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Overview

Richard Wydeven's practice involves patent matters arising in a variety of industries.  He consults with inventors and corporate counsel to prepare, file, and prosecute patent applications and develop and maintain patent portfolios that are responsive to the competitive, commercial, and technical needs of the client.  Mr. Wydeven counsels clients on a variety of patent-related issues, such as: patentability of inventions; infringement, validity, and enforceability of the client's or the client's competitors' patents; patent design-around; licensing of patents; IP due diligence; and technology transfer and research and development issues.  His practice also includes litigation in matters involving a range of intellectual property issues, such as: patents, trademarks and trade dress, trade secrets, copyrights, and unfair competition.

Prior to entering the legal profession, Mr. Wydeven was employed as an engineer in the aerospace industry.

Publications & Presentations

"The Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976: A Contemporary Look at Jurisdiction Under the Commercial Activity Exception," Review of Litigation (1992-94)