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Practice areas:

Intellectual Property, Administrative Law, Criminal Defense

About Me

I am also a pharmacist and help pharmacists with criminal, civil, and State Board matters.


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Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1997

  1. Intellectual Property: 85%
    16 years
  2. Administrative Law: 10%
    16 years, 15 cases
  3. Criminal Defense: 5%
    18 years, 300 cases

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Marc A Brown

    I endorse this lawyer. He is extremely intelligent and immensely skilled in pharmacy law.

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    Marc Brown Medical Malpractice Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Lindon & Lindon, LLC

35104 Saddle Creek
Cleveland, OH, 44011-4907

Lindon & Lindon, LLC

35104 Saddle Crk
Avon, OH, 44011-4907

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
OHActive199708/10/2015
MINot authorized to practice-Administrative200208/06/2015
DCSuspended200005/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Reciprocal Discipline
    issued in OH, 2010

    updated

    This means that the attorney's misconduct in another state also violated the rules for practicing law in Ohio.

    James’s comment: “This was based on a single allegation of disorderly conduct - nothing to do with the practice of law. Use extreme caution when viewing Avvo. Avvo lies. Lawyers do NOT provide free legal advice here. Avvo has a "rating system" like Google in the same way that I play basketball like Michael Jordan. Avvo's rating system is deceptive to consumers.”

  2. Reprimand
    issued in MI, 2009

    updated

    Reprimand means an attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The State gives the lawyer a public reprimand in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior. Details of the infraction are made part of the public record.

    James’s comment: “This was based on a single allegation of disorderly conduct - nothing to do with the practice of law. Use extreme caution when viewing Avvo. Avvo lies. Lawyers do NOT provide free legal advice here. Avvo has a "rating system" like Google in the same way that I play basketball like Michael Jordan. Avvo's rating system is deceptive to consumers.”

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Legal Answers

Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Book Award - Regulation of PharmaceuticalsOhio Northern University1996
Book Award - ContractsOhio Northern University1995
Book Award - Civil ProcedureOhio Northern University1994

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Patent AttorneyHARNESS DICKEY2001 - 2002
Patent AttorneyMacmillan Sobanski and Todd2000 - 2001
Criminal Defense AttorneyErie County Public Defender1997 - 2000

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Cleveland Intellectual Property Law AssociationMember2001 - Present
American Intellectual Property Law AssociationMember2000 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2000 - 2010
Ohio State Bar Association groupMember2000 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Bernzomatic vs Magna Industriesfavorable settlement
FieldTurf vs Sports Construction Groupfavorable settlement
Henkel vs Brewster Wallpaper Corpfavorable settlement

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
7,531,769Carbon Fiber Composite Muffle2009
2009/0049654Quick-tie2009
2009/0049769Externally Baffled Ridge Vent With Fastener2009
American Intellectual Property Law Association, Chemical Practice Committee, Judicial and Administrative Decision Subcommittee ReportPriority determination of two-region dishwasher detergent tablet supported by invention record and testimony of inventor2009
American Intellectual Property Law Association, Chemical Practice Committee, Judicial and Administrative Decision Subcommittee ReportFormation of an In-Situ layer Sufficient Evidence of Subcoating Limitation.2008
D578849Torch Body2008
2008/0274664Narrow Body Model Glider2008
2008/0135550Collapsible Portable Container2008
2007/0068107Architectural Interleaf For Shingle Roof2007
2007/0033724Spa Cover Lift2007
2007/0245478Self Draining Pool Cover2007
2007/0240700Snow and Ice Melter with Enhancements2007
2007/0079437Sleep-a-way couch2007
American Intellectual Property Law Association, Chemical Practice Committee, Judicial and Administrative Decision Subcommittee ReportClaims to a Ratio of Ingredients Held to Not Include a Range of Ratios2006
D527893Ankle Cell Phone Holder2006
2006/0145444Skateboard Hockey2006
2006/0178250Grocery bag handle2006
2006/0175316Vacuum muffle quench furnace2006
2006/0191488P-Pole2006
2006/0111028Parallel surface jig2006
2006/0249140Snow and ice melter2006
2006/0118609Mailbox display system2006
American Intellectual Property Law Association, Chemical Practice Committee, Judicial and Administrative Decision Subcommittee ReportA Prior Art Composition That “Optionally Includes” An Ingredient Anticipates A Composition That Is “Essentially Free Of” That Ingredient2005
2005/0268576Canister holder and decorating method2005
6860382Tail shaft adjusting system2005
2005/0202383Advance care plan2005
American Intellectual Property Law Association, Chemical Practice Committee, Judicial and Administrative Decision Subcommittee ReportClaims Reciting Skin Permeable Form of Fentanyl Plus Disclaimer of Acidic Form of Fentanyl2004
American Intellectual Property Law Association, Chemical Practice Committee, Judicial and Administrative Decision Subcommittee ReportIn a Case Involving Non-Orange Book Listed Patents (No Paragraph IV Certification), the Mere Filing of an ANDA Was Not Willful Infringement2004
American Intellectual Property Law Association, Chemical Practice Committee, Judicial and Administrative Decision Subcommittee ReportClass Certification Should Be Precluded Where the Economic Interests of the Named and Unnamed Class Members Differ Significantly2003
The Journal of Biolaw and BusinessPerSeptive Biosystems v. Pharmacia Biotech Inc.2001
American Intellectual Property Law Association, Chemical Practice Committee, Judicial and Administrative Decision Subcommittee ReportTerms That Do Not Occur In a Patent's Claims Can Nonetheless Be Read Into Claims2001
American Intellectual Property Law Association, Chemical Practice Committee, Judicial and Administrative Decision Subcommittee ReportNo Subject Matter Jurisdiction Over Claims not Asserted by Plaintiff2000

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Ohio Northern University - Claude W. Pettit College of LawLawjuris doctor1997
University of ArizonaPharmacy AdministrationPhD - Doctorate1993

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Northern Ohio Academy of PharmacyPhysician Assistant Prescribing2009
COSE Annual MeetingIntellectual Property Checklist2007
Obviousness in Patent Law — Trap for the UnwaryPatent Obviousness Rejection2004
Inventorship: Who gets put onPatent Inventorship2003