Rich founded Goldstein Patent Law more than 25 years ago — and has since become a highly sought-after industry leader. He has a natural ability to explain complex legal topics in simple terms. He uses that to educate and empower his clients.
The son of an engineer, Rich learned to appreciate inventions at an early age. He ultimately earned his degree in electrical engineering from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1991. As a patent lawyer, this engineering background gives Rich a competitive edge — allowing him to understand design drafts at a deeper level than most.
Rich pursued a career in patent law, realizing it would give him the opportunity to help others protect and realize their own ideas. He earned his Juris Doctor (JD) degree from Brooklyn Law School. He was admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office in 1993, and before all New York state and local courts in 1995.
At Goldstein Patent Law, Rich has helped thousands of inventors and start-up companies protect their intellectual property (IP). He prides himself on his client-centric approach to legal strategy. This is centered on listening to and understanding clients’ goals and needs.
Notably, the American Bar Association asked Rich to write its consumer guide on obtaining a patent. This sort of endorsement is reserved for the most qualified experts and based on deep vetting.
Beyond patent law, Rich is also an expert in law firm leadership, legal marketing, and business development. As such, he is regularly invited to write and speak to entrepreneurs about IP strategy and other lawyers.
He continues to educate thousands through his seminars, educational videos, podcasts, and best-selling book: “The ABA Consumer Guide to Obtaining a Patent” and has been published many times in Law Practice Magazine and Law Practice Today.
In this episode we cover:
- The difference between a patent and a trademark
- Why you should be thinking about this BEFORE bringing your service or product to market
- How patenting & trademarking work in the US & globally
- The one connection that changed the trajectory of Rich’s professional career…this one will surprise you!
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