biography

Inventor: United States Patent Nos. 4,358,610; 4,381,411; and 4,408,071

Research Chemist, Computer Programmer & Patent Attorney

Patent Prosecution

  • Chemical Arts, including almost 30 years in inorganic and organic chemistry (with specialties in Pharmaceutical, Polymer Aerospace and Catalyst Arts); and
  • Mechanical arts, (with specialties in Medical Devices and Seawall components and installation).

Patent, Trademark & Trade Secret Licensing

  • Experienced in negotiating international licensing agreements;
  • Adjunct Professor at the University of Akron teaching Intellectual Property Licensing
  • Corporate Experience
    • Avery Dennison – IP Counsel
    • Sohio / British Petroleum – Chemist
  • Reported Cases
    • In re Morgan, 92-1278 (Fed. Cir. 1993)
    • Edward Rodruguez & Co., v. Ohio Wholesale, Inc., 8:00 CV 912 T 30 E (M.D. FL 2000)
    • JRB Co., v. Pemberton, Inc., 91 F. Supp. 2d 1112 (6th Cir. 2000)
    • Aspex et al., v. Sears, Roebuck & Co., 01 CV 4050 (S.D.N.Y. 2001)
    • Aspex et al., v. BJ’s Wholesale Club, Inc., 01 CV 4062 (S.D.N.Y. 2001)
    • Aspex et al., v. Global Optical Resources, Inc., 02 CV 4082 (S.D.N.Y. 2002)
    • Marchon et al., v. Global Optical Resources, Inc., 02 CV 532 (E.D.N.Y. 2002)
    • Breckenridge Pharmaceutical Inc., v. First Horizon Pharmaceutical Corporation, 04-60514 (S.D. FL 2004)
    • Metabolite Laboratories, Inc., v. AmerisourceBergen Corporation et al., 04-CV-2501 (D. Colo. 2004)
    • Breckenridge Pharmaceutical Inc., v. Metabolite Laboratories, Inc., 05-CV-1083 (D. Colo. 2005)
    • Corghi S.P.A. v. Golden Chest Americas, LLC et al., 06-CV-01395 (D. Nevada 2006)
  • Presentations & Teaching Experience
    • Text, Images & Imaging – BP 2nd Annual International Information & Technology Conference – Invited Speaker
    • Intellectual Property Seminar – Akron Bar Association
    • Tips for Drafting Winning IP Briefs – PLI Webinar
    • The New Intersection of Trade Secrets and Patents: Deciding which Protection makes the most sense in light of the America Invents Act – AIPLA presentation
    • Adjunct Professor – The University of Akron
    • Adjunct Professor – Kent State University
  • Publications
    • Protecting Your Intellectual Property at Home, Abroad and in Cyberspace – Kent State University
    • One Strike and … Y’er OUT – Price Waterhouse Coopers Corporate Business Forum
    • Intellectual Property Law 2007: Top Lawyers on Trends and Key Strategies for the Upcoming Year, A Supreme Court Case that was never decided: But did the USPTO get the message? – Aspatore Press
    • Domestic Patents – Questions you should ask your Patent Attorney – BioPharm International
    • Inside the Minds, Developing an IP strategy for your company – Winning Legal Strategies, Aspatore Press
    • Patents, Balancing Acts, and Tightropes – BioExecutive International

Cleveland

Credentials

Admissions

Ohio
United States Patent & Trademark Office
United States Supreme Court
Federal Circuit

Education

University of Akron, JD, 1984
Washington & Jefferson College, BA Chemistry, 1974
University of Pittsburgh – MS Inorganic Chemistry

Prior Law Firm Experience

Hahn Loeser & Parks
Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs

Practice Areas