Southwestern University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2000; State University of New York, B.S. in Electrical Engineering, 1982.
Los Angeles Office
Richard C. Salfelder is a patent attorney practicing in the area of intellectual property with emphasis in patent preparation, prosecution and licensing throughout the world. His practice covers a broad range of technologies including electrical, mechanical and biomedical technologies.
Prior to joining LHDK&W, Mr. Salfelder worked as an attorney at a major intellectual property law firm dealing with domestic and foreign patent preparation and prosecutions related to various technical fields of art, including electro-mechanical devices and medical equipment. Mr. Salfelder has extensive experience in client interviews, counseling, preparing applications and working with examiners in the United States Patent and Trademarks Office. He also advises clients on infringement issues.
Prior to his legal career, Mr. Salfelder worked for 13 years as an electrical engineer for Grumman Aerospace and Hughes Aircraft Company in the areas of design and testing of satellite telemetry and command systems. His duties included preparing technical specifications and documentation dealing with the design and operation of automated test equipment for military communication satellite components. He also defined engineering requirements for test hardware, software and flight hardware.
During law school, Mr. Salfelder interned for Chief Judge Terry J. Hatter, United States District Court for the Central District of California.
Mr. Salfelder is licensed to practice in the State of California and is registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He is a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, American Bar Association American Intellectual Property Law Association and a member of the Theta Mu Chapter of Eta Kappa Nu, Electrical Engineering National Honor Society.