Beem’s experienced and tech-savvy patent attorneys can secure your products, features, and branding to make you stand out from the crowd. Whether you’ve come to us directly or have been referred by a lawyer, we’ll give you the edge you need to stay ahead of the competition nationwide and around the world.

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    Richard (Rich) P. Beem

    Lawyer and Patent Attorney, Principal
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      Raymond (Ray) R. Ricordati, III

      Lawyer and Patent Attorney
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        Frank Gao

        Lawyer and Patent Attorney
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          Claire Saskowski

          Attorney at Law
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            Rebecca Beem

            Operations Manager
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              Erica Rickey

              Practice Manager and Paralegal

              The Beem Team Presents Our Patent Attorneys


              Richard P. Beem: With more than 30 years of experience in patent law across a range of technologies and industries in the U.S. and abroad, Rich enjoys working with each client to serve their business and to protect their intellectual property. From preparation, filing, and prosecution of patent applications to litigation, trials and appeals, he assists clients in securing their intellectual property rights — and, more importantly, contributes to the success of their innovations and ultimately to the growth of their business. To serve clients’ national and global intellectual property needs, Rich maintains relationships with top lawyers who assist in protecting inventions and technologies in many other regions and countries.

              Raymond R. Ricordati, III: With more than 12 years as a patent attorney, Ray has extensive experience with clients in a variety of technologies across many industries, including computer hardware and software, mechanical, electro-mechanical, electronic and biotechnical. He works closely with in-house counsel and managers, invention review committees and inventors to evaluate new innovations and to develop and implement U.S. and worldwide patent strategies. From taking and analyzing the invention disclosure through preparation of the patent application, Ray’s focus is on the quality of the patent application to withstand U.S. and international examination, post-grant review or enforcement.

              Frank Y. Gao: Frank Gao has counseled corporate clients and individual inventors in a wide variety of patent matters, securing patents in chemical, mechanical, material science, and medical technologies. His specialty is patent drafting, prosecution and strategic development of high-value patent portfolios related to polymers, surfactants, ceramics, single crystals, polycrystalline materials, physical vapor deposition (PVD), chemical vapor deposition (CVD), drilling cutters, polycrystalline diamonds (PCD), polycrystalline cubic boron nitride (PcBN), super hard materials, grinding wheels, surface etched diamond crystals, glass coating, CVD coatings, and PVD coatings.

              Claire E. Saskowski: Claire meets with clients, scientists and engineers to gather invention disclosure and technical details for preparation and prosecution of patent applications – including office action response drafting across a range of technical fields, preparing for examiner interviews, reviewing preliminary patent searches, filing patent elements, and drafting briefs for appeals and post grant procedures. She works closely with in-house counsel, technical managers, and inventors to advance protection of proprietary technologies and ensure intellectual property needs of the client are met.