Rory Radding

Rory Radding

Registered Patent Attorney • Partner

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New York


  • J.D., Albany Law School

  • B.A., Hamilton College


IP Litigation (patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret) • Global IP Strategies • Patent Prosecution • IP Due Diligence • Patent Analysis and Opinions • Trademark Prosecution

Rory J. Radding is an IP strategist with 45 years of experience. He is also an accomplished first-chair trial lawyer.  He has litigated diverse patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret cases, acting for both plaintiffs and defendants, involving a wide variety of technologies and products, including LED lighting and lighting systems, plastic manufacture, electrochemical devices, ring laser gyroscopes, avionics, medical devices, communications, pharmaceuticals, computer controllers, food equipment, data compression, impact sensors, bicycles, candy, wine, jewelry, personal consumer products, skin and beauty care products, television commercials, and vehicle tires; to name a few.  As a registered patent attorney, he has prosecuted patents covering chemical, biotech, and computer-related inventions in diverse industries.

Rory has served as lead trial counsel before several federal trial courts, including the district courts for New York, California, Connecticut, Colorado, Delaware, Illinois, Massachusetts, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.  He has served as lead appellate counsel before the U.S. Courts of Appeals (for the Second, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth, and Federal Circuits) and the United States Supreme Court.  He also has extensive experience representing clients before the United States International Trade Commission (ITC), and has litigated before the ITC in the fields of chemical catalysis, video games, electric switches, chemiluminescence, tractors, bar code readers, blu-ray players, artificial eyelashes and vehicle tires.

Rory also advises large, mid-size, small, and start-up clients, as well as non-profit associations and organizations, on global intellectual property strategies, including prosecution, licensing, and enforcement strategies involving patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. He also has extensive experience advising clients on cross-border transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, the establishment of joint ventures, international and domestic technology transfer, licensing, as well as collaborative research agreements, and equity financing.

Before the start of his legal career, Rory was a pharmaceutical chemist at Wellcome Research Laboratory (now Glaxo Smith Kline) , and an environmental chemist at Union Carbide Corporation (now Dow Chemical).