2021 speakers

Richard Thurston


Richard L. Thurston, Ph.D. practices in the area of intellectual property law. Prior to joining Duane Morris, Dr. Thurston was Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd., where he was also Chief Proprietary Information Officer (Trade Secrets) and Corporate Compliance Officer. Dr. Thurston has experience with corporate governance and regulatory compliance; M&A; litigation; and intellectual capital management, including intellectual property and the protection of trade secrets. He also has experience with joint ventures and venture capital investments, international trade and investment, and non-legal Asia-Pacific strategic planning.

Dr. Thurston is a 1980 graduate of Rutgers University School of Law—Camden. He also holds an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Virginia and is a cum laude graduate of Alma College. He is fluent in Mandarin.

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