Crudo, Richard

Richard A. Crudo

Richard A. Crudo’s practice focuses on intellectual property litigation at the trial and appellate levels. His cases involve a wide range of technologies, including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, biotechnology, financial services, and computer software and hardware. Mr. Crudo’s practice encompasses all stages of litigation—including discovery, summary judgment, trial, and appeal—as well as post-grant review proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Mr. Crudo also has an active pro bono practice that focuses on First Amendment challenges and post-conviction relief cases based on flawed forensic science. 

Prior to rejoining the firm, Mr. Crudo served as a law clerk to the Honorable Kathleen M. O’Malley of the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. 

Before beginning his legal career, Mr. Crudo served as an Outstanding Scholars Fellow in his graduate program, where he published his research related to a mathematical framework describing optical properties in metamaterial. He also interned with the Office of Nuclear Energy, Space and Defense Power Systems Program of the US Department of Energy, where he researched energy technology for use on NASA spacecraft. 

Professional Activities

Mr. Crudo is admitted to practice before the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, the US District Court for the Southern District of New York, and the US Patent and Trademark Office.

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  • Education

    • JD, The George Washington University Law School, 2012

      with honors Senior Managing Editor, The George Washington Law Review, Moot Court Board
    • MS, Physics, University of Connecticut, 2008

      Outstanding Scholars Fellow
    • BS, Physics, The University of Arizona, 2006

      magna cum laude Phi Beta Kappa
  • Admissions

    • District of Columbia

    • New York

    • United States Patent and Trademark Office

    • US Supreme Court

  • Clerkships

    • The Hon. Kathleen M. O’Malley, US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 2017 - 2018