Roger Gilcrest really enjoys working with inventive and creative companies so they can recognize, protect and profit from their inventions and creative work product.

Roger focuses his practice on intellectual property, patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, unfair competition and computer law practice. He develops national and worldwide intellectual property portfolios for both start-up and established companies, including establishing and formulating patent procurement strategies; obtaining domestic and foreign patents; handling complex prosecution procedures, such as reexaminations; and negotiating technology license and acquisition agreements. His practice includes due diligence investigations, IP transactions and conducting freedom-to-operate, patentability, validity and non-infringement analyses. His practice also includes trade secret counseling and the development of trade secret protocols for the protection of critical information for clients on a global basis.

Roger has extensive experience in the preparation and prosecution of domestic and foreign patent applications. These applications involve inventions in the chemical, biochemical/biotechnological and mechanical arts.  Representative technologies include plastics and injection molding, three-dimensional printing and additive manufacturing, medical and surgical devices and orthotics, nucleotide-based technologies, waste processing, motorsports, food processing equipment, hybrid vehicle technologies, photonics and material science.

He also has experience in litigation of patent infringement claims in the federal Courts and in the appeal of issues of patentability before the Patent Office Board of Appeals.

He is also experienced in the preparation and prosecution of domestic and foreign applications for the registration of trademarks and in litigation of trademark and unfair competition claims. He has prosecuted over 1,500 patent and trademark applications with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and has prosecuted numerous applications with the U.S. Copyright Office.

Roger serves as special counsel to the states of Ohio and Washington.
Representative Clients
Published In
  • “Visualizing Concepts of Patenting and Patent Claims using 3D Models” 3D Model and Text, Lawyer Made March 2014
    “Intellectual Property Awareness Vital to Success in 3D Printing in Plastics Manufacturing’” Plastics Business, Spring 2013
  • “Intellectual Property in Injection Molding Terms and Conditions,”Plastics Business, Winter 2012.
  • “The Legal Limits of Green in Green Marketing,”Law360, May 2010.
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