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Rick practices as an intellectual property lawyer, assisting clients with their patent, trademark, copyright and other IP legal needs. After nearly twenty years as a partner in the IP Practice Group at Alston & Bird LLP, Rick founded McDermott IP Law in 2018. He received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering and J.D. from Marquette University. Rick currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Community Building Initiative, both the National Board of Directors and the Greater Carolinas Chapter Board of Trustees of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and the Marquette University “Time to Rise” Capital Campaign Executive Committee. Rick and his husband Rob live in Dilworth but enjoy spending time in the NC mountains or wherever their RV takes them.
McDermott IP Law is an intellectual property law firm, specializing in patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, licensing and other commercial contracts, and IP related litigation, providing you and your business the sophisticated IP advice with personal service and reasonable rates. Our goal is simple – to provide clients a place to turn for cost effective, timely, and successful resolution of their corporate and intellectual property needs. We partner with you and your employees, learn your business, and focus on protecting your innovation so that you can continue to focus on growing and running your business.
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