Richard Rainey specializes in trials and appeals of intellectual property disputes, including patent infringement cases, trade secret disputes, and cybersecurity threats, in diverse technological areas across many industries. As a registered patent attorney, he also has substantial experience in matters before the USPTO including various pre- and post-grant review proceedings such as IPRs. His practice includes intellectual property counseling, such as a strategic patent portfolio analysis.
Over the course of his career, Mr. Rainey has been lead counsel in a number of high profile patent infringement cases including cases before district courts (both bench and jury trials) and the International Trade Commission (“ITC”) under Section 337 (for both complainants and respondents). He has been involved in more than 50 appeals in patent cases to the Federal Circuit. Among his appellate matters, Mr. Rainey obtained reversal of an $85 million judgment and permanent injunction against Thomson Reuters. See MuniAuction, Inc. v. Thomson Corp., 532 F.3d 1318 (Fed. Cir. 2008).
Mr. Rainey served for three and a half years in GE's Corporate legal department as GE’s Global Chief IP Litigator and head of GE’s Intellectual Property Litigation Center of Excellence, which has world-wide responsibility for GE's IP disputes. During his time with GE, Mr. Rainey oversaw GE's multi-jurisdictional patent dispute with one of its largest competitors, which included the largest patent jury verdict for GE in its history. In addition, Mr. Rainey investigated and litigated a number of cybersecurity matters for GE, including both civil and criminal actions. He routinely counseled GE’s diverse businesses on intellectual property strategy, which extended to supporting GE’s efforts on the policy front regarding various proposed reforms in intellectual property law at both the state and federal level.