & Your Big Ideas” By Brian Fried||Wing Span Press||2008|
|Author Ebay Inc. v. Mercexchange, L.L.C.: The Right To Exclude Under U.S. Patent Law & The Public Interest||27 Whittier L.Rev. 985 (2006), Reprinted in October 2006 issue of the Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society Vol. 88, No. 10||2006, October 2006|
|Co-author - United States Patent Law & Practice, Digest of Intellectual Property Laws of the World, Co-author: multi-volume treatise, updated semi-annually on United States Patent Practice and Procedure.||Oceana Publications. Inc.||1991 -1994|
|Author- Steering Clear of Infringement Disputes, Selling Christmas Decorations||January 1997|
|Co-author - Understand the Importance of Protecting Ideas in the Toy Industry||Playthings, Vol. 84, No. 2||February 1986|
- New York Law School (JD, 1982)
- City College of New York (BEE, 1976)
- New York
- U.S. Supreme Court
- U.S. Court of Appeals (Federal Circuit)
- U.S. District Court of New York (Eastern and Southern Districts)
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office