Specialist Practice Areas
Patent preparation, prosecution and litigation, IP validity searches and opinions, IP infringement analysis
Richard has extensive experience in the field of utility and design patents. He is highly proficient in patent prosecution in examining jurisdictions, including the United States Patent and Trademark Office, the European Patent Office and the World Intellectual Property Organization, including extensive knowledge of patent office procedural and administrative requirements in each jurisdiction. Richard further assists clients with patent specification drafting, including international patents (USA). He provides detailed utility patent, design patent and trademark validity and infringement analysis and opinions. He is also a highly skilled litigator with extensive knowledge of the litigation process for utility patents and design patents. Prior to joining CWB, Richard worked for a well-known and highly specialized boutique intellectual property law firm in South Africa.
- University of Johannesburg, South Africa, BSC
- University of Johannesburg, South Africa, LLB