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Deidra Ritcherson

Deidra D. Ritcherson practices in the areas of patent and trademark intellectual property law. Her practice includes U.S. and non-U.S. patent and trademark application preparation and prosecution, non-infringement and invalidity opinions, patentability and freedom-to-operate studies, trademark selection and clearance, opposition proceedings, domain name disputes, patent and trademark licensing, due diligence for mergers and acquisitions with associated intellectual property, portfolio development, litigation, forward patenting and general client counseling.

Her patent experience spans technologies in the electrical and computer science, mechanical and business method arts. In particular, she has experience with inventions related to quantum computing, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, telecommunications systems and networks, digital signal processing, computer software and hardware, interactive and social media, semiconductors, analog and digital circuits, sensor technology, gaming and medical devices, materials, financial services and e-commerce. Her trademark experience includes serving as counsel for the procurement, enforcement and maintenance of trademark protection for Fortune 500 companies to start-up companies to charitable organizations.


  Partner
Atlanta

T: 216-696-8730
F: 216-696-8731


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Practice Areas Admissions

Patent and Trademark Preparation/Prosecution
Non-infringement and Invalidity Opinions
Patentability and Freedom-to-Operate Studies
Opposition Proceedings and Clearance Studies
Licensing and Technology Agreements
Due Diligence
Portfolio Development
Litigation

State of Illinois
State of California
State of Georgia
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court, Central District of California
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Education Affiliations

Georgia Tech (B.S.E.E., with Honor, 1997)
University of California at Berkeley (M.S.E.E. and Computer Science, 1999)
University of Chicago Law School (J.D., 2004)

American Intellectual Property Law Association 
Atlanta Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section
Gate City Bar Association