Rich Christiansen focuses his practice on patent prosecution and counseling for a broad range of technologies, including electronics, medical devices, software, clean technology, and mechanical devices. Rich has helped his clients design, build, and rejuvenate IP portfolios to achieve business and legal objectives. Rich's practice includes due diligence, clearance reviews, opinion work, licensing, and litigation.

Before launching his legal career, Rich was involved in the development of diesel injection systems at Siemens VDO and was a design engineer at Raytheon Missile System where he participated in the development and testing of a new weapon system.

In 2020, Rich was recommended by Legal 500 US for Patent Prosecution.

Rich is fluent in German.


New York University School of Law J.D. (2009)

Brigham Young University B.S. (2005) Mechanical Engineering, cum laude


California (2010)

Court Admissions

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (2012)

Professional & Community Activities

EvoNexus, Board Member

SDIPLA, Member

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