Richard E. Ballard
Patent Attorney
Free Initial Consultation:
Contact Rick at 408-571-9600 or for an appointment to review your patent, trademark or corporate issue.

Rick Ballard is a partner at the Silicon Valley firm of Landrum LLP (  He has over 15 years of experience as a patent practitioner and legal counsel to individual inventors and entrepreneurs, technology companies, and multinational investment groups. Rick's practice encompasses various aspects of technology law, including patent and trademark prosecution, IP strategy and licensing, commercial transactions, sales and services agreements, mergers and acquisitions, financing, and general corporate counsel services.


Practice Areas

  • Patent Preparation and Prosecution
  • Trademark Filing and Disputes
  • IP Strategy and Portfolio Management
  • Complex Technology Transactions and Licensing
  • Commercial Transactions, Sales and Services Agreements
  • High Tech Startup Counseling
  • Open Source, Data Privacy and Security
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Private Equity Financing and Fund Management
  • IP Infringement Analysis and Opinion Work
  • Employment Issues


Technology Areas

  • Computer Software
  • Mobile Devices, Applications and Solutions
  • Telecommunications and Network Systems
  • Entertainment
  • Medical Devices and Systems
  • Mechanical Devices
  • Complex Emerging Technologies

Admitted in CA; Registered USPTO Patent Attorney (Reg. #46,078)

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