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Richard William Barnes Jr.

Trademark application Attorney at Knoxville, TN

5.0   7 reviews

also known as Rick Barnes


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About Richard

Learn Richard’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Intellectual property
    20%
    All aspects of intellectual property, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, unfair competition, licensing, related contracts and agreements, cease and desist actions, infringement prosecution and defense, litigation, freedom to practice, concurrent use agreements, and confidential disclosure agreements.

    29 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Patent application
    20%
    Identify patentable subject matter, conduct prior art and patentability searches, prepare and file patent applications, respond to office actions, appeal patent rejections

    29 years, 500 cases

  3. Trademark application
    20%
    Conduct clearance searches, prepare infringement analyses and opinions, prepare and file registration applications, respond to office actions

    29 years, 300 cases

  4. Copyright application
    10%
    prepare and file registration applications, identify copyright material, respond to office actions

    29 years, 80 cases

  5. Copyright infringement
    10%
    prepare cease and desist letters, perform infringement analysis, negotiate settlements

    29 years, 20 cases

  6. Patent infringement
    10%
    Prepare cease and desist letters, negotiate settlements, prepare infringement opinions, perform clearance searches

    29 years, 150 cases

  7. Trademark infringement
    10%
    prepare cease and desist letters, perform infringement analysis, negotiate settlements, try cases before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board

    29 years, 30 cases

Rick has drafted and successfully prosecuted hundreds of patent applications to issuance. Many applications have required successful prosecution through the appeals process before they were granted with the breadth of claims to which the client was entitled. A wide variety of technologies are represented in his work, including mechanical devices, chemicals and chemical processes, textiles, business and financial methods, optics, computers and software, biomedical, and a broad array of electronic devices. Drawing from his work as an engineer and manager in the semiconductor industry, Rick has predominantly drafted applications relevant to the many different sub-fields within the integrated circuit fabrication industry, including applications directed toward instruments and equipment used in the fabrication of integrated circuits.

 

Rick also maintains an extensive trademark practice, which has included identifying client trademarks, counseling with clients on the proper use and protection of trademarks, filing and prosecuting federal (and state) trademark registrations, and successfully representing clients before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.  Rick has been helping clients with copyright matters for many years, including the identification of copyright works, filing and prosecution of federal copyright registrations, and the successful litigation of copyright matters through the appeals court level. 

 

Rick is a licensed attorney in the states of Tennessee and Utah, and is admitted to practice as an attorney before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Licensed for 29 years
State UT
Status Active
Acquired 2013
Updated 01/07/2023
State TN
Status Active
Acquired 1994
Updated 01/17/2023

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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3319 Teal Creek Lane
Knoxville, TN, 37931

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | August 24, 2013
Rick Barnes Review
Rick Barnes has provided us assistance with regard to software licensing agreements, trademarks, patent, copyright, trade secrets, NDA/CDA agreements, employment agreements and other intellectual property matters for approximately a decade.
Posted by Hossein | August 12, 2013
My experiece with Mr. Barnes
I have been working with Mr. Barnes on patent filing and related activities for over a decade. I have found him to be very professional, with solid technical background & pleasant demeanor. We not only seek patent related advice from him but also share technical challenges and his input has often proven valuable to move the filing process forward. I have been working with Mr. Barnes on patent filing and related activities for over a decade. I have found him to be very professional, with solid technical background & pleasant demeanor. We not only seek patent related advice from him but also share technical challenges and his input has often proven valuable to move the filing process forward.
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Posted by William | August 12, 2013
Satisfied Client
I have been a client with Richard Barnes for over 10 years. Richard was able to provide timely research to appropriately identify and file registered trademark applications for three different companies I own. His work is very timely and he was able to say me both money and headaches down the road. He understands what I need and is an extrememly dependable and knowledgable individual. I highly recommend him.
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Posted by Esther | July 24, 2013
Rick is a TOP NOTCH IP attorney!
Rick Barnes is that rare combination of supersmart attorney, outstanding case manager, and fabulous human being. Rick has represented me in copyright and trademark matters and I am extremely pleased with his work, his representation, and the results. I recommend him without reservation.
Posted by Doc | July 19, 2013
Honest with Never give up continuous ssupport
I am client of Rick for 7 years to get patent application. I appreciate his continuous support to get final goal.
Posted by Bill | July 16, 2013
Great Patent Attorney
Rick is a very knowledgeable patent attorney and has helped us for many years. He is cost effective and was able to write (in our case) high-tech patents that were accepted by the PTO.
Posted by Paul | July 16, 2013
Recommendation for Rick Barnes
Rick has been representing our company (Swiss-based, with a Technology Center in Knoxville) for many years in IP matters, mainly drafting and prosecuting patent and trademark applications. His work is always to the highest professional standard and delivered on time, and it is pleasant to deal with him. We highly appreciate Rick and recommend him.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 20 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 200-400 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • LuedekaNeely
  • 1993 - Present
  • Engineering Manager
  • Leeds & Northrup
  • 1986 - 1991
  • Development Engineer
  • Raytheon Co.
  • 1985 - 1986
  • Thin Film/Photolithography Engineer
  • Signetics
  • 1983 - 1985
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Education

  • UNIV TN
  • law
  • 1994
  • Brigham Young University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1983

Legal Cases

  • Cotter v. Christus Gardens
  • Judgment for plaintiff (client), including statutory damages and attorney fees

Associations

  • Knoxville Bar Association
  • 1994 - Present
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • 1997 - 2013

Languages Spoken

  • Afrikaans

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Top Attorney
  • CityView Magazine
  • 2014
  • Excellence In Trial Practice
  • American Jurisprudence
  • 1993
  • Excellence in Trial Practice
  • University of Tennessee
  • 1993
  • Excellence in Trial Practice
  • Tennessee Attorney General
  • 1993
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Publications

  • Knoxville Bar Association - Dicta
  • Technically Speaking: Purchasing A Law Firm Telephone System
  • 2005
  • Knoxville Bar Association - Dicta
  • Technically Speaking: Wireless Networking
  • 2004
  • Knoxville Bar Association - Dicta
  • Technically Speaking: Software Billing Systems
  • 2002
  • Knoxville Bar Association - Dicta
  • Technically Speaking: Personal Digital Assistants
  • 2002
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Speaking Engagements

  • Tech Expo
  • Law Firm Telecommunications
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (6)
Endorse Richard
Patent application Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have enjoyed working with Rick for many years. He is very capable and experienced in all areas of intellectual property law, and especially in patent prosecution. He is an honest and efficient advocate for his clients and their interests. Therefore, I am happy to give Rick this endorsement."
Intellectual property Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have been privileged to practiced law with Rick for over 15 years. He is very knowledgeable in all aspects of intellectual property law. He is particularly adept at securing patents for his clients in some very challenging technology areas. He is my go-to guy when I need advice on patent prosecution. I gladly submit this endorsement for Rick."
Intellectual property Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Rick is not only a leader in his field, but he is a lawyer whom I trust to refer my clients. He is honest and hard-working, qualities which are not found in all attorneys. He is dedicated to his clients and their best interests. Whenever I have a client with an intellectual property or patent issue, I send them to Rick Barnes."
Patent application Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Rick Barnes for many years. He cares about his work and strives to do the best that he can for his clients."
Intellectual property
Intellectual property
Patent infringement
Patent application
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