Richards Patent Law

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Patents, Trademarks, and other IP for Startups and Entrepreneurs

Richards Patent Law is a Chicago-based intellectual property law firm that knows early-stage and small business. RPL has worked with over 1,000 emerging companies since our inception. Our broad experience helping clients bring new products to market has given us unique insight into how to best manage your IP strategy.

From ideas on paper through product development to commercialization and beyond, we help clients make smarter decisions about their intellectual property. Not simply whether you can patent your invention, trademark your name, or copyright your software code, but whether you should.

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Behind the Idea: Gramovox

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Behind the Idea: Everpurse

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Behind the Idea: GoSili

What Makes Our Patent and Trademark Attorneys Different?

We know early-stage entrepreneurship and we enjoy working with our clients to find the best strategies for protecting their inventions, distinguishing their brands, and building their businesses. At heart, we are problem solvers and teachers. We take pride in patiently helping clients understand and evaluate their options before we move forward to take the appropriate legal action.

Our favorite clients are those whom we guide through the next stage of growth in their business, whether from idea to market or from national to international. It takes care and a trusting relationship to appropriately balance the need for valuable IP protection against the costs of legal services. This is what we do best.

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Patent & Trademark News

Patent Attorney Job Posting: RPL is Hiring Patent Prosecution Attorneys in Chicago

Experienced patent prosecution attorneys wanted for growing Chicago patent prosecution practice

Date iconFebruary 19, 2019

Microsoft Makes Entire Patent Portfolio Available to Open-Source Developers

The software giant joins Open Invention Network, offering its IP portfolio to members royalty-free.

Date iconOctober 29, 2018

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