Dr. Richard R. Eckman is a trusted legal advisor providing intellectual property (IP) services. His practice includes worldwide patent estate procurement and patentability, freedom to operate, landscape and IP life cycle management, foreign oppositions and patent litigation issues, diligence investigations and regulatory requirements, as well as licensing and capture of critical technologies. Dr. Eckman fights for broad patent claims and strong, comprehensive protection of clients’ inventions. Clients benefit from his experience in numerous patent lawsuits in U.S. District Courts and other patent courts.

Versatility with a high level of technical expertise is the touchstone of Dr. Eckman’s practice. As a research scientist, Dr. Eckman developed remarkably creative technical skills and knowledge that are used to help clients achieve their IP goals. As a patent attorney, he handles the tough questions, delves thoroughly into pertinent technologies, and creates expansive solutions for patent issues. He has a keen appreciation for the relationship between clients’ IP and their business strategy and marketing.

His extensive experience includes patenting and protecting v...

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  • Corporate Experience
    • Marina Biotech
    • University of Texas Medical Branch
    • Exxon



Palo Alto

Richard Eckman, Ph.D.


[email protected]

M: (650) 272-8691



New York


The University of Texas School of Law, J.D. 1999
University of California at Berkeley, Ph.D. 1982
University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, B.S. 1976

Prior Law Firm Experience

Morrison & Foerster LLP
Goodwin Procter LLP
Baker Botts LLP

Practice Areas