Arizona Intellectual Property Lawyer, Richard E. Oney

Location: 1938 East Osborn Road,
Phoenix, Arizona 85016
Fax: 602-631-4529
E-mail: E-mail Me

Richard Oney focuses his practice on intellectual property and technology law. He has over three decades of experience assisting clients through counseling and strategic guidance.
Mr. Oney has received an AV Preeminent® peer review rating by Martindale Hubbell and is listed in Southwest Super Lawyers. He co-authored Arizona’s 1998 legislation amending the state’s trademark laws.
Mr. Oney earned his law degree from Arizona State University (J.D. cum laude, 1983), where he was an editor of the Arizona State Law Journal. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Nebraska (B.S. in electrical engineering, with high distinction, 1976), where his technical education focused on the electrical and electronic arts, including communications, control systems, software, computers and semiconductors. Before beginning the practice of law, he was an electrical engineer with Motorola’s Government Electronics Division in Scottsdale, Arizona. He is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Mr. Oney’s clients range from publicly-held companies to emerging start-ups to individuals in a wide variety of industries, including among others telecommunications, software development, medical devices and services, defense systems, education, retail, finance, product design and manufacturing, transportation and shipping. His experience includes preparing intellectual property agreements with an emphasis on development, transfer and license agreements, providing intellectual property infringement and validity analysis and prosecuting patent and trademark applications. He also counsels clients on copyright, trade secret, unfair competition, and Internet matters.
Mr. Oney has been lead counsel on complex commercial and intellectual property litigation in both federal and state courts. He successfully litigated one of the first domain name dispute cases decided on the merits in the United States as well as a case of first impression on perfection of security interests in licenses of copyrighted software.

In 2011, Mr. Oney obtained one of the ten highest jury awards in the state of Arizona, in a case involving breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty and misappropriation of trade secrets.


  • Arizona Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit United States Patent and Trademark Office

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