Pat Richey

Pat Richey is a trusted advisor and manager to many high-growth startups and leading companies in the fields of big data analytics, natural language processing, distributed and remote systems, digital communications, and digital content distribution. Before entering the legal profession, Pat applied his undergraduate studies in Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as a software engineer and technology consultant. The combination of deep domain expertise and familiarity with the business realities of successful software development enable Pat to engage quickly with the most complex and cutting edge technology and provide thoughtful advice concerning the development of patent portfolios, trademark and branding strategy, and technology licensing. In addition to practicing law, Pat is also an adjunct professor teaching courses in intellectual property and patent drafting.


IP Due Diligence
Licensing & Terms Of Use
Mergers and Acquisitions
Patent Protection
Trademark Protection
Trade Secrets
University Tech Transfer


University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, B.S., Computer Science, 
Minors Mathematics and Software Engineering
University of California, Davis School of Law, J.D.


California State Bar
United States Patent and Trademark Office
United States District Court-Central District of California