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Background

Rick Bisenius is an Associate in the patent group at Fish & Richardson’s Twin Cities office. His practice emphasizes patent reexaminations/post-grant proceedings, US and foreign patent portfolio strategy and management, and due diligence investigations.

Mr. Bisenius has counseled clients for patent prosecution, patentability analysis, and freedom-to-operate investigations, in the areas of end user software (including user interface, improved user experience, and digital mapping technology), mobile/Internet technologies (including data communication, data security, and wireless access protocols), business development software, medical devices, medical information storage and communications systems, computer hardware, network communication systems, consumer products, internal combustion engines, electrical component manufacturing, and business methods. In addition, Mr. Bisenius frequently practices in patent reexamination/post-grant proceedings. He has represented both challengers/third party requesters and patent owners in proceedings for patents related to circuit design, end user software, medical devices, mobile/Internet technologies, and consumer products. This experience includes advising clients on patent reexamination strategies/post-grant proceedings during concurrent patent litigation.  

Prior to attending law school, Mr. Bisenius worked as a Technology Specialist/Patent Agent for the firm, assisting with domestic and foreign litigation cases and drafting, filing and prosecuting patent applications before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Mr. Bisenius previously held engineering positions at Booz Allen Hamilton and IBM which included work in database programming and object oriented language programming. 

Education

J.D., University of Chicago Law School 2013
with honors


B.S., University of Wisconsin 2001
Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Science
Secretary Eta Kappa Nu Electrical Engineering Honor Society

Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 2009
  • Illinois 2013
  • Minnesota 2014

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