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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.

Biography

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
  • reissues
  • 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.

Education

  • New York Law School (JD, 1982)
  • City College of New York (BEE, 1976)

Admissions

  • 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
Representative Matters

He has worked on the following technologies:

  • various mechanical arts
  • hinge mechanisms
  • farm machinery
  • automotive vehicles
  • telecommunications
  • electronics
  • business method
  • e-commerce
  • computer hardware
  • computer software
  • encryption and semiconductor technology
  • medical technology, including ultrasound imaging specifically for cardiologic uses.

Education

  • New York Law School (JD, 1982)
  • City College of New York (BEE, 1976)

Admissions

  • 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
TEACHING/LECTURING
New York Institute of TechnologyNYIT Club Law Club  Lecture on Intellectual Property law to Business School students May 12, 2014
New York Institute of TechnologyNYIT Club Law Club Lectured on Sports Law - Fall 2015 May 12, 2014 
Micle Marino Institute for Continuing Legal Education Lecturing on Patent, Trademark and Copyright Law to newly admitted attorneys. Current Faculty Member, From March 2001 to present (most recently Fall 2014)
Guest  speaker on Got Invention Radio

Show discussing Patent,Trademark and Copyright law (http://www.gotinvention.com/pastshows.php).

December 9, 2009
Suffolk County Inventors & Entrepreneurs Club Lecture on Patent, Trademark and Copyright Considerations for Inventors and Entrepreneurs July 2008
N.Y. Society of Professional Inventors , SUNY Farmingdale Lecture on “Patent Considerations For 21st Century Technologies” September 2007
Harmonization and its Impact on Trademark Law, New York County Lawyers Association Program Chair and Moderator April 1992
Computer Technology and the Law, New York University Lecturer and Adjunct Faculty Member 1983-1984
Protecting your Rights in the Toy Industry, American International Toy Fair Lecturer February 1986
Biotechnology and the Law, I.E.E.E., at Rockefeller University Lecturer

Fall 1985

Education

  • New York Law School (JD, 1982)
  • City College of New York (BEE, 1976)

Admissions

  • 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
PUBLICATIONS
Title Publisher Date
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

Education

  • New York Law School (JD, 1982)
  • City College of New York (BEE, 1976)

Admissions

  • 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