Richard D. Mc Leod

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  • LL.M., Media, Communications, and Information Technology, University of New South Wales, 2000
  • J.D., University of Texas, 2000
  • M.S., Engineering, Stanford University, 1987
  • B.S., Electronics Technology, University of Houston, 1981
  • Washington, 2009
  • Oregon, 2002
  • Texas, 2000
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (Reg. No. 46,921)
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal, Fifth, and Ninth Circuits



Mr. Mc Leod focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation, including managing international litigation strategies, which involve impeachment, revocation, reexamination, and opposition, as well as other post-grant proceedings. Significant post-grant proceedings are summarized below identifying the number of claims canceled and challenged respectively.

For requester:
US 5,790,785 (14/14)
US 6,823,327 (21/21)
US 7,089,224 (78/78)
US 6,400,303 (16/23 – 7 amended)
US 6,208,271 (28/31 – 3 amended)
US 6,853,714 (9/9)
US 6,222,525 (19/19)
US 7,054,818 (41/44) (pending child applications abandoned)
US 6,687,746 (13/20)
US 7,043,450 (21/22 – 1 amended)
US 7,400,858 (17/17)<
US 7,580,733 (21/21)

For patent owner:
US 7,072,190 (all claims confirmed by PTAB, RCN 95/001,207, Aug. 2013, pending)
US 8,023,290 (all claims confirmed by Examiner, RCN 95/001,861, Sept. 2013, pending)


Mr. Mc Leod has sixteen years of experience working on three continents for companies and clients such as Hewlett-Packard, McDonnell Douglas, Martin Marietta, and MacDonald Dettwiler. His technical expertise includes diverse applications such as Space Shuttle avionics and payload test systems, aeronautical information systems, geographical information systems, network architecture, Internet and Web protocols, electronic commerce, and applied cryptography.


Law Clerk to U.S. Magistrate Judge Wendell C. Radford, Eastern District of Texas. As a judicial clerk,
Mr. Mc Leod assisted in the mediation of over seventy cases, including the settlement of complex environmental, patent, copyright, and trademark claims.

  • Clark County Superior Court, Title 11 GAL, 2012 – present
  • Electronic Frontier Foundation, Patent Busting Project, 2005 – present
  • George and Donald Simpson Inns of Court; President, 2014-2016; Program Chair, 2012 – 2014
  • Clark County Bar Association; Vice President, 2014 – 2015; Board of Trustees, 2012 – 2014; Secretary 2013 – 2014
  • Since 2009, Rick has been active on the CCBA Mock Trial and CLE committees, assisting in the education of current and future attorneys. Since 2012, he has been appointed as a Title 11 Guardian ad Litem in more than a dozen cases.
  • Breaking All the Rules: A Case Study, Clark County Bar, December 2013 (3 hours ethics)
  • Better Prior Art Searches, Klarquist, September 2013 (.5 hour)
  • Who Owns MY {music, software, website , etc.}?, Clark County Bar, November 2012 (1 hour)
  • Legal Issues in Social Media, Univ. of Oregon, “The Great Return: Grow Your Business and Recruit Top Talent Using Social Media” Employer Workshop, March 2012
  • This American Life: When Patents Attack, National Public Radio, July 2011
  • Emerging Issues in Internet Law, Clark County Bar Association, January 2011 (2.5 hours)
  • Panel Discussion on Reexamination, Oregon State Bar, Patent Law, March 2010