RICHARD CEDEROTH is a partner in Chicago and focuses his practice on patent litigation, primarily involving software, computers and semiconductors. He has represented major corporations in patent disputes for over 25 years, including many multiple defendant federal court cases and the International Trade Commission, and has also taught and lectured on patent and intellectual property law.
Rick is widely recognized for his accomplishments as an IP litigator by numerous media and legal directories, including Benchmark Litigation, The Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA, IAM Patent 1000, and Managing IP. Most recently, he was recognized by IAM as a 2023 Global Leader. In 2021, Rick was named a “National Practice Area Star” by Benchmark Litigation as well as an “Illinois Patent Star” by Managing IP. Rick is recognized by Chambers USA for his work in Intellectual Property – Illinois and Intellectual Property - USA – Nationwide (2021–2022), with clients stating he is “an exceptional lawyer” and “a fine choice of litigator for complex disputes involving patents concerning telecommunications, video, and imaging technologies.” Rick also has been recognized by Chambers Global for Intellectual Property: Patent - USA (2018–2023).
Rick is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Law and received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Bradley University. He is a member of the American Bar Association and other professional organizations.