Richard A. Gollhofer
Richard A. Gollhofer is a partner with the Washington, D.C. law firm of Staas & Halsey LLP. He primarily is responsible for obtaining intellectual property protection in many fields using computer hardware and software, including preparing and prosecuting patent applications and evaluating patents for computer systems, process control systems, optical imaging systems, and communication systems such as transmission systems, mobile telecommunications, and local area, wide area, and global computer networks and their use in e-commerce. Mr. Gollhofer previously worked as a programmer/systems analyst for the Chicago Bureau of Engineering.
Mr. Gollhofer is the author of "Copyright Protection of Computer Software: What is it and how did we get it?" Software Law Journal, Vol. V, No. 4, 1992 and co-author with fellow Staas & Halsey LLP partner J. Randall Beckers of "An Analysis of the Final U.S.P.T.O. Examination Guidelines for Computer-Related Inventions," International Legal Strategy, Vol. V-3, March 1996.
Mr. Gollhofer has a computer science degree (B.S.) from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and a law degree (J.D.) from the Illinois Institute of Technology/Chicago-Kent College of Law. He is admitted to the Illinois Bar and the District of Columbia Bar. Mr. Gollhofer is a member of the engineering and mathematics honor societies Tau Beta Pi and Pi Mu Epsilon. He also holds memberships in the American Bar Association, the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the Computer and Telecommunications Law Section of the District of Columbia Bar, IEEE and the Association for Computing Machinery.
Mr. Gollhofer's interests include outdoor activities, such as cross-country skiing and bicycle commuting, and watching a variety of sports, including football, both American and international (soccer).
Professional Associations and Memberships
- The District of Columbia Bar, Section on Computer and Telecommunications Law
- The District of Columbia Bar, Section on Intellectual Property Law
- American Bar Association
- American Intellectual Property Law Association
- Tau Beta Pi
- Pi Mu Epsilon
"Copyright Protection of Computer Software: What is it and how did we get it?", Software Law Journal, Vol. V, No. 4, 1992
"An Analysis of the Final U.S.P.T.O. Examination Guidelines for Computer Related Inventions," (Co-Author), International Legal Strategy, Vol. V-3, March, 1996