Patrick (Rick) Boyd is an intellectual property attorney with a special focus on patents. He practices in Ater Wynne's growing Patent Practice Group, and is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
Rick brings to the practice more than 15 years of engineering experience in materials, equipment, and semiconductor-related manufacturing processes cultivated while working at Intel Corporation. Rick is also an inventor, with over a dozen issued U.S. patents and other patents pending.
Rick began preparing and prosecuting patent applications in 2004. However, even before practicing Patent Law before the USPTO, Rick spent three years implementing and improving the patent processes in-house at Intel, where he received Intel’s highest individual achievement award for his work.
Rick has written and successfully prosecuted patent applications in a broad array of technical disciplines, and is recognized by his clients for his ability to rapidly grasp both the nature and advantages of their inventions. He also helps clients to understand and navigate the numerous and complex intellectual property considerations under Federal contracts and sub-contracts, including grant agreements.
First as an engineer, then an inventor, and now an attorney, Rick’s focus remains the same – providing effective solutions to complex problems.
7,691,458 Carrier Substrate with a Thermochromatic Coating
7,525,405 Method of Making an Electrical Inductor Using a Sacrificial Electrode
7,243,705 Integrated Circuit Coolant Microchannel with Compliant Cover
7,205,074 Venting of Pellicle Cavity for a Mask
7,157,301 Semiconductor Package Security Features Using Thermochromatic Inks and Three-Dimensional Identification Coding
7,154,170 Semiconductor package Security Features Using Thermochromatic Inks and Three-Dimensional Identification Coding
6,993,834 Apparatus For Assembling Card Edge Slots Into A Substrate
6,880,232 Method of Making an Electrical Inductor Using a Sacrificial Electrode
6,833,563 Multi-Stack Surface Mount Light Emitting Diodes
6,809,625 Integrated Connector and Positive Thermal Coefficient Switch
6,623,282 Component Retention Socket
6,555,746 Horizontal Component Retention Socket
Other patents pending
- Ater Wynne LLP, Portland, Oregon, Associate, 2008 to present; Registered Patent Agent, 2006 to 2008
- Intel Corporation, Patent Engineer, 2004 to 2006; Engineer, 1989 to 2004
- Northwest School of Law of Lewis and Clark College, J.D., cum laude, 2008
- Southern Oregon State College, B.S., 1988
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
- American Intellectual Property Law Association, member
- Oregon Patent Law Association, member
- Oregon State Bar, member
- Multnomah Bar Association, member