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Richard Bis




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Rick joined Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP as an associate in 2010. His main focus is on patent preparation, and prosecution. He also prepares patent infringement, validity, and patentability opinions. He has handled matters involving a variety of technologies, including robotic systems, biomedical devices, biometric interfaces, consumer electronics and software, hydraulic systems and valves, seal elements, pipe fittings, and filtration systems.

While attending the University of Michigan Law School, Mr. Bis was chosen as a Microsoft Law, Economics, and Technology Student Fellow and received awards for excellence in Taxation and Foreign Affairs Law.

Before beginning his legal career, Mr. Bis interned at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab where he developed and tested a data acquisition and control system, and he worked as a graduate research assistant at Virginia Tech working with unmanned aerial vehicles and agricultural robots.

J.D., Magna Cum Laude, University of Michigan Law School, 2010
B.S., Magna Cum Laude, Mechanical Engineering with a focus on unmanned systems and computer vision, Virginia Tech, 2005

Financing Innovation: A Project Finance Approach to Funding Patentable Innovation, Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal, Volume 21, Number 11, (2009)

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RENNER OTTO's strong commitment to providing high quality legal services started with the founding of the firm in 1880 and continues today. Our philosophy for success has recently been confirmed by our peers – many of the firm’s attorneys have been named Ohio Super Lawyer by Law & Politics.

RENNER OTTO's commitment to success does not come at a higher cost. Because we are located in Cleveland, Ohio, we are insulated from the high costs associated with east and west coast firms. Nonetheless, we are a firm with an international focus representing companies throughout the United States and the world. National and international organizations continue to realize the benefits and value of using RENNER OTTO to secure, protect and license their intellectual property.

RENNER OTTO has extensive experience and a thorough knowledge of every aspect of intellectual property law. Each of our attorneys and patent agents hold engineering or scientific degrees, many having advanced degrees, some having significant industrial work experience and several being published authors. RENNER OTTO prides itself on quality and each of the firm’s attorneys is dedicated to the success of our clients.