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Richard Gregson

Of Counsel

Richard Gregson is of counsel in Baker Donelson's Baltimore office and a member of the Intellectual Property Group.

Professional Biography

Richard Gregson has more than 25 years of experience helping clients to protect one of their most valuable assets – their intellectual property. His experience includes patent prosecution of U.S. applications for electrical and mechanical systems, computer software, and medical devices. Mr. Gregson also works with clients to develop and analyze patent portfolios and assist in patent assertion investigations. His clients operate in a wide spectrum of industries, including aerospace, computer sciences, electronics, and telecommunications.

Mr. Gregson spent more than a decade working as senior patent counsel for a multinational information technology services and consulting company, where he led efforts to design and implement a cloud-based matter and document management system that integrated with the company's existing docketing system. He also analyzed the company's existing intellectual property portfolio to develop a patent assertion and licensing program; assisted in identification/preparation of invention disclosures; managed outside counsel's preparation and prosecution of U.S. and foreign patent applications; supported the company's nondisclosure agreements, licensing agreements, and intellectual property sales agreements; and conducted seminars on intellectual property for the company's engineers and management.

Prior to his career in the legal profession, Mr. Gregson worked as a computer engineer in an embedded computer systems group at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. He authored technical papers at conferences organized by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

Mr. Gregson is admitted to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and previously served as a patent examiner for the USPTO.

  • Assisted client in patent portfolio analysis and patent assertion investigations following corporate buyout.

  • Adjunct Professor – Villanova University, Intellectual Property Law (2015 – 2017)
  • "The Development of Application Specific Integrated Circuits Using the System Design Synthesis Tool," Proceedings of 1989 IEEE ASIC Seminar (1989)
  • "System Design Synthesis Tool," Proceedings of the Government Microelectronics Applications Conference (1988)


  • University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1992
  • Boston University, B.S. in Computer Engineering, summa cum laude, 1983


  • Maryland, 1992
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Maryland Court of Appeals

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