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Bernard Samuel Klosowski Jr.

Patent application Attorney at Greenville, SC

5.0   5 reviews

also known as Ben, Klosowski Law LLC


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About Bernard

Learn Bernard’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Patent application
    50%
    Intellectual property litigation in state and federal courts, including the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board; U.S. and foreign patent prosecution in the mechanical, computer, and electro-mechanical arts; patent validity and infringement opinions and other forms of intellectual property opinions and licensing; and U.S. and foreign trademark prosecution. Related internet and business transactions.

    23 years

  2. Trademark application
    25%
    Intellectual property litigation in state and federal courts, including the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board; U.S. and foreign patent prosecution in the mechanical, computer, and electro-mechanical arts; patent validity and infringement opinions and other forms of intellectual property opinions and licensing; and U.S. and foreign trademark prosecution. Related internet and business transactions.

    23 years

  3. Trademark infringement
    5%
    Intellectual property litigation in state and federal courts, including the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board; U.S. and foreign patent prosecution in the mechanical, computer, and electro-mechanical arts; patent validity and infringement opinions and other forms of intellectual property opinions and licensing; and U.S. and foreign trademark prosecution. Related internet and business transactions.

    23 years

  4. Business
    4%
    Intellectual property litigation in state and federal courts, including the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board; U.S. and foreign patent prosecution in the mechanical, computer, and electro-mechanical arts; patent validity and infringement opinions and other forms of intellectual property opinions and licensing; and U.S. and foreign trademark prosecution. Related internet and business transactions.

    23 years

  5. Copyright application
    3%
    Intellectual property litigation in state and federal courts, including the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board; U.S. and foreign patent prosecution in the mechanical, computer, and electro-mechanical arts; patent validity and infringement opinions and other forms of intellectual property opinions and licensing; and U.S. and foreign trademark prosecution.

    23 years

  6. Corporate and incorporation
    3%

    8 years

  7. Internet
    3%
    Intellectual property litigation in state and federal courts, including the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board; U.S. and foreign patent prosecution in the mechanical, computer, and electro-mechanical arts; patent validity and infringement opinions and other forms of intellectual property opinions and licensing; and U.S. and foreign trademark prosecution. Related internet and business transactions.

    23 years

  8. Patent infringement
    3%
    Intellectual property litigation in state and federal courts, including the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board; U.S. and foreign patent prosecution in the mechanical, computer, and electro-mechanical arts; patent validity and infringement opinions and other forms of intellectual property opinions and licensing; and U.S. and foreign trademark prosecution. Related internet and business transactions.

    23 years

  9. Antitrust and trade law
    1%
    Intellectual property litigation in state and federal courts, including the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board; U.S. and foreign patent prosecution in the mechanical, computer, and electro-mechanical arts; patent validity and infringement opinions and other forms of intellectual property opinions and licensing; and U.S. and foreign trademark prosecution. Related internet and business transactions.

    23 years

  10. Copyright infringement
    1%
    Intellectual property litigation in state and federal courts, including the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board; U.S. and foreign patent prosecution in the mechanical, computer, and electro-mechanical arts; patent validity and infringement opinions and other forms of intellectual property opinions and licensing; and U.S. and foreign trademark prosecution.Related internet and business transactions.

    23 years

  11. Entertainment
    1%
    Intellectual property litigation in state and federal courts, including the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board; U.S. and foreign patent prosecution in the mechanical, computer, and electro-mechanical arts; patent validity and infringement opinions and other forms of intellectual property opinions and licensing; and U.S. and foreign trademark prosecution. Related internet and business transactions.

    23 years

  12. Intellectual property
    1%
    Intellectual property litigation in state and federal courts, including the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board; U.S. and foreign patent prosecution in the mechanical, computer, and electro-mechanical arts; patent validity and infringement opinions and other forms of intellectual property opinions and licensing; and U.S. and foreign trademark prosecution. Related internet and business transactions.

    23 years

After flying for the U.S. Navy for over a decade and serving with General Colin Powell, USA (Ret.) on the Joint Chiefs of Staff, I became an electro-optics engineering center manager and eventually a Registered Patent Attorney with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

 

My practice of law is focused on intellectual property.  I seek to protect my clients' valuable intellectual property in the most efficient and cost-effective manner for the individual client.*

 

I obtain U.S. & international patents, U.S. & international trademark registrations, and U.S. copyright registrations for my clients.  Furthermore, I help clients protect and enforce their valuable intellectual property rights, including, when necessary, via litigation in federal and state courts as well as in administrative tribunals such as the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences, and the International Trade Commission.

 

My experience in patent prosecution includes mechanical, optical, computer, and electro-mechanical arts in which I have obtained hundreds of U.S. & international patents for my clients.  I have also conducted dozens of patent non-infringement and validity analyses, trademark analyses and I have advised my clients with respect to copyright, trade dress, trade secret and domain name concerns. 

 

My litigation experience includes copyright, trademark and patent infringement cases, from both the defendant's and the plaintiff's points of view.  My cases have also included issues related to intellectual property, such as Unfair Business Practices and commercial disparagement.

 

I help clients improve their bottom line with their intellectual property.  By way of a recent example, a well known national company purchased my regional client's patents and pending applications for nearly $20 million.  In that case, I helped build the client's patent portfolio from scratch then assisted in its acquistion nearly 8 years later.

