Richard C. Litman is a Managing Shareholder of Becker & Poliakoff, PA, and leads the firm’s Intellectual Property and Emerging Technologies (IP&ET) Practice Group office in Northern Virginia near the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). A registered patent attorney, Mr. Litman focuses his practice on Intellectual Property Protection, Licensing and Commercialization; Technology Transfer for Universities and Research Centers; Formation and Growth of Technology Companies; and Debt and Equity Financing.
entrepreneurship come naturally to Mr. Litman. In addition to over 30 years of
experience as a patent and trademark attorney, he has been a director of two
banks that were acquired, and is currently the Chairman of Freedom Bank of
Mr. Litman’s focus is on strategic intellectual property, business and regulatory representation relating to multinational development and commercialization of emerging technologies, particularly for regulated products such as medical devices, biotechnology, and agricultural products, innovations involving information, communications, financial and business processing, and energy, water and environmental technologies.
Activities and Memberships
Among other professional and business activities, Mr. Litman is Legal Counsel for the International Intellectual Property Institute (IIPI), a member of the American Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association, the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the Association of University Research Parks, and the Licensing Executives Society. He was Chair of the Patent Committee and Co-Chair of the Intellectual Property Law Section of the DC Bar (Washington, DC) and Chair of the Economic Development Commission in Arlington, VA. Mr. Litman is the founder of the Global Academic Innovation Network (GAIN), comprised of technology transfer and economic development experts worldwide. He is recognized for his achievements in Who’s Who in Finance and Industry, Who’s Who in American Law, Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in the World. He has an AV Martindale-Hubbell rating and is recognized in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. The Pennsylvania senate recognized him for his “tireless efforts to benefit the community at large”. He was also commended by President Clinton for his “deep concern about our future” and his “exemplary commitment to improving our world”.