Randolph J. Huis
In the halls of Volpe Koenig, Randy is known as the man who can fix anything. His clients appreciate his keen intellect as well as his prowess in obtaining and strategically enforcing their patents. He is particularly well regarded for his mechanical and electromechanical patent prosecution, his patent validity analyses and licensing. His clients rely on him for representation in patent, trademark and copyright litigation.
As a former design engineer and registered professional engineer, he makes it easier for in-house counsel and management to fill the gap between an inventor’s technical ideas and the legal process of protecting inventions.
Randy’s patent practice often starts with reviewing design concepts with inventors, advising them on patentability and infringement issues, and working with clients and inventors to design around any potential infringement issues prior to incurring tooling and other costs. Preparation of a provisional or non-provisional application may take place prior to or simultaneously with these efforts, depending on competitors, market timing, and other factors. During patent prosecution, Randy works with clients to navigate through the examination and approval process.
In inter partes matters, Randy works with clients to enforce their intellectual property rights through litigation in federal courts as well as arbitration and/or licensing negotiations, depending on the business objective. Randy has litigated patent, trademark and copyright matters on behalf of his clients. He has successfully asserted clients’ patents against infringers, obtaining damage awards and injunctions, and defended clients from charges of infringement.
Randy regularly works with clients in Germany, Switzerland and Austria on the U.S. intellectual property matters involving patent prosecution as well as litigation.
Previous Work and Industry Experience
Randy previously worked as a design engineer at Boeing for helicopters and V/STOL aircraft, including work on the Chinook and Sea Knight helicopters and V-22 Osprey. He also has hands-on experience in automotive engines and transmissions as well as auto restoration.
Life Beyond Law
Randy is always interested in learning something new, which makes working with inventors on protecting new technology more than just a job. He enjoys woodworking and has restored classic cars.
- Season 3 Ep #8: Intellectual Property and a Wacky Professor- Brands and Inventions in the Springfield Universe, Part II08.10.2022
This week on IP Goes Pop! co-hosts Michael Snyder and Joseph Gushue are joined by fellow intellectual property attorney and Volpe Koenig Shareholder, Randy Huis, to once again visit the town of Springfield in the fictional, but full of real fun, world of The Simpsons. Patents on candy, robots, and other inventions that may sound more like they are out of a writer’s room rather than based on an inventor’s technical notebook get filed with the Patent Office every day.
In this episode listeners will get a taste of just how much intellectual property can come out of, or be inspired by, popular culture.
When popular television, movie, or comic book characters are recast into three-dimensional, bendable, transformable toys, what intellectual property considerations go into their design? This week the panel on IP Goes Pop! takes apart iconic action figures, past and present, to explore the patents, design patents, licensing, and other intellectual property surrounding these valued toys and collectibles.
Join Volpe Koenig Shareholders and co-hosts Michael Snyder and Joseph Gushue, along with fellow Volpe Koenig Shareholder Randy Huis, as they explore the evolution of celebrated action figures and the intellectual property behind them. From the technological innovations involved in G.I. Joe’s “Kung Fu Grip”, to the Transformers action figures’ unique ability to change from robot to animal to vehicle etc., each new wave of toys and characters brings with them new IP challenges and opportunities. But remember to keep them in the original packaging!
This week IP Goes Pop!® makes patents fun (or at least tries)! Volpe Koenig Shareholder and IP Goes Pop!® guest Randy Huis is back to explore the world of toy patents with host Michael Snyder.
- Ep #4: Intellectual Property in the Cartoon World of The Simpsons - Brands and inventions in the Springfield Universe07.22.2020
- Imagine That IP Law Blog, 03.25.2021
Honors and Activities
- Selected by attorney peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America®, published by Best Lawyers LLC, for Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation - Patent and Patent Law, (2008-2023) View methodology used for selection.
- Named the Best Lawyers® 2022 Litigation - Intellectual Property "Lawyer of the Year" in Philadelphia.
Selected to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® list, published by Thomson Reuters, (2009-2022) View methodology used for selection.
- Selected as a "Patent Star" in Managing Intellectual Property's IP Stars, (2020-2022) View methodology used for selection.
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- American Intellectual Property Law Association
- Philadelphia Intellectual Property Law Association
- American Helicopter Society
Widener University School of Law/Delaware Law School, J.D. with honors
Lehigh University, B.S., Mechanical Engineering with honors
- Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
Supreme Court of Delaware
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office