LL.M., Media, Communications, and Information Technology, University of New South Wales, 2000

J.D., University of Texas, 2000

M.S., Engineering, Stanford University, 1987

B.S., Electronics Technology, University of Houston, 1981

Practice Areas
Post-Grant USPTO

Richard D. Mc Leod
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Practice Areas
Mr. Mc Leod focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation, including managing international litigation strategies involving impeachment, revocation, reexamination, and opposition proceedings.

Bar Admissions
Washington, 2009
Oregon, 2002
Texas, 2000
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (Reg. No. 46,921)

Court Admissions
U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon
U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
U.S. District Court for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal, Fifth and Ninth Circuits

Judicial Clerkships
Law Clerk to U.S. Magistrate Judge Wendell C. Radford, Eastern District of Texas.

As a judicial clerk, Mr. Mc Leod assisted in the mediation of over seventy cases, including the settlement of complex environmental, patent, copyright and trademark claims.

Prior Professional Experience
Mr. Mc Leod has sixteen years experience working on three continents for companies and clients such as Hewlett-Packard, McDonnell Douglas, Martin Marietta, and McDonald Dettwiler. His technical expertise includes diverse applications such as: Space Shuttle avionics and payload test systems, aeronautical information systems, geographical information systems, network architecture, Internet and web protocols, electronic commerce, and applied cryptography.

Selected Presentations and Publications
Breakin' All the Rules: A Case Study
Clark County Bar Association
December 2013, (3 ethics hours)
Legal Issues in Social Media
Univ. of Oregon, “The Great Return: Grow Your Business and Recruit Top Talent Using Social Media” Employer Workshop, March 2012
This American Life: When Patents Attack
National Public Radio, July 2011
Emerging Issues in Internet Law, Clark County Bar Association, January 2011 (2.5 hours)
Panel Discussion on Reexamination,
Oregon State Bar, Patent Law, March 2010

Professional Activities
Clark County Superior Court, Title 11 GAL, 2012-present 
George and Donald S Simpson Inns of Court, Program Chair, 2012-present
Clark County Bar Association, Board of Trustees 2012-present, Secretary 2013-present
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Patent Busting Project 2005-present
Since 2009, Rick has been active on the Mock Trial and CLE committees, assisting in the education of current and future attorneys.

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