Richard T. Roche, Partner


Richard Roche practices in the area of patent prosecution, counseling, and licensing. He assists clients in obtaining U.S. and foreign patent protection in a variety of chemical and mechanical technologies, and counsels clients in matters related to patentability, patent validity, patent infringement, and patent licensing. Representative technologies include:

  • Chemical technologies: polymers; biomaterials; inorganic compositions; electrochemistry; food science; consumer chemical formulations; and chemical processes including waste combustion processes and industrial byproducts utilization.
  • Mechanical technologies: automotive components, including engines, alternators, fuel delivery devices, and batteries; fuel cells; consumer dispensing devices; consumer packaging; and plastics processing.
  • Medical and Dental technologies: medical implants and related methods for the treatment of the foot, knee, hip, spine, shoulder, elbow and hand; imaging agents for medical imaging; medical devices including catheter-based systems; dental methods and devices.

Richard also practiced chemical and mechanical engineering for six years.

Legal Services

Education and Honors

  • Marquette University Law School (J.D., 1994)
  • Northwestern University (B.S., 1987)
    • Major: Materials Engineering

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois
  • Wisconsin

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 1994

Professional and Civic Activities

  • State Bar of Wisconsin (Member)
  • Milwaukee Bar Association (Member)
  • Wisconsin Intellectual Property Law Association (Member)
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