Alston & Bird LLP
Rick McDermott is a partner in the Intellectual Property – Litigation Group. Rick concentrates his practice on complex intellectual property litigation, including patent, trademark, copyright and other technology-related disputes. In addition, Rick counsels clients regarding obtaining, protecting, licensing and enforcing intellectual property. He is also experienced in the preparation and prosecution of patents in the electrical and electromechanical fields.
Rick has litigated a wide variety of patent, trademark and copyright cases through discovery, trial and appeal in numerous courts through the United States, including in the United States District Courts in California, Delaware, Texas, Virginia, New York, Minnesota, North Carolina, Ohio, New Hampshire and South Carolina, as well as in the International Trade Commission.
His patent infringement cases have covered such subjects as GPS technology, semiconductor manufacturing processes and products, ultrasound imaging equipment, refrigerants, cellular products and systems, digital imaging technology, direct broadcast satellite systems, electronic maintenance data collectors, plasma arc torches and electrodes, turbulence detection systems, gyratory compactor equipment for the asphalt industry, space dyeing machines, conveyor roller equipment, yarn dyeing equipment and food purification processes. He also has experience in the fields of carbon nanotubes, wireless transmission of digital information, system authentication and security, and electronic payment and pre-pay systems.