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Richard Irving

Richard Irving

Patent Attorney (focused on software-related inventions)

Gaithersburg
Maryland
Licensed in
MD, Patent Bar
George Washington University Law
School
About
Richard graduated from the National Law Center of the George Washington University. He has a Master's degree in computer science and a Bachelor's degree in mathematics. In addition, Richard has about 20 years of experience working in the computer field before becoming an attorney.

Richard has prepared and prosecuted patent applications related to a wide variety of highly competitive technologies, including natural language spoken dialog systems, handheld processing devices, computer networking, wireless communications, telephone networks, computer security, speech recognition systems, operating systems, database management systems,
… read more object-oriented programming, and other technologies.
24
Years
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Work History

Edell, Shapiro & Finnan LLC

Attorney

Nov 2015 - Present

Richard drafts and prosecutes patent applications directed to computer-related inventions. Technologies include machine learning, satellite communications and Internet-related technologies.

Nov 2015 - Present

Capitol City TechLaw

Partner

Aug 2008 - Nov 2015

Prepare and prosecute patent applications for computer-related inventions. Technologies include speech recognition systems, handheld processing devices, computer networking, wireless communications, telephone networks, computer security, operating systems, object-oriented programming, caching, cellular telephony, computer data storage devices, and Internet-related technologies.

Aug 2008 - Nov 2015

Prass & Irving, LLP

Partner

Jan 2006 - Jul 2008

Practice focused on patent application preparation and prosecution regarding electrical and computer-related inventions.

Technologies included handheld processing devices, computer networking, wireless communications, telephone networks, computer security, operating systems, object-oriented programming, caching,
optical disk technology, cellular telephony and Internet-related technologies.

Jan 2006 - Jul 2008

The Law Office of Thomas M. Isaacson

Associate/Partner

Oct 2004 - Jan 2006

Practice focused on patent application preparation and prosecution of electrical and computer-related inventions.

Technologies included natural language spoken dialog systems, handheld processing devices, telephony systems, and signaling system 7.

Oct 2004 - Jan 2006

Harrity & Snyder LLP

Associate

Jun 2003 - Sep 2004

Practice focused on patent application preparation and prosecution of electrical and computer-related inventions.

Technologies included computer networking, mobile communications, telephone networks, computer security, speech recognition and quantum cryptography.

Jun 2003 - Sep 2004

Banner & Witcoff, LTD

Associate

Mar 2001 - Apr 2003

Practice focused on patent application preparation and prosecution of software-related inventions.
Technologies included operating systems, object-oriented programming, caching and cellular communications.

Mar 2001 - Apr 2003

Pillsbury Winthrop

Associate/Senior Associate

Jun 1996 - Mar 2001

Practice focused on patent prosecution and preparation of mechanical, electrical and software-related inventions.

Managed patent prosecution for a client in the cellular communications field.

Supervised patent drafting by patent agents and junior level attorneys.

Provided support for patent infringement litigation involving MRI technology.

Jun 1996 - Mar 2001

Hughes Network Systems

Principal Engineer/Technical Manager

Feb 1985 - Jun 1996

Designed and developed software to implement a packet switching networking product. Also provided technical support as a manager and engineer for the packet switching networking product.

Designed and implemented software enhancements for a networking product, such as the X.25 Multilink protocol,

Feb 1985 - Jun 1996

General Electric

Senior Systems Specialist/Unit Manager

Oct 1983 - Feb 1985

Designed and developed a network gateway as a senior member.

Performed system integration testing and debugging.

Received a Management Award as a result of the project’s success.

Planned, scheduled and assigned work to a group of software engineers who developed and implemented computer communications software for GEIS’ network.

Oct 1983 - Feb 1985

J. G. Van Dyke and Associates

Senior Consultant

Jun 1982 - Sep 1983

Worked at customer’s site to write a development, test and evaluation plan to verify the capabilities of an upgraded Network Access System (NAS), which was a PDP-11/34 which provided terminal and processor users access to a packet-switched network.

Jun 1982 - Sep 1983

Contel Information Systems

Project Manager/Senior Member of Technical Staff

Sep 1980 - Jun 1982

Managed and led a project which included designing and writing software to implement the X.25 communication protocol for a local area networking facility.

Managed and led a project to develop and implement software for bus interface units (BIUs). The software provided the BIUs with the ability to communicate with asynchronous terminals.

Sep 1980 - Jun 1982

Amecom Division, Litton Systems, Inc.

Senior Member of Technical Staff

Sep 1978 - Sep 1980

Designed software modifications and additions to a real-time emitter environment simulator which resided on a PDP-1l/60 with an RSX-ll/M operating system.

Designed and implemented a real-time emitter environment simulator which was used to fully test the capabilities of a computer-managed airborne receiver system.

Sep 1978 - Sep 1980

U.S. Department of Defense

Data Systems Intern

Jan 1976 - Sep 1978

Served three one-year tours with various offices.

Achieved early completion of the Data Systems Intern Program.

Served as chairman of the Intern Panel Advisory Board, a group which represented interns before management.

Jan 1976 - Sep 1978

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