Richard Doyle was trained in Intellectual Property as a Technical Law Clerk to the Honorable Giles S. Rich of the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He was also a Research Assistant to J. Thomas McCarthy on his Trademark treatise.
For over 25 years, Mr. Doyle has provided due diligence and counseling for technology driven companies with a focus on Intellectual Property litigation, commercial litigation and as the role of in-house counsel.
Having managed over 70 intellectual property cases, as well as many 17200 cases, Mr. Doyle is highly successful in identifying and negotiating business resolutions for his clients. Notably, Mr. Doyle successfully represented a major video game company in the settlement of a patent infringement suit valued at over $80 million to his client. He has helped to broker over $130 million in business deals for his clients over the past 10 years.
He has negotiated contracts for clients valued in excess of $100 million.
In addition to his litigation experience, his experience includes working with technology start ups in a variety of capacities, including as a board member, executive officer and general counsel. As in-house counsel for Gamut Interactive, Mr. Doyle organized and managed the company’s intellectual property portfolio; closed a $17 million Series A round; converted certain debt holders to equity investors; coordinated bridge money towards a new financing round; handled employee stock issues and coordinated the company’s litigation.
Additionally, Mr. Doyle has for almost 10 years been an Adjunct Professor at USF Law School teaching a seminar in litigation strategy. He is past-President of the San Francisco Intellectual Property Law Association and a lecturer on Intellectual Property issues.
Mr. Doyle earned his B.S. in Chemistry from Creighton University and earned his J.D. from the University of San Francisco. He is also a member of the Federal Circuit Board, the San Francisco Intellectual Property Law Association, and the Contra Costa County Bar Association where he has served on the Publication Board for several years.