Rich Giunta chairs the firm's Post-Grant Proceedings Group. He has successfully represented both the patent owner and the petitioner in nearly 90 contested matters before the US Patent Office, including inter partes review (IPR) and covered business method (CBM) review, and inter partes and ex parte reexaminations. Practicing for over 25 years, Rich has represented market leading companies and universities engaged in proceedings with more than one billion dollars at stake and involved in parallel litigations. Rich’s track record is first-rate, and he has prevailed numerous times on issues of first impression. Recently, Docket Navigator listed Rich as one of the top 20 attorneys at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), as measured by the number of IPR, CBM and PGR proceedings in which he represented one of the litigants in 2016.
Rich also has an extensive patent prosecution and counseling practice and significant litigation experience. He advises clients on the development of commercially valuable patent portfolios, leads teams to build those portfolios, and led the firm’s Electrical and Computer Technologies practice group for more than 15 years. He has written and prosecuted patents that have been successfully asserted in litigation and withstood post-grant attacks. With respect to patent litigation, Rich has architected infringement and validity aspects of major patent litigations and drafted winning claim construction motions.
As a former senior design engineer, Rich is particularly skilled at handling all types of computer and software related technologies. He has also handled other technologies in the electrical, medical device, and consumer products fields, including storage systems, digital rights management systems, automatic availability systems, databases, automatic speech recognition, text-to-speech generation, natural language understanding, semiconductor processing, imaging devices, healthcare systems, wireless networking systems, computer aided tomography, explosive detection devices, graphics systems, guidewires, stents, catheters, surgical patches, and endoscopes. He represents a full spectrum of clients, including industry leading multi-national corporations (e.g., EMC, Nuance Communications, C.R. Bard, Smith & Nephew), mid-size companies, start-ups, venture capitalists, and academic institutions.