Richard Shin



Richard Shin is an associate and Intellectual Property Department lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. He is based in the firm’s San Diego office where he is a member of the Electronics Practice.

Richard has extensive patent prosecution experience in semiconductor devices, fabrication technology, digital circuits and systems, financial technology, display technology, batteries, wireless charging, memory devices, machine learning, EDA software, computer networks and systems and more. Richard has also assisted in patent litigation matters and Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) appeals.

Before joining Foley, Richard was a patent professional for an internationally recognized IP law firm where he prosecuted patent applications.

Richard was also an applications engineer at Altera Corporation where he worked on memory controllers and software applications for field programmable gate arrays (FPGA). He also worked for the Department of Defense on their unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) programs.


  • University of California, Irvine School of Law (J.D., 2020)
    • Articles manager, UC Irvine Law Review
    • Patent law chair, Intellectual Property & Cyberlaw Society
    • Fellow, Invention Transfer Group, UC Irvine Beall Applied Innovation
  • University of California, Berkeley (B.S., 2009)
    • Major, electrical engineering and computer sciences


  • Korean


  • California
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office