biography

Rich concentrates his practice on the preparation and prosecution of U.S. and International Patent Applications in the area of chemistry, including consumer products, novel compositions of matter and methods of manufacture. Rich has extensive experience in patenting pharmaceuticals, polymers, chemical processes and methods of treatment. Rich has drafted and filed over 435 patent applications and prosecuted an excess of 300 to issuance.

Prior to transferring to the Intellectual Property Division while at Procter & Gamble to pursue a career as a Patent Agent, Mr. Echler was a research chemist with wide experience in pharmaceutical small molecule synthesis, fats and oils technology, process scale up and product formulation. While at Procter & Gamble he supported the laundry products division, fabric care division, personal care division and pharmaceutical division, as well as providing patent education and IP counseling to researchers and training to new employees.

After retiring from Procter & Gamble, Mr. Echler worked for Needle & Rosenberg, later Ballard Spahr for 3.5 years before joining FisherBroyles, LLP in January 2010. While at Ballard Spahr, R...

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  • Corporate Experience

    Procter & Gamble
    Senior Patent Agent

Atlanta

Credentials

Admissions

U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

Education

University of Cincinnati B.S., Chemistry, 1979

Prior Law Firm Experience

Needle & Rosenberg
PCBallard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP

Practice Areas