Richard Allen


  • Juris Doctor, Franklin Pierce Law Center (now University of New Hampshire Law), cum laude
  • Senior Editor, IDEA – The Intellectual Property Law Review
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, University of Utah


  • Licensed by the Virginia State Bar
  • Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Richard Allen is a Partner in the Patent Practice Group in the firm's Spokane, Washington office. He practices patent law with a focus on mechanical and electro-mechanical technologies. His extensive experience throughout his career covers a diverse range of industries including manufacturing, electronic and textile consumer goods, medical, agricultural, aeronautical, automotive, and green-technology. Within these technologies, Mr. Allen provides a variety of services to assist clients as they pursue business interests. These services include, among others: preliminary concept searching; drafting and prosecution of patent applications, both domestic and foreign; and opinion and evaluation of existing patents, ideas, and products for the purpose of determining invalidity, infringement, patentability, and freedom-to-operate. Mr. Allen carefully strives to understand the needs and desires of clients to provide the best value and the best quality work, whether the client is a large corporation, a startup, or a solo inventor. He works directly with clients to create a strategy-driven patent portfolio so as to position the client with the greatest chance for success.