John Richards is a partner and resident in the New York Office of the firm. Mr. Richards specializes in chemical and biochemical patent matters including drafting and prosecution of patent applications in these fields in the United States, Europe and abroad. With respect to Europe, he handles matters for clients of the the firm's London, Munich and New York offices before both the UK Intellectual Property Office and the European Patent Office (EPO). He is also widely experienced in the negotiation and drafting of patent know-how and license agreements.
John Richards started work in the patent profession in the patent department of the British chemical company Albright & Wilson in 1966. He joined Ladas & Parry in 1973, becoming a partner in 1982. He is the general editor of Legal Aspects of Introducing Products to the United States (Kluwer 1988) and co-author of Intellectual Property and the Internal Market of the European Community (Graham & Trotman 1993). He is an adjunct associate professor at Fordham University School of Law where he teaches U.S. and international patent law and at John Marshall Law School in Chicago where he teaches a course in international patent law. Mr. Richards has written and spoken frequently on international intellectual property issues, especially in the fields of patents and copyrights in the United States, Canada, India and the Far East. He has been identified as a New York Super Lawyer.
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