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According to IAM Patent 1000, "Senior attorney Richard K Herrmann relishes the challenges of complex litigation; his mastery of even the trickiest disputes makes him a “pleasure to work with”.  While the expertise of its crack litigation squad is expansive, pharmaceuticals, electronics and mechanics are particular fortes; the team “definitely has connections”."

Richard K. Herrmann



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. Richard has been ranked in Chambers USA from 2006-2017 as one of Delaware's leading attorneys for Intellectual Property. Chambers reported, "The "excellent" Richard Herrmann is a highly regarded litigator noted for his strengths in IP and technology disputes. In a recent highlight, he represented Sprint Communications in litigation against Comcast concerning infringement of six of Sprint's patents involving telecommunications technology. "

Representative Clients

  • Apple
  • Chrysler
  • Ford
  • Hospira
  • Interdigital
  • LG Electronics
  • Novartis
  • 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.

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 Delaware Law School, 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 CommitteeUnited States District Court

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

Recent 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. Inc. et al.
Patent infringement - telecommunications

News & Events

News & Events



Delaware Today® Top Lawyers,  Intellectual Property, 2014-2019

IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners, 2013-2017

Chambers USA® 2010- 2018

Best Lawyers®, 2003-2020

  • 2015 Lawyer of the Year, Information Technology Law

Delaware Super Lawyers®, 2010-2016

Benchmark Litigation, Litigation Star, 2009-2018

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

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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. 


Delaware, 1971

U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware


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

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

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