Kos Pharmaceuticals v. Andrx — Representing Kos Pharmaceuticals, a publicly traded drug company, Rick successfully enforced Kos's well-known trademark ADVICOR against infringement by Andrx's ALTOCOR mark. Rick won a landmark victory on appeal, with the U.S. Court of Appeals directing the trial court to issue a preliminary injunction on an expedited basis. Andrx was forced to settle, to change the name of its drug, and to pay Kos $6 million.
Serta v. Simmons — Representing Serta, the leading mattress manufacturer in the United States, Rick brought an action for patent and trademark infringement against one of its biggest competitors. The action was settled when the defendant agreed to stop infringing and to pay Serta $4.25 million.
Heuft v. Industrial Dynamics — Rick led the trial team that tried to a favorable jury verdict in the Central District of California an action for patent infringement between global competitors in inspection system technology.