Rick was born in California in 1958 and attended high school in Midland, Michigan -... more
Rick was born in California in 1958 and attended high school in Midland, Michigan - worldwide headquarters for The Dow Chemical Company. Thus, when Rick entered Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah in the fall of 1976, it was with the intent of becoming a chemical engineer - just like everyone else he knew. It wasn't until the beginning of his senior year in college that Rick realized th... view profile
Michael is licensed to practice law in the State of Tennessee and before the United... more
Michael is licensed to practice law in the State of Tennessee and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Michael is currently a shareholder with the intellectual property firm Luedeka Neely Group, P.C. in Knoxville, Tennessee. Michael’s practice includes intellectual property litigation, trademark prosecution, and patent prosecution in the mechanical practice area. In his ... view profile
Why I Became An Attorney All the blessings this country enjoys derive from the rule... more
Why I Became An Attorney All the blessings this country enjoys derive from the rule of law established in our Constitution. The system of law we inherited allows individuals to pursue their dreams, knowing their life and liberty cannot be taken without due process. This has lead to unprecedented prosperity in the history of human civilizations. As an attorney, I strive to help my clients ... view profile
People who invent unique products and processes need patent prosecution attorneys to apply for government protection of their inventions. Patent application lawyers are uniquely qualified to file your patents with the U. S. Patent and Trademark Office, as they know what to file to show the unique quality of your invention and can clarify precisely why it differs from other similar patented inventions. The process is complex and a patent prosecution attorney usually has a related technical background. For example, a patent application attorney working on new cancer drugs may have a microbiology degree, or one working on new operating systems may have a computer science degree.