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 began with Foley as a summer associate over two summers. He drafted patent applications and office action responses as well as draft briefs for several IP litigation matters and a Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) appeal. He also assisted conducting research for various issues related to patent prosecution and litigation. 

Before joining Foley, Richard was a patent scientist for an internationally recognized IP law firm. In this position, he prosecuted patent applications in the electrical engineering and computer science fields, drafted patent applications including claims, specifications and figures and coordinated with patent attorneys in other jurisdictions such as Korea, China, Japan, India and Australia to formulate the best strategy in each country.

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
  • University of California, Berkeley (B.S., 2009)
    • Major, electrical engineering and computer sciences


  • Korean


  • California