Reginald Ratliff

Reginald Ratliff

Reginald Ratliff is a partner with Vanguard/IP, LLP.. His technological experience includes software systems, semiconductor process technology, microprocessors, payment systems, artificial intelligence, cloud-based systems, consumer electronic products, mobile devices, digital systems, analog systems, communication networks, storage devices, and other electronics and computer related technologies.

Prior to founding Vanguard/IP LLP, Reg was a Shareholder at Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, Partner at Hanley Flight & Zimmerman LLC as well as Senior Counsel at Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice LLP.
He also worked as a Patent Examiner at the USPTO for 11 years, examining applications in the electrical arts and receiving 11 special achievement awards.


Posts by Reginald Ratliff


Patent Procurement and Strategy for Business Success Part III: Prosecution – Wielding an Invisible Hand

In the United States Patent and Trademark Office's (USPTO’s ) patent academy (or today’s version of such), patent examiners are taught that the objective of the …
By Reginald Ratliff
3 months ago 3

Patent Procurement and Strategy for Business Success Part II: Claims – Targeting the Right Infringers

To protect the inventions that are important to a company's current and future success, the claims of the patents covering those inventions must accurately define the subject …
By Reginald Ratliff
3 months ago 11

Patent Procurement and Strategy for Business Success: Building and Strategically Using Patents that Target the Right Infringers and Thwart Competitive Countermeasures

Successful patent strategies for business are inexorably tied to the quality of the patents upon which the patent strategies depend. The quality of a patent depends upon …
By Reginald Ratliff
3 months ago 8