Richard C. Woodbridge

Attorney of Law/Registered Patent Attorney, Fox Rothschild LLP

Richard focuses his practice in mechanical and electrical inventions, with an emphasis on computers, computer software, technology transfer, licensing and the organization of high technology businesses. He has particular experience in all areas of intellectual property, including:

Dick has appeared often on public television and radio and is the editor and chief author of Protecting Intellectual Property Under New Jersey Law, published by the Cambridge Institute, and co-author of the 1989 edition of Marketing Your Invention, a booklet published by the American Bar Association.

Dick also served as an elected member of the Princeton Borough Council for 11 years, including two years as Council president. He was subsequently elected committeeman for Princeton Township, where he served as mayor from 1991 through 1992. 

Prior to joining the firm, Dick was a partner in the Princeton office of Synnestvedt & Lechner, LLP – a boutique intellectual property firm. 

At the beginning of his career, Dick gained experience as a design engineer with the International Equipment Department of Proctor & Gamble, as an examiner in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and as an associate in the Washington office of the international law firm of Baker & McKenzie. 

In 1980, after several years as a sole practitioner, he co-founded Matthews, Woodbridge & Collins, P.C., an IP firm that became one of the largest IP firms in New Jersey. In 1997, Dick left to start Woodbridge & Associates, P.C. in order to focus on the Internet, communications and electronic patent needs of businesses in New Jersey. His firm joined Synnestvedt & Lechner, LLP in 2003.