Richard L. Green, Ph.D.

Richard L. Green, Ph.D.

Of Counsel
Salt Lake City, UT

About Richard

Richard Green practices in Stoel Rives’ Technology & Intellectual Property group and is a registered patent attorney with more than 10 years’ experience working with intellectual property owners and technology companies ranging from biotech to engineering firms. Richard counsels inventors regarding patentability and IP strategy, and drafts and prosecutes utility and design patent applications and trademark registration applications.

Years of experience in commercializing early-stage technologies have given Richard a special understanding of the role sound intellectual property strategy plays in moving ideas along the path from conception to actual impact. Along the way, he has found two practices to be invaluable: being a willing and active listener; and employing a calm, rational approach to solving problems and resolving conflicts. Richard brings these skills to each engagement in his current practice.

Before joining Stoel Rives, Richard was a patent attorney for the Law Offices of R.P. Burrasca and for Thomson Law PLLC (2019), a contracts attorney and a Director of Business & Tech Development in the Center for Technology & Venture Commercialization at the University of Utah (2013-2018) and a patent attorney for Thorpe North & Western LLP (2005-2012).

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  • Drafted and prosecuted utility patent applications for a global health research organization.
  • Prepared and prosecuted more than 50 U.S. and foreign patent applications in a wide variety of areas, including medical devices, pharmaceuticals, molecular biology, applied chemistry, materials science, microfluidics, and information technology.
  • Provided critical support to IP commercialization efforts by drafting, reviewing, and negotiating inter-institutional commercialization agreements, license agreements and confidentiality agreements.
  • Prepared freedom-to-operate opinions and infringement analyses.
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Honors & Activities

Civic & Professional Activities

  • President (2011-12), Vice President (2009-10), University of Utah College of Science Alumni Association
  • Advisory Board Member, University of Utah College of Science, 2011-12
  • Charter Member (Barrister), David K. Winder Intellectual Property Inn of Court
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Insights & Presentations

Insights & Presentations

  • “Update on Patent Eligibility - 35 U.S.C. § 101” Meeting of David K. Winder IP Inn of Court, March 2019
  • “Licensing Pitfalls,” (Pupillage Co-Chair) Meeting of David K. Winder IP Inn of Court, Nov. 2017
  • “IP Protection: Strategy and Budget,” Meeting of David K. Winder IP Inn of Court, Jan. 2017
  • “Drafting License Agreements to Maintain IP Value,” Meeting of David K. Winder IP Inn of Court, Jan. 2016
  • “Patent Prosecution for Effective Licensing and Third-Party Investment,” CLE presentation to IP Section of the Utah State Bar IP section, May 2016
  • “Intellectual Property: a primer for U. Employees,” invited presentation to University of Utah Marriott Library faculty and staff, Sept. 2014

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