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Richard Neifeld, Ph.D., Patent Attorney



Email Address:
Phone: 703.415.0012
Skype: rneifeld.neifeld.com
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Background
J.D. The George Washington University Law School 1994
Ph.D. Rutgers University (Solid State Physics) 1985
B.S./B.A. University of Rochester (Physics and Mathematics)
(Cum Laude and Honors) 1980

Admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, the Courts of the Commonwealth of Virginia, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC), the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.
Formerly: Chair of the FCBA PTAB and TTAB committee; chair of the FCBA PTAB subcommittee; Vice Chair of the AIPLA PCT Issues Committee; and chair of the AIPLA Interference Committee (now the PTAB Trials committee).
Member of the AIPLA, FCBA, IEEE, and the Virginia Patent Lawyers Club.
Substantial experience with PTAB AIA; patent interferences; petitions; appeals; reexaminations; reissues; PCT; foreign filings; advice and counseling; due diligence; and database searching.
Founder and moderator of the "PatentInterPartes" group on the http://groups.yahoo.com/group/patentinterpartes/.
Co-founder and programmer for PatentValuePredictor (formerly, a web based automated patent valuation service based upon US patent 7,676,375).
Formerly, a post doctoral student at Rutgers University, and staff scientist for the U.S. Army's Laboratory Command.
Scientific research focused on applied physics areas of electro-optics, III-V materials, microwaves, vacuum deposition technology, semiconductors, superconductors, and electronics for electronics, communication, and signal processing.

Representative Cases

Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Baldwin Filters, Inc. v. Donaldson Company, Inc. Docket No. 18-2146 (2018)
MasterImage 3d, Inc. v. RealD Inc., Docket No. 16-2236 (2016)
Greatbatch, Ltd. v. AVX Corporation, Docket No. 16-1875 (2016)
Tobinick v. Kjell Olmarkder and Bjorn Rydevik, Docket No. 2013-1499 (2013)
In re Scroggie, Docket No. 2011-1016 (2011)
In re Seed Layers, Docket No. 2012-1047 (2011)
AllVoice Developments US LLC, Misc. Docket No. 948 (2010)
In re Scroggie, Docket No. 2005-1164 (2005)

District Court for the District of Columbia
Catalina Marketing International, Inc. v. Kappos, 1:10-cv-01869-EGS (2011)

District Court of Virginia, Eastern District
Peter J. Snelling v. Robert B. Lawson et al., 1:13cv0248 (2013)
Tact IP LLC v. Janssen Biotech, Inc. et. al., (2012)
Catalina Marketing International, Inc. v. Kappos, (2011)

PTAB Trials and Interferences
Proceeding IPR2017-01110 Baldwin Filters, Inc. v. Donaldson Company, Inc.
Proceeding IPR2017-01061 Kyocera International, Inc. v. Blue Spike, LLC.
Proceeding IPR2015-00908 AVX Corporation v. Greatbatch, Ltd.
Proceeding IPR2015-00710 AVX Corporation v. Greatbatch, Ltd.
Proceeding IPR2015-00713 AVX Corporation v. Greatbatch, Ltd.
Proceeding IPR2015-00101 AVX Corporation v. Greatbatch, Ltd.
Proceeding IPR2014-01361 AVX Corporation v. Greatbatch, Ltd.
Proceeding IPR2014-00697 AVX Corporation v. Greatbatch, Ltd.
Proceeding CBM2014-00095 Delta Air Lines, Inc. v. Loyalty Conversion Systems Corporation
Proceeding CBM2014-00095 Delta Air Lines, Inc. v. Loyalty Conversion Systems Corporation
Interference 106002 Andersen v. Wan
Interference 105991 Andersen v. Wan
Interference 105956 Thomas v. Pippin
Interference 105957 Thomas v. Pippin
Interference 105958 Thomas v. Pippin
Interference 105959 Thomas v. Pippin
Interference 105962 Kaltenbach & Voigt GMBH v. W&H Dentalwerk Burmoos GMBH
Interference 105934 Kaltenbach & Voigt GMBH v. W&H Dentalwerk Burmoos GMBH
Interference 105,866 TOBINICK v. OLMARKER v. OLMARKER v. OLMARKER v. OLMARKER
Interference 105,859 Patti v. Leedy (BPAI 8/3/2012)
Interference 105,841 TOBINICK v. TOBINICK v. LE v. LE (BPAI 6/21/2012)
Interferences 105,801; 105,802; 105,803 THOMAS v. PIPPIN, (8/2012)
Interference 105,799 Brown v. Schrage, (8/2012)
Interference 105,746 Mitchell v. Holt, (BPAI 4/27/2011)
Interference 105,684 RILO v. Benedict, (02/23/2011)
Interference 105,621 TOBINICK v. Le, (BPAI, 12/02/2008)
Interference 105,393 Espiau et al. v. Guthrie, (BPAI, 03/23/2008)
Interference 105,571 Parker v. Guterman, (BPAI, 08/01/2007)
Interference 105,475 Yachareni v. Guterman, (BPAI, 08/22/2006)
Interference 105,386 Yamada v. Gongwer, (BPAI, 02/21/2006)
Interference 105,076 UDDENFELDT v. SAINTON, (BPAI, 06/29/2003)
Interference 104,598 Deaton v. O'Brien, (BPAI, 12/13/2000)
Interference 104,599 Deaton v. O'Brien, (BPAI, 12/13/2000)
Interference 104,600 Deaton v. O'Brien, (BPAI, 12/13/2000)
Interference 104,601 Deaton v. O'Brien, (BPAI, 12/13/2000)
Interference 104,602 Deaton v. O'Brien, (BPAI, 12/13/2000)
Interference 104,604 Deaton v. O'Brien, (BPAI, 12/13/2000)
Interference 104,605 Deaton v. O'Brien, (BPAI, 12/13/2000)
Interference 104,600 Deaton v. O'Brien, (BPAI, 12/13/2000)
Interference 104,600 Deaton v. O'Brien, (BPAI, 12/13/2000)
Interference 104,600 Deaton v. O'Brien, (BPAI, 12/13/2000)
Interference 104,600 Deaton v. O'Brien, (BPAI, 12/13/2000)
Interference 104,600 Deaton v. O'Brien, (BPAI, 12/13/2000)
Interferences 104,071 and 104,164 (consolidated), HUGHES v. QUINN (BPAI, 11/08/2000)

