Recent Work Experience


F. Chau & Associates, LLC
Nov. 2003-Present Woodbury, NY
Client counseling regarding product clearance, infringement and validity analyses, IPRs. Extensive patent prosecution in fields of Software, Machine Learning, Data Analytics, IOT, Stream Processing, Semiconductor Memory Devices, LCD and OLED technologies, Mobile Devices, Image Sensing Devices, Medical Imaging Techniques, and Mechanical Devices


Morgan & Finnegan, LLP
Associate 2001-2003
Technical Advisor (2000-2001), Law Clerk (1999-2000)
Nov. 1999-Nov. 2003
Patent prosecution and litigation support.

Technical Experience


Lockheed Sanders, Lucent Technologies – Electrical Engineer, Jul. 1996- Jan. 1999
Developed and coded test programs for chipset technologies, such as FPGAs and ASICs, used in telecommunications systems.
Circuit design and circuit simulation using Cadence software, as well as physical test and repair.



New York Law School, JD., 2001
SUNY Stony Brook, B.E., Electrical Engineering, deans list honors. 1996

Mr. Ratchford is admitted to the Bar of the State of New York (2002), U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and registered to practice before the U.S.P.T.O