Richard Lilley, J.D.
Analyst Richard Lilley is a former U.S. patent examiner who works with companies to manage their intellectual property portfolios. He also provides prior art, freedom-to-operate and invalidity research. Mr. Lilley has more than 15 years of experience with intellectual property, including three years as president of a firm that specializes in intellectual property acquisition, management, technology transfer, venture capital funding, and acquisition target evaluation consulting.
He has worked in large corporate law firms in Washington, D.C., and he was an international technology transfer manager specializing in Japan. He has experience in business and project management, along with venture capital funds and financial services. The former U.S. Air Force officer was a composites and engine research engineer, with optics experience and an extensive understanding of military and military defense.
He holds an undergraduate engineering degree in ceramics from Penn State University, a graduate degree in materials science from the University of Dayton, and a law degree from George Mason University. Mr. Lilley is a USPTO registered attorney.
- J.D., George Mason University School of Law
- M.S., Materials Science, University of Dayton
- B.S., Ceramic Science & Engineering, Penn State University
- Certification, Technical Japanese Translation, National Technological University
- USPTO Registered Attorney
Lilley, R, Lloyd, S, “Trendlines: Nerac Patent Attorneys Look to the Coming Year”, Nerac Insights, http://www.nerac.com/nerac_insights.php?category=articles&id=215, December 2007