richard goldstein patent attorney

Rich Goldstein

Founder & Principal Patent Attorney

Rich founded Goldstein Patent Law more than 25 years ago — and has since become a highly sought-after industry leader. He has a natural ability to explain complex legal topics in simple terms. He uses that to educate and empower his clients.

The son of an engineer, Rich learned to appreciate inventions at an early age. He ultimately earned his degree in electrical engineering from State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1991. As a patent lawyer, this engineering background gives Rich a competitive edge — allowing him to understand design drafts at a deeper level than most.

Rich pursued a career in patent law, realizing it would give him the opportunity to help others protect and realize their own ideas.. He earned his Juris Doctor (JD) degree from Brooklyn Law School.  He was admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office in 1993, and before all New York state and local courts in 1995.

"Richard isn't one of those guys that is there to make a quick buck, he is genuinely motivated by helping his clients succeed!”
Gennady Spirin
Head of Operations, Averia

At Goldstein Patent Law, Rich has helped thousands of inventors and start-up companies protect their intellectual property (IP). He prides himself on his client-centric approach to legal strategy. This is centered on listening to and understanding clients’ goals and needs. 

Notably, the American Bar Association asked Rich to write its consumer guide on obtaining a patent. This sort of endorsement is reserved for the most qualified experts and based on deep vetting. 

Beyond patent law, Rich is also an expert in law firm leadership, legal marketing, and business development. As such, he is regularly invited to write and speak to entrepreneurs about IP strategy and other lawyers. 

He continues to educate thousands through his seminars, educational videospodcast and best selling book: “The ABA Consumer Guide to Obtaining a Patent” and has been published many times in Law Practice Magazine and Law Practice Today

Consumer Guide to Obtaining a Patent

The American Bar Association (ABA) invited our founder Rich Goldstein to author “The ABA Consumer Guide to Obtaining a Patent.” This book remains the go-to source for important principles about patent applications and the patent system.

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