Associate / Twin Cities / 612-766-2048
bisenius@fr.com

Rick Bisenius

Rick Bisenius is an Associate in the patent group at Fish & Richardson’s Twin Cities office. His practice emphasizes patent post-grant proceedings (IPR and CBM), patent reexamination proceedings, US and foreign patent portfolio strategy and management, and due diligence investigations.

Mr. Bisenius has represented both petitioners and patent owners in over 50 inter partes review, CBM review, and reexamination proceedings in the areas of telecommunications, telephony, software, communications systems and hardware, navigation systems, electro-mechanical devices, bio-medical devices, and consumer products.

Mr. Bisenius has counseled clients for patent prosecution, patentability analysis, and freedom-to-operate investigations, in the areas of end user software (including user interface, improved user experience, and digital mapping technology), mobile/Internet technologies (including data communication, data security, and wireless access protocols), business development software, medical devices, medical information storage and communications systems, computer hardware, network communication systems, consumer products, internal combustion engines, electrical component manufacturing, and business methods. In addition, Mr. Bisenius frequently practices in patent reexamination/post-grant proceedings. He has represented both challengers/third party requesters and patent owners in proceedings for patents related to circuit design, end user software, medical devices, mobile/Internet technologies, and consumer products. This experience includes advising clients on patent reexamination strategies/post-grant proceedings during concurrent patent litigation.

Prior to attending law school, Mr. Bisenius worked as a Technology Specialist/Patent Agent for the firm, assisting with domestic and foreign litigation cases, preparing ex parte reexamination requests, conducting both ex parte and inter partesreexamination proceedings, and drafting, filing and prosecuting patent applications before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Mr. Bisenius previously held engineering positions at Booz Allen Hamilton’s Network Design and Analysis Center (providing telecommunications and telephony system analysis and design services for the National Communications System (NCS), the Navy, and the Pentagon) and IBM (including work in hardware design, database programming, and object oriented language programming).

Education 

J.D., University of Chicago Law School 2013
with honors


B.S., University of Wisconsin 2001
Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Science
Secretary, Eta Kappa Nu Electrical Engineering Honor Society

Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 2009
  • Illinois 2013
  • Minnesota 2014

Other Distinctions

Selected Mentions:

Named in Law360, “Apple, Google, Samsung Get Mapping Patent Win At PTAB” (September 21, 2016).
Named in Law360, “Google, Samsung Get Graphics Patents Axed in AIA Review” (June 17, 2015).

Experience

Mr. Bisenius has counseled clients for patent prosecution, patentability analysis, and freedom-to-operate investigations, in the areas of end user software, mobile/Internet technologies, business development software, medical devices, medical information storage and communications systems, computer hardware, network communication systems, consumer products, internal combustion engines, electrical component manufacturing, and business methods. In addition, Mr. Bisenius frequently practices in patent reexamination/post-grant proceedings. He has represented both challengers/third party requesters and patent owners in proceedings for patents related to circuit design, end user software, medical devices, mobile/Internet technologies, and consumer products. This experience includes advising clients on patent reexamination strategies/post-grant proceedings during concurrent patent litigation.

Practice Examples:

