Dr. Rich Stern is a patent agent whose practice includes all aspects of domestic and foreign patent prosecution, due diligence of patent portfolios, valuation of patents and early-stage technologies, and strategic management of patent portfolios.
Rich draws on 20 years of technical expertise in the areas of biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, virology, immunology, vaccines, and diagnostic methods and devices. “One of the things I love about this job is working with brilliant scientists. I am constantly impressed with how clever people are, and the ideas they come up with.” Regardless of technology, his focus is on helping his clients see the potential of their intellectual assets while working diligently towards protecting their ideas.
Rich obtained his Ph.D. from the Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology at the University of Florida, Gainesville, where he studied the role of poxvirus proteins in viral morphogenesis and pathogenesis. Following his graduate studies, he was a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology, at Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, where he worked on the expression and purification of proteins involved in the synthesis of mycobacterial cell wall components. His work also included the development of high-throughput assays for identifying potential inhibitors of mycobacterial cell wall synthesis. “I’ve worked in law now for 17 years, but when people ask me what do, I tell them I help people protect their ideas, but I also say I’m still a scientist at heart,” he says.
University of Florida, College of Medicine (Ph.D., 1996)
University of Massachusetts (B.S., Animal Science, 1986)
- Patent Office Post Grant Proceedings
- Patent Prosecution
- Patent Search Services
- Technology Transactions and Licensing
- Life Sciences
United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2002
Colorado Bar Association
Licensing Executive Society