Richard Eldredge

Richard Eldredge

Austin, Texas

Key aspects of our firm's comprehensive patent services include:

  • Experience + qualifications — Mr. Eldredge is a certified professional engineer who earned a bachelor's and a master's degree in mechanical engineering. His law degree has an emphasis in intellectual property.
  • Fast-track patent turnaround — Because it can take two years or more for the USPTO to issue a patent, time is always of the essence. We complete the initial phase of the patent application process in one week or less, a fraction of the time it takes most lawyers. How do we accomplish this? Mr. Eldredge's extensive experience writing patent applications combined with his ability to create his own computer-aided design (CAD) drawings instead of outsourcing shaves weeks off of the process.
  • Competitive pricing — Our flat rate to prepare the patent application, including the formal drawings, is thousands of dollars less than standard patent attorney rates. Mr. Eldredge's broad-based skill set eliminates significant overhead out of the cost of doing business and we pass this savings on to our clients.
  • Free extras — We perform a patent search and trademark filing free when preparing a patent application.
  • Fast and personalized prosecution — Mr. Eldredge interviews the patent examiners personally in order to expedite the prosecution of clients' applications.
  • International patent applications — We have worked with Fortune 500 companies as well as smaller entrepreneurs and inventors, both domestically and internationally in a broad array of industries, including aeronautical, medical and utilities. Mr. Eldredge has prosecuted hundreds of international patent applications and worked alongside foreign patent agents and attorneys.

Areas of Practice

  • 85% Patent Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • 10% Trademark law
  • Trade Secrets
  • Contracts
  • 5% Licensing

Litigation Percentage

  • 10% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Patent Attorney, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2010
  • Patent Agent, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2008

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2010
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2008


  • University of LaVerne College of Law, Woodland Hills, California
    • J.D. - 2008
    • Honors: With High Honors
    • Major: Intellectual Property Law
  • Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah - May, 2004
    • Honors: With High Honors
    • Major: M.S. Mechanical Engineering
  • Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah - April, 2002
    • Honors: With High Honors
    • Major: B.S. Mechanical Engineering

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Tarrant Country Bar Association, Member
  • Dallas County Bar Association, Member
  • J. Rueben Clark Law Society, Member, 2008 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • RHT Energy Solutions, Professional Engineer, 2004 - 2006
  • Connor and Associates, P.C., Patent Agent, 2005 - 2008


  • English (Primary)