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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 post-grant proceedings (IPR and CBM), patent reexamination proceedings, US and foreign patent portfolio strategy and management, and due diligence investigations.

Mr. Bisenius has represented both petitioners and patent owners in over 50 inter partes review, CBM review, and reexamination proceedings in the areas of telecommunications, telephony, software, communications systems and hardware, navigation systems, electro-mechanical devices, bio-medical devices, and consumer products.

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, preparing ex parte reexamination requests, conducting both ex parte and inter partes reexamination proceedings, 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’s Network Design and Analysis Center (providing telecommunications and telephony system analysis and design services for the National Communications System (NCS), the Navy, and the Pentagon) and IBM (including work in hardware design, 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

Other Distinctions

Selected Mentions
Named in Law360, “Apple, Google, Samsung Get Mapping Patent Win At PTAB” (September 21, 2016).
Named in Law360, “Google, Samsung Get Graphics Patents Axed in AIA Review” (June 17, 2015).

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