Mr. Ratchford is a Member of F. Chau & Associates. He regularly files and prosecutes utility and design patents, and advises clients in matters concerning patent licensing, opinions, and product clearances. His practice concentrates in software-based technologies, electronics, semiconductors, and materials science.


New York Law School, JD., 2001 SUNY Stony Brook, B.E., Electrical Engineering, deans list honors. 1996

2002, New York; U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York; registered to practice before U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Staten Island, New York, December 1, 1973
New York State and American Bar Associations; American Intellectual Property Law Association; New York Intellectual Property Law Association.

Richard D. Ratchford, Jr.


Practice area

  • Intellectual Property