Ed spent 20 years at The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, Shell Chemical Company, and the Mossi and Ghisolfi Group of companies before becoming a patent and trademark attorney. The Firm’s customers benefit from his previous experiences as Global Business Manager, Division Research Manager, Strategic Planner, New Product Development Manager, and Inventor on over 30 United States patents. Many of the Firm’s philosophies and practices are based on Ed’s experiences – both good and bad – as a consumer of legal services. Ed spends much of his time at the Opposition Division of the European Patent Office defending and challenging the validity of patents and has been recognized as an expert at many of the proceedings he has attended, as well as by the Dusseldorf, Germany Infringement Court.
United States Patent and Trademark Office, State of Ohio, State of Nebraska, State of North Carolina, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
- J.D. (Magna Cum Laude)
The University of Akron School of Law
- M.B.A. – Case Western Reserve University
- B.A. – The University of Nebraska
- B.S. – The University of Nebraska
Jeffrey grew up involved in all aspects of his family’s high performance racing engine business. He spent 17 years of his life driving a variety of race cars throughout the United States before becoming a patent and trademark attorney. The Firm’s customers benefit from his experiences in a small, family run business. Jeffrey’s practice involves all aspects of Intellectual Property law, including filing and prosecuting patent and trademark applications, identifying and protecting trade secrets, and drafting and negotiating licensing agreements.
United States Patent and Trademark Office, State of Ohio, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
- J.D. – The University of Akron School of Law (2010)
- B.A. (Cum Laude) – The University of Akron (2007)
John W. Bain
John spent many years in industry as an engineer and manager in electronics, manufacturing, quality control, and instrumentation prior to becoming a patent attorney. Prior to joining the Firm, John worked for large law firms including Sughrue Mion PLLC and Bose McKinney & Evans LLP where he prepared and prosecuted patent applications for well-known automotive manufacturers such as Honda, Mitsubishi, and BorgWarner. The Firm’s customers benefit from John’s industry and legal experience including drafting and prosecuting a wide array of electrical and mechanical patents.
United States Patent and Trademark Office, District of Columbia
- J.D. – Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis (1998)
- B.S. – Electrical Engineering Technology – Purdue University (1994)