PTAB Patent Appeal Final Decisions
Application, Appeal, Publication date, Decision date, Caption
09828122, 2010006083, 06/19/2002, 03/24/2011 Ex Parte Katz
09828122, 2010006083, 06/19/2002, 01/26/2011 Ex Parte Katz
08873974, 2010000062, 07/23/2003, 01/17/2011 Ex Parte SCROGGIE
11153377, 2010012407, 12/20/2006, 09/28/2010 Ex Parte Simrell
09946157, 2008004695, 06/12/2002, 03/30/2010 Ex Parte Beckmann
09893775, 2007002767, 04/17/2002, 03/29/2009 Ex Parte Gardenswartz
09893775, 2007002767, 04/17/2002, 10/30/2008 Ex Parte Gardenswartz
09998941, 2008001168, 09/25/2002, 06/25/2008 Ex Parte Trauth
09595677, 2008000532, 05/10/2007, 05/09/2008 Ex Parte Laor
90005888, 2007002809, 01/11/2000, 04/22/2008 Ex Parte 6014634
09826814, 2007004393, 08/19/2008, 02/26/2008 Ex Parte Williams
08873974, 2006002100, 10/09/2002, 01/28/2008 Ex Parte SCROGGIE
10733292, 2007000850, 06/23/2004, 01/22/2008 Ex Parte White
10733292, 2007000850, 06/23/2004, 05/17/2007 Ex Parte White
90005888, 2006001585, 01/11/2000, 07/26/2006 Ex Parte 6014634
10448194, 2005001632, 11/19/2003, 09/18/2005 Ex Parte Williams
09286304, 2002002256, 06/06/2006, 05/12/2005 Ex Parte GIULIANI
09567274, 2004001420 07/23/2003, 01/30/2005 Ex Parte Scroggie
08873974, 2004001267 07/23/2003 09/29/2004 Ex Parte SCROGGIE
09146199, 2002001846, 01/02/2002, 09/19/2002 Ex Parte O'BRIEN

USPTO Patent Reexaminations
90011447, filed 2/10/2011
10095715, filed 3/8/2002
90005888, filed 12/12/2000
90010653, filed 8/21/2009
90011239, filed 9/17/2010

USPTO Patent Reissues
09270791, filed 3/17/1999, now RE37,872
09939688, filed 8/28/2001, now RE38,385
09939689, filed 8/28/2001, now RE39,497
10882124, filed 7/1/2004
12344437, filed 12/26/2008
12344452, filed 12/26/2008
12346737, filed 12/30/2008
13294418, filed 11/11/2011
13960142, filed 8/6/2013


Former firm attorneys and their current status and contact information


Robert W. Hahl, Ph.D.
Robert has retired from the active practice of law with the firm. However, he serves from time to time as an independent consultant to Neifeld IP Law on technical matters relating to chemistry. Robert Hahl has extensive experience in chemical, pharmaceutical and biotechnology patents with extensive experience representing life science companies. Robert has a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Harvard University (1989) under the direction of Nobel Laureate E.J. Corey, after which he worked for Merck, prior to attending law school.

Bruce Margulies
Bruce launched his own firm, Margulies LAW PLLC. His new contact information is:
Email:bruce@marguliestrademark.com
301-502-5298 - Mobile
919-869-7871 - Office
700 Market Street, #218
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 USA
www.marguliestrademark.com

Daniel Sachs
Daniel is now an independent attorney. His new contact information is:
2308 Mt. Vernon Avenue, # 731
Alexandria VA 22301
Email: daniel.sachs@earthlink.net