- Lehigh University, B.S.M.E with honors (1984)
- Widener University School of Law/Delaware Law School, J.D. with honors (1991)
Randy’s practice focuses on obtaining and strategically enforcing patents for clients.
Randy’s patent practice often starts with reviewing design concepts with inventors, advising them on patentability and infringement issues, and working with clients and inventors to design around any potential infringement issues up front – prior to incurring tooling and other costs. Preparation of a provisional or non-provisional application may take place prior to or simultaneously with these efforts, depending on competitors, market timing, and other factors. During patent prosecution, Randy works with clients to navigate through the examination and approval process.
In inter partes matters, Randy works with clients to enforce their Intellectual Property rights through litigation in federal courts as well as arbitration and/or licensing negotiations, depending on the business objective. Randy has successfully litigated patent, trademark and copyright matters on behalf of his clients.
Randy is fluent in German and works with clients in Germany, Switzerland and Austria on their U.S. Intellectual Property matters, involving patent prosecution as well as litigation.
Randy has prior industry experience as a design engineer for helicopters and VSTOL aircraft, including work on the Chinook helicopter and V-22 Osprey. He also has hands-on experience in auto restoration.
Publications, Presentations and Recognitions
Co-Author, Intellectual Property in the Food Technology Industry, published by Springer (2008).
Speaker – 3rd Annual Intellectual Property Law Institute, March 6, 2009
IFT 2006 Annual Meeting – Speaker on Intellectual Property Law
Adjunct Faculty 1993-1994, Temple University, undergraduate course on Intellectual Property Law.
Member of the Philadelphia Intellectual Property Law Association and the American Helicopter Society.
Bar and Court Admissions
Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
Supreme Court of Delaware
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
US Patent and Trademark Office
Life Beyond the Law
“I am always interested in learning something new, which makes working with inventors on protecting new technology more than just a job. I enjoy woodworking and have restored classic cars. I am also involved in coaching youth lacrosse for my son’s team.”