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Ulrich, Clifford

Clifford Ulrich


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Clifford Ulrich joined the firm as a partner in 2020. He devotes his practice to patent prosecution (both domestic and foreign), post- grant review proceedings before the USPTO, strategic patent counseling, and patent portfolio analysis, with a particular emphasis in the mechanical, electrical and electro-mechanical arts. Mr. Ulrich also has extensive experience in design patents. Mr. Ulrich’s experience covers a broad range of technologies, including automotive devices and systems, aerospace systems, computer devices and peripherals, consumer goods, and medical devices.

Mr. Ulrich has been heavily involved in post-grant review proceedings before the USPTO, handling over 100 inter partes reviews, inter partes reexamination proceedings, and ex parte reexamination proceedings. He has been on both sides, representing the challenger in some instances and the patent owner in others.

Prior to entering the legal profession, Mr. Ulrich gained industry experience as a design and manufacturing engineer.

  • New York Law School – JD – 1996
  • Case Western Reserve University, Bachelor of Science in Engineering (with Honors): Mechanical Engineering, 1989
  • New York
  • Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Mr. Meagher has developed strategies that have allowed numerous clients to build extremely successful portfolios in various fields with virtually no legal challenges. This stems from his ability to imagine and in some cases re-imagine IP strategies from both a national and global perspective. Mr. Meagher has helped clients develop and protect products from conceptualization to commercialization and build overall, strategically-designed portfolios by guiding his clients along a road map to success based on well- thought-out and reasoned analysis.  His combined expertise in applied physics, mechanical engineering  and IP law enables him to steer clients around various legal minefields in order to achieve commercial success. Mr. Meagher conducts IP due diligence, including patent validity analyses and freedom to operate studies, providing strategic analysis and advice in connection with portfolio growth and management, as well as business strategies relating to mergers and acquisitions.

  • Associate Professor and Lecturer at BioDesign Israel  – Israeli entrepreneur program designed to provide students and professionals from the fields of medical science, engineering and business administration advanced training and mentoring in health technology innovation.