Rick Longton specializes in pharmaceutical, biochemical, and chemical matters. Rick's counseling experience has focused on matters involving small molecule pharmaceuticals, stable liquid pharmaceutical protein formulations, chemicals, chemical processes, medical diagnostics, and biotechnology. He counsels clients on a variety of intellectual property matters, including patent infringement, validity, enforceability, and freedom-to-operate. Rick has 20 years of experience prosecuting chemical, pharmaceutical, diagnostic, and biotechnology patent applications in the USPTO, and managing prosecution of corresponding patent applications worldwide.
Brooklyn Bridge to Cambodia
Rick assisted Brooklyn Bridge to Cambodia, a non-profit formed to provide subsistence farmers with better tools to improve their harvests, including procuring patents for a breakthrough rice planting device. To address the specific problem of the unduly labor-intensive, and unhealthy rice planting techniques that have prevailed in Cambodia for centuries, engineers at Brooklyn Bridge to Cambodia created the "Eli Rice Seeder," a low-cost mechanical planting device that uses high-pressure air to shoot rice seeds into the soil at regular intervals.