Rick Koske
Of Counsel

Rick Koske

Rick is co-chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property practice and previously served as in-house intellectual property and general counsel to multiple Fortune 1000 companies, and has experience advising business executives on their increasingly complicated intellectual property issues. His experience extends to providing due diligence counsel on mergers and acquisitions, on both the buyer and seller’s side. He is a registered patent attorney, with an EE background and his practice includes the protection and assertion of intellectual property, including U.S. and foreign patents, trademarks, trade dress, and copyrights, with an emphasis on the strategic development and management of intellectual property portfolios of mid- and large-cap companies.


BRANDMARK: Creating and Protecting Your Brand

Panelist, Foster Pepper Client Briefing, March 2015

IP for Start-ups and Other Early Stage Companies

Speaker, Funding Quest Workshop, June 2014 

Monetizing Patents via Litigation - or Defending Against Those Who Are

Panelist, Foster Pepper Client Briefing, February 2014 

Intellectual Property Ownership and Public Employment

Co-presenter, Association of Washington Cities, 33rd Annual AWC Labor Relations Institute, May 2013

Fundamental Changes in U.S. Patent Law: Are you on Board?

Foster Pepper Client Briefing, April 2013

Monetizing Your IP: Current Trends Towards Strategic Use and Maintenance

Panelist, Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) America, April 2013

BusinessEmerging Companies & Venture CapitalEmployment & LaborIntellectual PropertySports Teams & Facilities


Tel: 206.447.6253Fax: 206.749.2064


J.D., University of Toledo College of Law, 1987

B.S., Electrical Engineering, Ohio University, 1976

Bar Admissions

Washington, 1987

U.S. District Court

  • Western District of Washington

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


Foster Pepper PLLC, Of Counsel, 2011-Present

Black Lowe & Graham PLLC, Of Counsel, 2010-2011

Verathon Inc., Vice President and General Counsel, 2008-2010

Fluke Corporation, IP Counsel, 1989-2008



Patently Obvious

Seattle Business Magazine, April 2012

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