Practice Areas

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Al Richardson is a registered patent attorney whose practice includes many aspects of intellectual property law. He is actively involved in intellectual property dispute resolution including litigation and mediation. He assists clients with the development and exploitation of intellectual property portfolios, licensing and other technology transfers, and franchising issues. He prepares and prosecutes patent applications and advises clients in patentability, infringement, validity, and enforceability of patents. He routinely assists clients with the selection of strong trademarks and the protection of those marks through registration and active enforcement. His practice further includes copyright registration, licensing and litigation. Mr. Richardson holds a B.S. degree in aerospace engineering (1964) an M.S. degree in engineering mechanics (1967) and a law degree (1970) from the University of Texas at Austin where he was elected to Tau Beta Pi and Phi Eta Sigma.

Practice Areas

Patents, trademarks, copyrights and related litigation.


  • J.D., University of Texas (1970)
  • M.S., Engineering Mechanics, University of Texas (1967)
  • B.S., Aerospace Engineering, University of Texas (1964)


  • All Washington State Courts
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Washington
  • Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Various admissions pro hac vice

Bar and Professional Affiliations

  • Washington State Bar Association
  • East King County Bar Association (Trustee 1996 - present)
  • Snohomish County Bar Association
  • Washington State Patent Law Association (President 1989-1990)

Publications and Presentations

  • Asserting and Responding to Patent Infringement Claims, Legends of Litigation Seminar (Western Trial Lawyers Association; 2002)
  • Intellectual Property Issues and Litigation Avoidance, Civil Litigation Institute (Washington State Bar Association; 2001)
  • Trademark Fundamentals, CLE Command Performance (King County Bar Association; 1993)
  • Trademarks in the Franchise Relationship, Franchising in Washington after the 1991 Amendments (Washington State Bar Association CLE; 1992)
  • Introduction to Trademarks, Bridging the Gap Seminar (King County Bar Association CLE; 1991)
  • Patents: Legislating License Misuse, Computer Law Institute (Washington State Bar Association CLE; 1989)

Community Involvement

  • Counsel, National Ski Patrol, Pacific Northwest Division
  • Patroller, The Summit at Snoqualmie


H. Al Richardson

H. Al Richardson

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