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Rich Black

is a registered patent attorney at Foster Pepper who has practiced for more than 25 years, and has experience with virtually all aspects of U.S. and international patent, trademark and copyright application preparation, prosecution, litigation, licensing, M&A due diligence, portfolio design, strategy and counseling. He has extensive and experience with USPTO proceedings, including post-grant proceedings and was lead counsel on the first several patents to survive inter partes review. He has represented companies of all sizes across a broad range of technologies.

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Recent Articles by Rich Black

Request for Amici: Tell the Supreme Court to Clarify Section 101

On March 8, Foster Pepper filed a petition for certiorari with the Supreme Court, case number 18-1199, challenging the Federal Circuit’s emerging “physical realm” test as part of its Alice/Section 101 analysis. Amicus briefs in support of our cert petition are most welcome to assist the Court’s understanding of why it is important to grant cert and clarify the correct patent eligibility test for computer-implemented inventions. We are also seeking amicus brief writers for the many amici we have already secured. These efforts will help clear up the uncertainty innovators and patent holders face in cutting-edge fields of our modern economy and, as a result, help drive innovation forward.