As a senior member of the firm’s patent prosecution group, Jonathan W. Richards works closely with clients in the management and development of their IP portfolios by helping them identify and protect key innovations and technologies through careful selection of U.S. and foreign IP protection strategies. He holds extensive experience working with patent, trademark and copyright matters and conducts due diligence investigations focused on funding transactions, negotiating and documenting asset acquisition and licensing transactions. He also frequently manages the preparation of formal legal opinions on a variety of issues including patent validity, infringement, and non-infringement and design around strategies. Mr. Richards regularly works with clients in the presentation of in-house seminars designed to assist them with educational presentations to engineers and managers on intellectual property issues. His technical experience includes electronics and electrical engineering, computer systems, e-commerce, IT, mechanics, software, and mechanical engineering.