Rick Barnes - Intellectual Property Attorney

Richard W. Barnes, Jr.


Industry Experience

  • Integrated Circuits
  • Thin Film Technology
  • Electronic Devices
  • Mechanical Systems
  • Chemical Processes
  • Textiles
  • Optics
  • Computer Software


Rick has been a shareholder with LuedekaNeely since 1999, and has a broad practice in the field of intellectual property law:


  • Drafting and prosecuting patent applications (over five hundred issued to date)
  • Extensive experience before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board
  • Predominantly in the integrated circuit arts, including fabrication, design, testing, and related instruments and equipment
  • Other arts include electronic and mechanical devices, chemical processes and formulations, textiles, business and financial methods, optics, and software


  • Identifying and developing trademarks
  • Counseling on proper use and protection of trademarks
  • Filing and prosecuting federal trademark registration applications
  • Litigating before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board


  • Identifying copyright works
  • Filing and prosecuting federal copyright registration applications
  • Litigating in federal district and appeals courts


  • Drafting of complex, multi-tier agreements
  • Extensive negotiating experience (approximately two hundred to date)

Prior Work Experience

  • Dow Chemical, Midland MI, Research Specialist
  • Signetics, Orem UT, Process Engineer (integrated circuit microlithography, thin film technology)
  • Raytheon, Northboro MA, Development Engineer (gallium arsenide technology)
  • Leeds & Northrup, St. Petersburg FL, Engineering Manager (thin film sensors)
  • PC-Relief, FL & TN, Owner (personal computer design, fabrication, programming, networking)



  • Tennessee (State bar) 1994
  • Utah (State bar) 2013
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office, 1995 (Registered Patent Attorney)
  • Eastern District of Tennessee (Federal court) 1999
  • Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals (Federal court) 1999



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