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Roger focuses his practice on intellectual property, patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret and unfair competition in the life sciences field.
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 and biochemical/biotechnological 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, food processing equipment and relevant 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.
Speaking Engagements
  • “Client Privilege Risks Inherent with the use of Consultants and Teams” Thomson Reuters, March 2014
  • “The Patent Business: Ingredients of a Deal” Thomson Reuters, March 2014
    “Intellectual Property Rights and R&D Tax Credits” Polymer Ohio, October 30, 2013
  • “Myriad and Prometheus – A Review of Supreme Court Opinions” Nationwide Children’s Hospital Welcome Reception, September 19, 2013
  • “Intellectual Property Rights and R&D Tax Credits” Oh! Manufacturing, June 5, 2013.
  • “Designing Around U.S. Patents,” Central Ohio Inventor’s Network at TechColumbus, May 8, 2012.
  • "Intellectual Property: Tapping into Hidden Value in M&A Transactions,” P&M Corporate Finance, January 17, 2011.
  • “Foreign Patents for the Emerging Product or Technology Business,” Inventors Network, TechColumbus, May 10, 2011.
  • “Patent Law and Procedures for Engineers,” Ohio Society of Professional Engineers Annual Meeting, Columbus, Ohio, September 15, 2010
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