Richard Piercy Bio:
Law School: Georgia State University, Juris Doctorate 2014
Undergraduate: University of Georgia, BS Biology 2008
Richard brings years of experience as Corporate Patent Attorney at a cloud healthcare technology company and is an experienced intellectual property attorney who assists clients on various intellectual property matters. Prior to joining the firm, Richard was Corporate Counsel at NueMD, a leading provider of Physician Practice Management and Electronic Health Records software. Richard counseled corporate executives regarding all legal matters and prepared, prosecuted, and obtained patents to protect their intellectual property rights. In addition to managing the growing IP portfolio, Richard’s duties included HR and HIPAA compliance, M&A due diligence, dispute resolution, brand and reputation management, subsidiary formation, software and IP licensing, and business-to-business contracting. During law school, Richard was a patent examiner at the USPTO in Alexandria, Virginia and licensing specialist at the CDC in Atlanta, Georgia.
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Patent Attorney Experience – Richard’s patent prosecution experience as an Patent Attorney includes preparing and prosecuting software, network architecture, healthcare IT, and consumer electronics patents before the USPTO. Richard registered trademarks to protect his clients’ brands in a variety of classes of goods and services including apparel, home furnishings, cloud software, and medical billing. He examined a variety of biotechnology patent applications during his time at the USPTO as a patent examiner and licensed a variety of life-saving research and diagnostic technologies while working at the CDC. Richard is also qualified to prepare and negotiate licensing agreements as well as provide infringement analyses.
General Corporate Patent Attorney – Nuesoft Technologies, Inc. (NueMD) leading provider of cloud software to physician practices and medical billing companies with an extensive patent portfolio. Counseled executive team regarding subsidiary formations, business contracts, state university RFPs, intellectual property rights, dispute resolution, HR and HIPAA compliance, sales and business support, M&A due diligence, and software licensing. Richard prepared US patent and trademark applications and managed outside counsel, including outside general counsel and outside patent counsel. In July 2018, NueMD was purchased by a private equity fund, resulting in more than 100x EBITDA proceeds for investors.
Patent Attorney Licensing Experience – Richard licensed many technologies through the Technology Transfer Office at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, GA. He worked closely with inventors and prospective licensees to determine what IP, research, knowhow, and materials would need to be transferred and what level of government and licensee cooperation would be required to successfully transfer the technologies for live-saving research. He then drafted, negotiated, and executed IP, technology, and material transfer agreements.
Corporate Contract Experience – NDA, software licensing, outsourcing, employment, commercial equipment and property leasing, reseller and independent contractor, asset purchase, business acquisition, and other business contracts.
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Richard lives in Decatur, Georgia and is an attorney licensed to practice law in the state of Georgia. He is also a registered Patent Attorney, licensed to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
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