Richard L. Rainey

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Richard L. Rainey

Professorial Lecturer in Law


2000 H Street, NW Washington, District Of Columbia 20052

Richard L. Rainey is a partner in the intellectual property litigation group of Covington & Burling LLP based in Washington, DC He has been lead counsel in a number of major trial court matters both in district court and before the U.S. International Trade Commission. Mr. Rainey also has been lead counsel in a number of significant cases before the Federal Circuit and is a co-author of the seminal treatise on practice and procedure before that court. He recently rejoined Covington after a three and a half year stint as Chief IP Litigation Counsel for GE. He served as a law clerk to The Honorable Roderick R. McKelvie of the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware and to The Honorable Randall R. Rader of the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Mr. Rainey regularly lectures and writes on patent law and is a Professorial Lecturer in Law at GW Law, teaching a course in patent enforcement. He has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America for intellectual property law, Chambers and Super Lawyers. Mr. Rainey is also admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

BS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; JD, George Washington University