Rick’s practice involves all aspects of intellectual property law and focuses on the preparation and prosecution of patent applications. He has extensive experience with domestic, international, and foreign patent applications. Rick’s technical experience includes automotive components, material handling equipment, footwear, vibration suppression systems, medical devices, material spreaders and sprayers, lawn and garden hand tools and powered equipment, combustion engines, consumer appliances, refrigeration systems, optical systems, and sensors. Prior to law school, Rick was a design engineer for satellite imaging instruments.
Rick has been an adjunct faculty member of the Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law since 2006, and currently teaches patent preparation and prosecution. From 2000 to 2005, Rick taught patent practice and procedure at the University of Dayton School of Law, and from 1997 to 1999 he taught patent law at Case Western Reserve University School of Law.