Richard S. Taffet serves as lead counsel in a wide range of antitrust, intellectual property, and other domestic and international litigation and counselling matters. He represents clients in the communications, consumer electronics, financial, pharmaceuticals, textiles, chemicals, software, and industrial products industries.
For more than to 35 years Richard has tried cases in state and federal courts, as well as in arbitration proceedings; represented clients’ interests in appeals to numerous Federal Courts of Appeal and the Supreme Court of the United States; and has advised clients in connection with a broad range of competition and intellectual property matters. Richard also regularly assists clients in matters before the United States Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission, as well as foreign competition and other regulatory bodies, including in European and Asian jurisdictions.
Richard is also recognized as a leading counsel and thought leader in connection with matters involving technology standards development. For more than 30 years, Richard has represented standard setting organizations (SSOs) and technology consortia, as well as participants in such bodies in connection with the development and use of SSO patent and intellectual property rights (IPR) policies, licensing and technology transfer strategies, and related commercial and antitrust issues. These representations have included the development of SSO and consortia IPR and patent policies, numerous litigations, advocacy to US and foreign legislative bodies and enforcement and regulatory agencies, and extensive legal and economic writing and speaking endeavors.
Richard is noted in Chambers USA “as a proficient and respected antitrust and IP lawyer,” and for his “excellent strategic views and his ability to always think one step ahead.” Before joining Morgan Lewis, Richard was a senior litigation partner of another international law firm, where he was a member of the executive board.