Richard C. Weinblatt
(302) 999-1540 – Ext.2
RICHARD C. WEINBLATT began working with intellectual property over 15 years ago and has been a registered patent agent since 2000. He started his legal career at an intellectual property boutique that merged into WolfBlock LLP, a regional general practice law firm, where he became experienced in most areas of intellectual property law. Mr. Weinblatt then joined Fish & Richardson, P.C., an international law firm specializing in intellectual property law. There, he continued to concentrate on intellectual property law, focusing on patent litigation. Next, he formed Stamoulis & Weinblatt LLC.
Mr. Weinblatt’s practice focuses on patent litigation. He has worked on all aspects of intellectual property-related matters, including patent litigation, U.S. and foreign patent prosecution, patent infringement and validity opinions, product clearance/freedom-to-operate opinions, patentability assessments, U.S. and foreign trademark prosecution, U.S. copyright prosecution, trademark, domain name, and copyright disputes, and due diligence in support of intellectual property acquisitions. His technical and legal experience have enabled him to handle a variety of technologies, such as mechanical arts, business methods, video compression, computer hardware, computer software, semiconductor fabrication, electronic arts, chemical arts, consumer products, and food products.
Mr. Weinblatt has experience working with Fortune 100 companies, small and mid-size companies, start-up companies, universities, foreign entities, and individuals. He manages and helps build and protect clients’ intellectual property portfolios. Mr. Weinblatt also advises clients on licensing and litigation strategies. He has written, negotiated, and reviewed technology agreements, including technology transfer agreements, consulting agreements, confidentiality agreements, software license agreements, assignments, consent for registration of a trademark agreements, and others.
Mr. Weinblatt is certified as a mediator by the Delaware Superior Court and as a Commercial Law Arbitrator by the Delaware State Bar Association.
In 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016, Super Lawyers named Mr. Weinblatt a Rising Star, an honor reserved for no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the State of Delaware. He received this honor in the area of Intellectual Property Litigation. He also was recognized as an “IP Star” in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 by Managing Intellectual Property.
Mr. Weinblatt represented Visual Memory, LLC before the U.S. District Court and Federal Circuit. He successfully argued for the reversal of the district court’s dismissal on the basis of 35 U.S.C. § 101 in Visual Memory, LLC v. NVIDIA Corp. (Fed. Cir. 2017). IPWatchdog identified Mr. Weinblatt’s victory at the Federal Circuit as one of the “most noteworthy decisions from 2017.”
University of Delaware, B.A., Chemistry and Criminal Justice 1998
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law, J.D. 2001
Senior Lead Articles Editor, The Journal of Contemporary Health Law and Policy
New Jersey (2001)
New York (2009)
United States Patent and Trademark Office (2000)
Pre-S&W Case Highlights
Multimedia Patent Trust v. Microsoft Corporation (S.D. Cal.) — Defended Microsoft against a video compression patent asserted by Multimedia Patent Trust (MPT). MPT claimed that all MPEG-2 and VC-1 decoders infringed the patent and sought more than $400 million in damages. Jury returned a verdict of no infringement on the video patent and awarded no damages to MPT.
CNX Gas Corp. et al. v. CDX Gas, LLC (W.D. Pa.) — Represented CDX in a suit involving multiple patents directed to improved drilling methods for draining coal bed methane from coal seams. Case settled shortly before scheduled trial.
Certain Semiconductor Devices, DMA Systems, and Products Containing Same (I.T.C. and D. Del.) — Represented Samsung in patent litigation relating to semiconductor fabrication and direct memory access systems.