Both Dr. Hahl and I have substantial experience in interference law and practice, having collectively participated to various degrees on over 50 interferences during the last 20 years. After several years of interference practice, I was appointed to the chair of the AIPLA Interference Committee and served in that position for the 2000-2002 term. I also moderate the popular 'patentinterference' yahoo group list service. This is the forum in which most of the regular interference practitioners participate. In addition, I regularly publish articles on intellectual property, particularly patent law and practice including interference law. Assuming no conflict, if you need either strategic advice or immediate interference representation, we can help.
What others have said about our services:
"Rick is a well known member of the patent interference bar and he is Maier & Maier's go to guy for any complex patent or interference law questions." Tim Maier, Esq., Maier & Maier, PLLC.
"Rick is not only an excellent legal expert, but technically competent as well. He makes it a point to fully understand your work as well as providing expert feedback and guidance. He remains abreast of the latest changes from the USPTO and keeps his clients well-informed." Jim Clack, Catalina Marketing.
"Rick is a great patent attorney with depth of knowledge in the subject matter and a keen sense of judgment and creativity in analyzing and solving a problem. He has great people skills and strong work ethics. It was a pleasure to work with Rick." Shriram Bagrodia, Ph.D., Cereplast.
"I have worked with Rick for many years on both patent and trademark matters. He has a tremendous wealth and depth of knowledge in the field that is as far as I know unmatched. I give him my unqualified recommendation." Martin Goffman, Ph.D., Martin Goffman Associates.
Please feel free to review our legal publications (advanced).
You can see some of the recent patent and appeals/interferences my firm has been involved in here.
U.S. Patents Prosecuted by Neifeld IP Law, PC
U.S. Published Patent Applications Prosecuted by Neifeld IP Law, PC
Published Decisions on U.S. Patent Appeals and Patent Interferences Prosecuted by Neifeld IP Law
** If you are an individual, corporate representative, attorney or law firm interested in patents, please contact Dr. Neifeld at 703-415-0012, extension 100 or email address, . Please send instructions for new patent application filings in the USPTO to or via facsimile to our facsimile number 703-415-0013.
** If you are an individual, corporate representative, foreign attorney or law firm interested in trademarks, please contact Bruce Margulies at 703-415-0012, extension 102 or email address, . Please send instructions for new trademark application filings in the USPTO directly to Bruce at his email address,, or via facsimile to our facsimile number, 703-415-0013.
** If you are interested in General Law issues, please contact Daniel Sachs at 703-415-0012 extension 101 or email address, .
For useful links for patents and trademarks, please see our resources page: http://neifeld.com/resources.html.