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Richard P. Berg


Phone: (323) 934-2300 | Fax: (323) 934-0202

Richard P. Berg is a retired Senior Partner of Ladas & Parry and is presently Of Counsel in the Los Angeles office.

He received his B.S.E.E. from the University of Southern California and his J.D. cum laude from the University of San Diego. Richard has been practicing domestic and international intellectual property law for over thirty-five years. He is a registered as a patent attorney before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and is a member of the California and Texas State Bars.

Richard’s specialty is in computer hardware and software technologies, digital and microprocessor electronics, lasers and optical devices, metamaterials, as well as telecommunications and antennae related inventions.

Prior to joining Ladas & Parry, he worked with U.S. Admiral Hyman Rickover in nuclear submarine design and was employed by Texas Instruments and ITT as in-house patent counsel. Richard has prepared and prosecuted patent applications in digital speech, microprocessor, disk drive technologies, radio frequency devices and antennas, radio frequency and optical integrated circuits, metamaterials, and related manufacturing technologies.

He also handles copyright, trademark and litigation matters. Richard is a contributing author to the book, Legal Aspects of Introducing Products to the United States Market, and has lectured on United States and foreign intellectual property law to both foreign and domestic audiences. He has been identified as being among the 100 best patent prosecutors in the United States by Patent Buddy.

Richard retired as of May 1, 2007 and is presently Of Counsel to the firm.



University of Southern California (B.S.E.E.), 1967
University of San Diego (J.D.) 1975

Practice Areas
  • Patents – Electrical Engineering, Computer Hardware and Software
  • Copyrights
  • Trademarks
  • U.S. Litigation

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office – Registered Patent Attorney
Canadian Patent Office — Registered Patent Attorney
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Key Industries
  • Computer hardware and software
  • Digital and microprocessor electronics
  • Telecommunications
  • Lasers and optical devices
Associations & Organizations

American Bar Association
American Intellectual Property Law Association
Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association

Publications & Presentations

Contributor, Legal Aspects of Introducing Products to the United States Market
Speaker, Silicon Valley Seminars