Richard Taffet is a member of Bingham’s Executive Board as well as a senior member of the firm’s litigation area. Richard serves as lead counsel in a wide range of intellectual property, commercial litigation and antitrust matters, including international competition law. He represents both U.S. and foreign-based clients involved in numerous industries such as consumer electronics, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, textiles, chemicals, software development, financial industries and publishing. Richard counsels clients in connection with protecting their intellectual property assets and the marketing and distribution of their products, and also represents clients before federal agencies, including the Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission, the United States Trade Representatives Office and the Consumer Products Safety Commission.
Representing technology standards development organizations and standards development participants for more than 25 years, Richard has developed SDO patent and IPR policies, represented parties in connection with government and litigation proceedings involving standards-related patent and antitrust matters, and provided counseling regarding competitive and IPR issues in development of specific standards. Richard has formed and represented industry trade associations with the purpose of enforcing copyright and other IP rights worldwide and has developed international litigation strategy for enforcement of copyright and other IP rights.
Richard is a frequent speaker on intellectual property and antitrust issues and is a contributor to publications on these subjects. Noted in Chambers USA “as a proficient and respected antitrust and IP lawyer,” and for his “excellent strategic views and his ability to always think one step ahead.”