Richard A. Sutkus


Co-Chair, Biotechnology/Chemical Group

Practice Areas

Mr. Sutkus’ practice includes all areas of intellectual property law, with emphasis on the preparation and prosecution of patent applications in the biological and chemical arts in the United States and abroad.  Representative areas include cell therapy, gene therapy, proteomics, diagnostic assays, immunology, pharmaceuticals, metallurgy, polymer science, energetic materials, coating technology, material science, semiconductors and the processes and apparatus utilized with these technologies.  His client counseling responsibilities regularly require him to render assessments regarding patentability, freedom-to-operate and other intellectual property issues.


J.D., Law, St. Louis University, 1997

M.S., Organic Chemistry, St. Louis University, 1997

B.S., Chemistry, St. Louis University, 1992


States of Ohio, Missouri, 1999

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 1999

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, 1997

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri, 1997

Professional Affiliations:

American Bar Association

Cleveland Intellectual Property Law Association

American Intellectual Property Law Association

American Chemical Society