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Bruce Douglas Riter, American lawyer. Bar: United States Patent and Trademark Office 1974, Maryland 1975, United States Court Appeals (District of Columbia circuit) 1977, Virginia 1979, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1980, California 1987. Grantee, Max. Planck Institute.


Riter, Bruce Douglas was born on December 20, 1949 in Harvey, Illinois, United States. Son of Russell and Kathryn Nina (Boller) Riter.


Southern Illinois University (Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering). Northwestern University (Juris Doctor).


Associate Beall & Jeffery, Bethesda, Maryland, 1975-1978, Schwartz, Jeffery, Schwaab, Mack, Blumenthal & Koch, Professional Corporation, Alexandria, Virginia, 1979, partner, 1980. Patent counsel Schlumberger Drilling and Production Services North America, Sugarland, Texas, 1980-1982, Schlumberger Wireline Atlantic, Clamart, France, 1982-1985, Schlumberger Computer Aided Systems, Sunnyvale, California, 1985-1988. Of counsel Ware & Freidenrich, Professional Corporation, Palo Alto, 1988.

Private practice Los Altos, since 1988. Stipendary, patent, copyright and competition law Max Planck Institute, Munich, 1978.


Member American Bar Association (patent, trademark and copyright committee), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, American Intellectual Property Law Association.


  • Other Interests

    Skiing, aviation, languages.


Married Gudrun Weinheimer, May 12, 1978. Children: Christina Marianna, Andreas Karl.