Rick Anderson began his career in the intellectual property field in 1992 as a Patent Examiner at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) before joining BSKB’s electrical practice group in 1996. Mr. Anderson was named Partner in 2001 and primarily represents clients before the USPTO in pre-grant and post-grant proceedings, with particular emphasis on ex parte and inter partes reexaminations involving patents being litigated in U.S. district court. His experience covers a broad range of complex technologies such as digital image processing, wireless communications, hearing aid devices, optical recording media, medical imaging and heating/air-conditioning systems. Mr. Anderson counsels clients on issues of patentability, infringement, validity, reexamination, licensing and U.S. district court litigation. Mr. Anderson has lectured extensively in the U.S., Europe and Japan on best practices for U.S. patent protection.