Mr. Ratchford is a Member of F. Chau & Associates and has been with the firm since 2003. He regularly files and prosecutes utility and design patent applications, and advises clients in matters concerning patent litigations, licenses, opinions, product clearances and patent prosecution matters. His practice concentrates in software-based technologies, electronics, semiconductors, and materials science.


New York Law School, JD., 2001; SUNY Stony Brook, B.E., Electrical Engineering, deans list honors, 1996

2002, New York; 2003, U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York; registered to practice before U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
New York Intellectual Property Law Association; Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Richard D. Ratchford, Jr.


Practice area

  • Consumer Electronics
  • Patent Portfolio Strategist
  • Semiconductor Display Technology
  • Semiconductor Memory Technology
  • Software based Inventions