Patents protect new and unique inventions. RPL helps you strategically patent your inventions, in the U.S. and internationally.

Patents protect new and unique inventions. We help you strategically patent your inventions, in the U.S. and internationally. We use utility patents to protect the functional features of your products and processes (how they work) and design patents to protect the ornamental features of your products (how they look). Our mission is to help you chart an effective and realistic path to valuable patent rights.

RPL does more than just file patent applications. We are experienced in every aspect of patent law. We manage inter partes reviews at the USPTO. We manage patent litigation in the federal courts. We negotiate patent licenses, patent sales, and joint development agreements in which intellectual property is featured. We also provide due diligence research and other support for patent-related corporate transactions.

Whether you are a potential client, or an attorney who needs help on a patent-related matter, we will be happy to assist you. 

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What Our Clients Have to Say

Behind the Idea: Gramovox

Behind the Idea: Gramovox

Visionary entrepreneur Pavan Bapu tells the story of Chicago-based Gramovox® and bringing to market the innovative Bluetooth Gramophone and Floating Record®.

Behind the Idea: Everpurse

Behind the Idea: Everpurse

Liz and Dan Salcedo, founders of Everpurse®, share the story behind their ingenious invention — a purse that miraculously recharges an iPhone.

Dugan O'Keene

Product Design and Development, Oakley

"He gets the work, the project, the scope, and the commercial realities. He brings an invaluable perspective to our intellectual capital strategy and he is an pleasure to work with."

Mark Murray


"My experience working with RPL has changed the way that I view legal services entirely. Patrick and his team are truly remarkable."

Marci Rolnik

Legal Director, Lawyers for the Creative Arts

"Patrick Richards is a gifted attorney whom I recommend both on a professional and a personal basis. He has a unique understanding of complex technological processes and the ability to translate that information to clients in a way they can appreciate and understand."

Brad Lowe

Owner, Lowe Custom Guitars

"I have worked closely with Patrick on the research, development and implementation of several patent and trademark applications... I truly consider RPL to be a partner in my business."