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industrial property consultant , lawyer

Richard Spencer, lawyer, industrial property consultant. Recipient Linthicum Foundation award Northwestern University, 1930; Yale fellowship award, 1957.


Spencer, Richard was born in 1902 in Columbia, Missouri, United States. Son of Alexander Gibbs and Elizabeth (Smith) Spencer.


Graduate study U. Paris, 1952-1954, Yale Law School, 1955-1957.


Office of Mil; delegate Conf. Chief procurement legal division, assistant general counsel, chief patent counsel, deputy dir. Office of Patents and Inventions.


  • Other Work

    • Author books and articles on patents and trademarks. Contributor various periodicals, professional journals.


Member of Missouri, Illinois, New York, District of Columbia, Connecticut bars. Member corporation patent department, Boston, 1924-1927. Member patent law firm Blair, Spencer & Buckles, Stamford, 1956-1960.

Member patent law firm Spencer, Rockwell & Bartholow, New Haven, Connecticut, since 1960. Member of law school faculty Northwestern University, 1931-1941. First assistant and acting commissioner United States Patent Office, 1933-1936.

Member of advisory council to commission on patents United States House of Representatives, 1938-1941. Member United States delegation London Conference on German Patents, 1946. Member United States delegation Paris Peace Conference, 1946.

Served United States Navy, 1941-1945, assistant chief procurement legal division, assistant general counsel, chief patent counsel, deputy director Office of Patents and Inventions. Member American Bar Association. Clubs: Attic, Chicago Golf (Chicago).


Alexander Gibbs Spencer

Elizabeth (Smith) Spencer