John Richards , Esq.
Adjunct Professor of Law

Ladas & Parry LLP
26 West 61 St
New York,  NY  10023
Telephone: (212)708-1915
Fax: (212)246-8959

John Richards started work in the patent profession in the patent department of the British chemical company Albright & Wilson in 1966. He joined Ladas & Parry in 1973, becoming a partner in 1982. In addition to teaching at Fordham, where he has been teaching since 1998, he teaches a course on international patent law and at John Marshall School of Law. Mr. Richards has written and spoken frequently on international intellectual property issues, especially in the fields of patents and copyrights in the United States, Canada, India and the Far East.

Mr. Richards was listed by Legal Media Group as one of the World's Leading Patent Law Experts 2003 - 2007.

Mr. Richards specializes in chemical and biochemical patent matters including drafting and prosecution of patent applications in these fields in the United States and abroad. He is also widely experienced in the negotiation and drafting of patent and know-how license agreements.

Professional Affiliations

Bar Admissions

New York
USPTO, British Patent Office & European Patent Office
Registered to Practice before the European Office of Harmonization of the Internal Market (Trademarks and Designs)

Professional Affiliations

American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Group of AIPPI
American Bar Association
European Patent Institute
Chartered Institute of Patent Agents (U.K)


University of Cambridge (B.A., 1966; M.A., 1970)
University of London (LL.B., 1979)