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Richard J. Basile is a partner in the firm's Business Law and Intellectual Property (IP) practices.

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.

  • "Avoiding Pitfalls Obtaining European Patents," Inhalation, Vol. 10, No. 1 (February 2016)

  • "Business Lunch Series: When To Call Your Intellectual Property Attorney," ReSET - Hartford, CT, Law Lab - New Haven, CT (September 2019)

  • "Navigating Your Inhalation Patents through the Ruropean Patent Office," RDD Europe 2015 Respiratory Drug Delivery Palais des Congres d’Antibes - Nice, France (May 2015)

  • Judge Janet Bond Arterton American Inn of Court

  • Connecticut Intellectual Property Law Association, Past President and Board of Governors Member

  • New York Intellectual Property Law Association

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association

  • Federal Circuit Bar Association

  • National Italian American Bar Association

  • Judicial Extern for the Honorable Pauline Newman, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • Judicial Extern for the Honorable John A. Nordberg, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

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