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Richard K. Herrmann

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500 Delaware Avenue
Suite 1500
Wilmington, DE 19801-1494
T: 302.888.6816
F: 302.571.1750
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Richard K. Herrmann is a litigator and a member of Morris James’ Intellectual Property and Business Litigation Groups. He handles many forms of complex litigation, including intellectual property, commercial litigation, and technology litigation, and he has practiced patent litigation in the District of Delaware for more than twenty five years.

Representative Clients

Apple

Interdigital

Chrysler

LG Electronics

Ford

Novartis

Hospira

Research in Motion

Richard also assists other law firms on behalf of their clients, including Finnegan Henderson, Hovey Williams, Jenner & Block, Kirkland & Ellis, O’Melveny & Myers, Paul Hastings, Shook Hardy, Sidley Austin, Winston & Strawn, and others.

eDiscovery

Richard is particularly adept with technology and possesses broad understanding of its capabilities as applied to discovery in litigation matters. He has been a driving force in the development of Morris James’ respected eDiscovery Practice Group.  He teaches Electronic Discovery for the National Judicial College and Widener University School of Law, as well as a course entitled “Technology Augmented Practice Management” at William and Mary Law School. He is on the Executive Committee of the Richard Herrmann Technology Inn of Court.

Mediation Remote

Richard is Chair of Mediation Remote, a select panel of lawyers providing remote mediation services in eDiscovery via desktop video teleconferencing.

Professional Affiliations

eDiscovery Mediator, Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware

Rules of Evidence Advisory Committee, Delaware Supreme Court

Delaware Supreme Court Commission on Continuing Legal Education, Chair

Delaware State Bar Association

  • Technology Committee, Chair
  • Computer Law Section, Former Chair

Richard K. Herrmann Technology Inn of Court, Executive Committee

United States District Court

  • Technology Committee, Co-chair
  • Advisory Committee
  • Ad Hoc Committee, Responsible for drafting the Court's Electronic Discovery Default Standard

Representative Matters

Novartis Vaccines & Diagnostics Inc. v. MedImmune LLC, et al.
Patent infringement – biomedical technologies

LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc. v. Whirlpool Corp.
Patent infringement – refrigerator technology

MobileMedia Ideas LLC v. Apple Inc.
Patent infringement – telecommunications

Medicines Company v. Hospira, Inc.
Patent infringement – biomedical technologies

Apple Inc. v. High Tech Computer Corp.,
Patent infringement – telecommunications

Starhome GmbH v. AT&T Mobility LLC, et al.
Patent infringement – telecommunications

Summit Data Systems LLC v. EMC Corporation, et al.
Patent infringement – computer storage

Golden Bridge Technology Inc. v. Amazon.com Inc. et al.
Patent infringement - telecommunications

News & Media Mentions

I am Chair of Mediation Remote, a select panel of lawyers providing remote mediation services in eDiscovery via desktop video teleconferencing.

Practice areas

Court-Appointed Panels

Richard is a member of the Delaware District Court’s Special Discovery Master Panel.  He also serves as a neutral in eDiscovery matters for the Bankruptcy Court and Delaware Superior Court. 

Honors

IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners, 2013

Chambers USA - Recognized for Intellectual Property Law, 2010-2011, 2013

Best Lawyers®, 2003-2014

Benchmark Litigation, Named as a Top Litigation Practitioner, 2009-2012

Delaware Super Lawyers®, 2010, 2013

Recipient of the Daniel L. Herrmann Professional Conduct Award, 2009

Admissions

Delaware, 1971

United States District Court, District of Delaware

Education

Syracuse Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1971

Syracuse University, B.S., With Honors, 1969