Registered Patent Attorney (US Patent and Trademark Office) Jurisdictions: Indiana (... more
Registered Patent Attorney (US Patent and Trademark Office) Jurisdictions: Indiana (1983) North Carolina (1984) U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (1983) Northern District of Indiana (1983) Southern District of Indiana (1983) Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals (1983) Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals (2010) Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (2006) Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals (2010)
Before becomming an attorney, I completed my Ph.D. in ceramic engineering and worked... more
Before becomming an attorney, I completed my Ph.D. in ceramic engineering and worked as a research scientist for General Electric, desiging processes to make diamonds. I like to think of myself as an engineer with a law degree, bringing practical experience to the prosecution of patents for my clients. I am a licensed Patent Attorney, having passed the federal Patent Bar in 1997.
A trademark protects words, names, symbols, or devices that identify a specific product for consumers. For example, Kleenex® is a trademarked company name. Other tissue makers, like Puffs®, cannot use the word Kleenex in their products, even though many people refer to all tissues as “Kleenex.” When someone uses your trademark without your consent, you will need the services of a trademark infringement lawyer. Trademark infringement attorneys know which options and procedures will get the desired outcome for your case (whether it's destroying the competing product, stopping the continued misuse of your trademark, or compensation for the money the infringer earned from your trademark). Trademark infringement attorneys can also defend your use of materials if someone claims you have infringed on their trademarked materials.