Richard M. Cowell

Richard M. Cowell

Of Counsel
PHONE: 212-351-4904 FAX: 212-351-3401
Richard Cowell's practice focuses on patent infringement and related litigation spanning a wide range of technologies including medical devices, semiconductor fabrication, flash memory, automotive and consumer products, and computer hardware and software. Mr. Cowell has represented clients before the ITC, U.S. District Courts, and U.S. Court of Appeals. Before joining Desmarais LLP, Mr. Cowell was an associate at Kenyon & Kenyon LLP.


  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Other Distinctions

  • Super Lawyers, Rising Star in Intellectual Property Litigation (2017)
  • Super Lawyers, Rising Star in Intellectual Property Litigation (2016)
  • Super Lawyers, Rising Star in Intellectual Property Litigation (2015)


Representative Matters

  • Representing Papst Licensing GmbH & Co. KG in multidistrict patent litigation involving digital camera technology.
  • Represented CeraMedic LLC in contract dispute litigation leading to CeraMedic obtaining a permanent injunction, and subsequent appeal to the Third Circuit.
  • Represented major medical device manufacturer in eight-patent infringement litigation involving swallowable endoscope technology.
  • Represented IBM Corp. against Soverain Software LLC in patent infringement litigation involving e-commerce technology.
  • Represented Round Rock Research LLC in patent infringement suits concerning semiconductor manufacturing and flash memory technology.
  • Represented Robert Bosch GmbH in multiple patent litigations involving automotive products and subsequent appeals.


New York University School of Law, J.D., 2007, Annual Survey of American Law, Executive Articles Editor

Columbia University, M.S., Computer Science, 2004

Stevens Institute of Technology, B.S., Computer Science, 1999, with honors


2008, New York



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