Patrick started Richards Patent Law after spending over eight years with McDermott... more
Patrick started Richards Patent Law after spending over eight years with McDermott Will Emery LLP, a large general practice firm in Chicago where he concentrated his practice on patent prosecution, counseling, opinion work and litigation. As a partner at McDermott, Patrick managed international patent portfolios for several major corporations, as well as a number of small and medium sized bus... view profile
Kevin Thompson practices primarily in the area of domestic and international... more
Kevin Thompson practices primarily in the area of domestic and international trademarks, copyrights, and internet law issues. He is experienced with prosecuting international applications under the Madrid Protocol, and coordinates clients' trademark portfolios in over seventy five countries, including the European Union. He advises clients with respect to enforcement of rights, and assists in ... view profile
In addition to practicing in the field of entertainment law, I am a musician myself.... more
In addition to practicing in the field of entertainment law, I am a musician myself. Along with my wife and law partner Paige Davidson, I play the guitar in a working dance rock band. I also author The Intellectual Property Registration and Enforcement Blog, which you can access at http://davidsontm.wordpress.com .
When you work hard to create unique ideas—whether they are in the form of a song or software code—a copyright prosecution attorney can help you protect them (and maybe even earn money from them) by copyrighting your material. Copyright application attorneys know the process involved in creating a new copyright and can advise you about the need for notice of your copyright claim and what form to use, and whether you should formally register your copyright. Copyright is the best protection your unique ideas can get and it pays to be thorough.