Inter Partes Review and Covered Business Method Review Proceedings

Google Inc. v. Makor Issues, IPR2017-00818
Google Inc. v. Makor Issues, IPR2017-00817
Google Inc. v. Makor Issues, IPR2017-00816
Google Inc.. v. Makor Issues, IPR2017-00815
Google Inc. v. Mobile Telecommunications Technologies, LLC., IPR2017-00537
Google Inc. v. Mobile Telecommunications Technologies, LLC., IPR2017-00536
Google Inc. v. Mobile Telecommunications Technologies, LLC., IPR2017-00535
Google Inc. v. Mobile Telecommunications Technologies, LLC., IPR2017-00534
Google Inc. v. Mobile Telecommunications Technologies, LLC., IPR2017-00533
Google Inc. v. Mobile Telecommunications Technologies, LLC., IPR2017-00532
Google Inc. v. Makor Issues, IPR2016-01537
Google Inc. v. Makor Issues, IPR2016-01536
Google Inc. v. Makor Issues, IPR2016-01535
Microsoft Corporation v. Corel Software, LLC, IPR2016-01300
Microsoft Corporation v. Corel Software, LLC, IPR2016-01086
Microsoft Corporation v. Corel Software, LLC, IPR2016-01085
Microsoft Corporation v. Corel Software, LLC, IPR2016-01084
Microsoft Corporation v. Corel Software, LLC, IPR2016-01083
Nautilus Hyosung Inc. v. Diebold Inc., IPR2016-00530
Nautilus Hyosung Inc. v. Diebold Inc., IPR2016-00529
Nautilus Hyosung Inc. v. Diebold Inc., IPR2016-00525
Nautilus Hyosung Inc. v. Diebold Inc., IPR2016-00523
Ethicon, Inc. v. EndoEvolution, LLC, IPR2016-00071
Google Inc. v. Porto Technology Co. Ltd., IPR2016-00045
Google Inc. v. Porto Technology Co. Ltd., IPR2016-00022
Apple Inc. v. Ericsson Inc. and Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson, IPR2016-00152
Apple Inc. v. Ericsson Inc. and Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson, IPR2016-00108
Apple Inc. v. Ericsson Inc. and Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson, IPR2016-00107
Apple Inc. v. Ericsson Inc. and Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson, IPR2016-00106
Apple Inc. v. Ericsson Inc. and Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson, IPR2015-01905
Apple Inc. v. Ericsson Inc. and Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson, IPR2015-01904
Google Inc. et al. v. American Navigational Systems, Inc., IPR2015-00851
Google Inc. et al. v. American Navigational Systems, Inc., IPR2015-00849
FFF Enterprises, Inc. v. AmerisourceBergen Specialty Group, Inc., CBM Case No. CBM2014-00154
Google Inc. v. Virtual Real Estate, Inc., IPR Case No. IPR2014-01338
Google Inc. v. Virtual Real Estate, Inc., IPR Case No. IPR2014-01339
Google Inc. v. Virtual Real Estate, Inc., IPR Case No. IPR2014-01340
Google Inc. v. Virtual Real Estate, Inc., IPR Case No. IPR2014-01341
Google Inc. v. MicroGrafx LLC, IPR Case No. IPR2014-00532
Google Inc. v. MicroGrafx LLC, IPR Case No. IPR2014-00533
Google Inc. v. MicroGrafx LLC, IPR Case No. IPR2014-00534
NuVasive, Inc. v. Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc., IPR Case No. IPR-201300395
NuVasive, Inc. v. Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc., IPR Case No. IPR-201300396
Medtronic, Inc. v. NuVasive, Inc., IPR Case No. IPR-201300506
Medtronic, Inc. v. NuVasive, Inc., IPR Case No. IPR 2014-00034
Continental Automotive Systems, Inc. v. Wasica Finance GMBH et. al.,IPR Case No. IPR 2014-00295
Continental Automotive Systems, Inc. v. Wasica Finance GMBH et. al.,IPR Case No. IPR 2014-01454
Schrader Int’l, Inc. et. al. v. Wasica Finance GMBH et. al., IPR Case No. IPR 2014-00476
Schrader Int’l, Inc. et. al. v. Wasica Finance GMBH et. al., IPR Case No. IPR 2015-00272

Reexamination Proceedings

Nest Labs, Inc. v. Honeywell International, Inc., Control No. 95/002,041
Nest Labs, Inc. v. Honeywell International, Inc., Control No. 95/002,043
Requester v. Suffolk Technologies LLC, Control No. 90/012,714
Requester v. Suffolk Technologies LLC, Control No. 90/012,427
Requester v. Charles H. Moore, Control No. 90/009,388
Requester v. Charles H. Moore, Control No. 90/009,389
Requester v. Charles H. Moore, Control No. 90/009,457
Requester v. Charles H. Moore, Control No. 90/009,591
Requester v. Xerox Corporation, Control No. 90/011,232
Requester v. Bel Fuse, Inc., Control No. 90/009,202
DPI Inc. et al. v. Bose Corporation, Control No. 95/001,260
Verizon Long Distance LLC v. Center One, Control No. 95/001,184
Verizon Long Distance LLC v. Center One, Control No. 95/001,185

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