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Richard H. Kosakowski

Richard Kosakowski is a highly-experienced, business-oriented attorney who counsels clients of all sizes (individuals, companies from startups to large multinational corporations, academic institutions) in all aspects of Intellectual Property ("IP") law, including patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. Rick has over 30 years of experience in the preparation and prosecution of U.S. and foreign patent applications in a wide range of technology areas listed below, including various traditional and emerging technologies, and technologies involving software-based inventions. Rick also has extensive experience in invention identification; IP portfolio analysis, development, and management; transactional work (e.g., Government licensing – FARS, DFARS, University licensing); patent opinion preparation; patent litigation support; trademark availability analysis and trademark registration procurement.


  • Western New England College School of Law, J.D., 1990
  • Western New England College, B.S.E.E. with honors, 1986


  • Connecticut
  • Massachusetts
  • Registered Patent Attorney

Professional Activities

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Hampden County Bar Association

In the Community

  • River Valley Investors, Springfield, MA, Member
  • Valley Venture Mentors, Springfield, MA, Lead Mentor

Awards and Recognition

  • Tau Beta Pi and Sigma Beta Tau, Academic Engineering Honor Societies

Technology Areas

  • Electrical, electronics, and mechanical
  • Computer hardware and software – including software-based inventions
  • Internet, cloud-based, networking, business methods, and e-commerce
  • Blockchain, artificial intelligence, internet of things, and cybersecurity
  • Aerospace
  • Gas turbine engines
  • Automotive
  • Radar
  • Control systems
  • Semiconductors
  • Optics
  • Measurement devices and systems