Richard specialises in patent matters related to a diverse range of technologies, including Information and Communication Technology (ICT), micro electronics, electronic materials and semiconductor processing, micro/nano systems/MEMS and related technologies, and physics. His practice includes drafting patent specifications, local and international prosecution, providing strategy, validity and infringement advice, and oppositions.
Previously, Richard was a Research Professor at the Microelectronics Research Center at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, a Resident Consultant at Bell Laboratories (Lucent Technologies), a Visiting Fellow at the Australian National University, a Research Associate in the Materials Science & Engineering Department at North Carolina State University, and a Research Associate at La Trobe University.
He has directed and performed original research in the fields of micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS), nanotechnology, materials engineering, and semiconductor processing. He has lectured in microelectronics, semiconductor processing, MEMS, materials science and patent law, and has over 40 refereed technical publications.