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Richard J. Basile Murtha Cullina LLP Partner

Partner

Stamford
Email: rbasile@murthalaw.com
Phone: 203-653-5412
Fax: 203-653-5444

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Bar & Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of International Trade
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • Connecticut
  • New York
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Education

  • Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of Technology (J.D., 1994)
  • Union College (B.S.M.E. in Mechanical Engineering, 1985)

Richard J. Basile


Richard Basile is a Partner in the Business and Finance Department and the Intellectual Property (IP) Practice Group. 

While Richard represents clients in all areas of intellectual property law, the center of his practice is patent litigation and patent prosecution. He has extensive first-chair patent litigation experience with an emphasis on counseling and representing generic drug companies in Hatch-Waxman proceedings.  He has successfully represented generic drug companies at both the trial and appellate levels and has been involved in preparing numerous patent opinions and Paragraph IV notice letters.  He has litigated patent cases in a variety of technical fields in district courts throughout the United States, before the USPTO in post grant proceedings, and at the International Trade Commission. 

In addition to pharmaceuticals, Richard has experience in other technical fields, including ultrasonic water meters, GPS business and method patents, medical imaging devices, radiation based paper making sensors, computer cooling fans, heavy vehicle braking systems, bicycle suspension systems, and fiber optic amplifiers and multiplexers.

Richard presents frequently both in the U.S. and abroad on patent litigation, attorney-client privilege in patent cases, patent opinion letters, and Paragraph IV notice letters.

During law school, Richard was a judicial extern to both Judge Pauline Newman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and Judge John A. Nordberg of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.  In addition, Rich has served on the Board of Governors and is a past President of the Connecticut Intellectual Property Law Association.

  • Judge Janet Bond Arterton American Inn of Court
  • Connecticut Intellectual Property Law Association
  • New York Intellectual Property Law Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Federal Circuit Bar Association
  • National Italian American Bar Association
  • "Navigating Your Inhalation Patents through the Ruropean Patent Office," RDD Europe 2015 Respiratory Drug Delivery Palais des Congres d'Antibes, Nice, France (May 7, 2015).
  • Avoiding Pitfalls obtaining European Patents, Inhalation, Vol. 10, No. 1 (February 2016)
Overview

Richard Basile is a Partner in the Business and Finance Department and the Intellectual Property (IP) Practice Group. 

While Richard represents clients in all areas of intellectual property law, the center of his practice is patent litigation and patent prosecution. He has extensive first-chair patent litigation experience with an emphasis on counseling and representing generic drug companies in Hatch-Waxman proceedings.  He has successfully represented generic drug companies at both the trial and appellate levels and has been involved in preparing numerous patent opinions and Paragraph IV notice letters.  He has litigated patent cases in a variety of technical fields in district courts throughout the United States, before the USPTO in post grant proceedings, and at the International Trade Commission. 

In addition to pharmaceuticals, Richard has experience in other technical fields, including ultrasonic water meters, GPS business and method patents, medical imaging devices, radiation based paper making sensors, computer cooling fans, heavy vehicle braking systems, bicycle suspension systems, and fiber optic amplifiers and multiplexers.

Richard presents frequently both in the U.S. and abroad on patent litigation, attorney-client privilege in patent cases, patent opinion letters, and Paragraph IV notice letters.

During law school, Richard was a judicial extern to both Judge Pauline Newman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and Judge John A. Nordberg of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.  In addition, Rich has served on the Board of Governors and is a past President of the Connecticut Intellectual Property Law Association.

Memberships
  • Judge Janet Bond Arterton American Inn of Court
  • Connecticut Intellectual Property Law Association
  • New York Intellectual Property Law Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Federal Circuit Bar Association
  • National Italian American Bar Association
Speaking Engagements
  • "Navigating Your Inhalation Patents through the Ruropean Patent Office," RDD Europe 2015 Respiratory Drug Delivery Palais des Congres d'Antibes, Nice, France (May 7, 2015).
Publications
  • Avoiding Pitfalls obtaining European Patents, Inhalation, Vol. 10, No. 1 (February 2016)
Bar & Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of International Trade
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • Connecticut
  • New York
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Education
  • Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of Technology (J.D., 1994)
  • Union College (B.S.M.E. in Mechanical Engineering, 1985)
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