 

On the lighter side, I coach Little League and Travel Baseball teams and hope to develop our young boys into competitive gentlemen and to help them reach their God-given potentials on and off the baseball diamond.

 

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Licensed for 23 years
State SC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2001
Updated 01/22/2023
State DC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2000
Updated 06/08/2022
State MD
Status Active
Acquired 1999
Updated 11/26/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Bernard

Thrive IP
220 N. Main Street, Suite 500 (by appointment)
Greenville, SC, 29601

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | April 14, 2015
Ben gave me great legal advice...
He is very knowledgeable with Trademark/civil business laws. He went above and beyond to provide me with advice on my legal situation. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Ann | December 23, 2009
Great Attorney!
Bernie and his firm are very thorough and responsive to our needs. Great working relationship and I am confident with his advice!
Posted by Brenda Baker | October 27, 2009
General overview of our association's experience as clients of Bernard Klosowski
A year ago this past August a law suit was filed against us by two co Plantiffs. We engaged Bernie to defend us and also to represent us in a counter suit. Bernie has done an outstanding job of representing our association in this litigation. During the past year I have had numerous opportunities to talk and meet with Bernie and to read the documents he has filed on our behalf and his communications with opposing counsel. I have been extremely impressed with Bernie's knowledge and insight as to how best to address unexpected actions from the opposition during the course of this lawsuit. He keeps us abreast of all developments and explains the possible outcome potential for each option available to us when decisions must be made on a course of action. Bernie's strategy when communicating with opposing counsel is to always seek resolution. He makes every effort to balance protecting our interest while preserving our resources. He is attentive to every detail and leaves no stone unturned when it comes to seeking ways to either resolve issues with the opposition or find every means possible to defend us as his client. Because we have learned that we can rely on Bernie's knowledge and experience, we have on a number of occasions sought his advice on items and content we were contemplating for our website and other communications. He has been a valuable and trusted resource. It is reassuring to have Bernie on our side.
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Posted by anonymous | October 27, 2009
Satisfied Patent Client
Mr. Klosowski has been excellent in his representation, involving the provisional patent application for my invention. He consistently provided clear and understandable advice to help me make decisions in a confusing situation.
Posted by Alan | October 27, 2009
client
Mr. Klosowski has represented my association on a trademark case. He has been extremely knowledgeable and diligent. He has kept me informed, and been assertive in his representation. We are pleased with his representation on our behalf.

Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.8 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Owner-Member
  • Klosowski Law LLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Member, Intellectual Property Attorney
  • Thrive IP
  • 2014 - Present
  • Shareholder and IP Practice Group Leader
  • General Practice Law Office
  • 2007 - 2014
  • Partner
  • Boutique IP law firm
  • 2000 - 2007
  • Computer Systems Program Manager
  • DRS
  • 1998 - 2000
  • Electro-optics Program Manager and Engineering Center Manager
  • SEMCOR
  • 1994 - 1998
  • Naval Flight Officer
  • U. S. Navy, active and Reserves
  • 1986 - 2006
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Education

  • University of Baltimore School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor with Honors
  • 1998
  • U.S. Naval War College
  • Certificate with Honors
  • 1994
  • United States Naval Academy
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1986

Legal Cases

  • Civil Action No. 2:12-cv-02568-DCN
  • Settled
  • Scurmont LLC v. Firehouse Restaurant Group, Inc. et al.
  • For Scurmont LLC
  • Rogerson Technology Inc. v. Oxy2Go LLC
  • Negotiated settlement
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Associations

  • Association of Intellectual Property Firms
  • Patent Litigation Committee
  • 2018 - Present
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Patent litigation committee member; Mentor to new IP attorneys
  • 2000 - Present
  • Carolina Patent, Copyright, and Trademark Law Association
  • 2000 - Present
  • United States Naval Academy Alumni Association
  • Past President, Palmetto Chapter
  • 2007 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • German
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 3 Navy Achievement Medals
  • United States Navy
  • N/A
  • Joint Service Achievement Medal
  • Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • N/A
  • Joint Service Commendation Medal
  • Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • N/A

Publications

  • Law Firm Blog
  • Intellectual Property Blog
  • 2013
  • Bloomberg Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal
  • quoted in "Practitioners: Lose 'Loser Pays'"
  • 2013
  • Bloomberg Law Reports
  • Why Is the U.S. Attempting to Mirror the Sickly European Patent System?
  • 2011
  • IP360
  • Patent Litigation: The Sport of Kings, and Microsoft Corp.
  • 2009
  • IP360 & The Journal of Finance and Accounting
  • Capitalizing on Your Intellectual Property in An Uncertain Economy
  • 2009
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Speaking Engagements

  • South Carolina Business & Research Mission to Israel
  • South Carolina-Israel Collaboration
  • 2017
  • Visiting Lecturer, University of West Florida
  • Copyleft, Mashup and Other Cutting Edge IP Issues
  • 2009
  • Intellectual Property and Your Business, Florence Country Club
  • Intellectual Property and Your Business
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (1)
Endorse Bernard
Business Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Patent application Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Other
"Bernie is a trusted counselor and advisor. Bernie has provided valuable patent advice to me and friends that I have referred to him. He is a pragmatic lawyer who focuses on solving problems and addressing issues before they become problems. Bernie is a true friend, an excellent attorney and a valuable asset to any team. I endorse Bernie's work."
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