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Oliver J. Richards

Oliver Richards is an Associate in the San Diego office of Fish & Richardson. His practice focuses on intellectual property litigation covering a wide range of technologies.  Mr. Richards has experience in cases involving integrated circuit design and fabrication, wireless standards (including cases involving standards-essential patents), graphical user interfaces, and encryption technologies. Beyond these technologies, Mr. Richards’ focus is on complex legal analysis and writing, and one of his primary strengths is efficiently drafting effective briefs before a wide variety of tribunals including the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, district courts, and the Federal Circuit.

Prior to joining Fish, Mr. Richards served as a law clerk for the Honorable Timothy B. Dyk of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.  During law school, Mr. Richards co-founded the Patent Law Reading Group—a group dedicated to keeping up with recent developments in Patent Law from the Federal Circuit and Supreme Court—and Oliver has continued this in his practice, keeping Fish’s clients up-to-date with alerts about important patent law developments.


J.D., New York University School of Law 2015
Development Editor, NYU Annual Survey of American Law
magna cum laude , Order of the Coif

B.S., Millsaps College 2007
magna cum laude


  • California 2016


United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, The Honorable Timothy B. Dyk



Fish Obtains First PGR Reversal at Federal Circuit in Altaire Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. Paragon Bioteck, Inc., co-author, Fish Post-Grant News, June 13, 2018

Guest Author, “Challenging PTO Institution Policies (If Not Institution Decisions)Patently-O, January 29, 2017.



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