We assist clients in developing and protecting U.S. and Global patent and trademark rights
In Business Since 2000
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You’ve worked hard to develop something great. After your visions have materialized, it’s equally important to protect them such that no one else can claim ownership. Patents play a crucial role for clients in various developing industries the world over. Without having an application on file with the U.S. Patent Office, you could lose the rights to your intellectual property. Fortunately, you can bring your ideas or items to the market confidently when you consult a skilled patent lawyer.
Several factors come into play when you’re searching for reputable legal counsel to serve your needs. The practitioner’s experience, as well as their willingness to share with you their specialized knowledge and defend your property rights, are crucial factors to consider. We proudly welcome all inventors and inquisitors at this law office.
Before completing law school, Mr. Black served as a systems engineer with the Owens Corning Fiberglas Corp. Mr. Black graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. He received his Juris Doctorate from Capital University Law School. Today, he is registered to practice in Michigan, California, and Ohio as a patent lawyer by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
Throughout his career, Mr. Black has held multiple seminars, including a one-day seminar entitled “Patents - A Global Perspective” for the Society of Automotive Engineers and a two-day patent seminar in Herzliya, Israel, sponsored by Technion - Israel Institute of Technology.
Mr. Black is also the author of “Keyword Patent Searching Online - A Workbook.” The book uses the USPTO and the EPO search engines to obtain the highest quality search results. The workbook includes four invention disclosures and step-by-step search solutions. Copies of the book are shelved at the following institutions:
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The California Institute of Technology
The University of Leeds
The University of Queensland
The Boston Public Library
The New York Public Library
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Gerald Black is well-versed in patent and trademark law. At your request, he can help you file national and international intellectual property claims and clear up any patent misconceptions for you. When clients visit our office with questions, we strive to help them secure their rights and defend what they’ve worked tirelessly to achieve. Schedule a consultation to determine what our patent lawyer can do to help you.
Cameras and Photography
Intellectual Property Firm
Turn to the reliable and trustworthy team at Gerald R. Black Attorney and Counselor for your legal needs in the areas of product patenting and trademarking of intellectual properties. Our skilled patent lawyer will work with you each step of the way, protecting your intellectual property rights in the United States and worldwide. We represent clients in Michigan, throughout the United States, and around the world -- feel free to read more about Gerald R. Black Attorney and Counselor.
You work hard to develop new products. It’s the creativity of which you’re justifiably proud. This is something you should protect because, unfortunately, it’s a reality of today’s world that there are unscrupulous people out there who will try to usurp your work and reap the fruits of your labors. You obviously don’t want that to happen, so the best step you can take is to turn to a reputable lawyer who you can trust for assistance and support with licensing and negotiating.
Perhaps you don’t mind letting others use your work, just as long as you reap the benefits you deserve, and that’s where licensing your product or process pays off. You can still control the rights and retain ownership while letting others make use of it.
This is not something you should enter into without dependable legal advice, though. You want to negotiate to get the best deal while also being fair so the interested party does not lose interest and take their business elsewhere.
Our team works to protect many emerging technologies, including:
Cameras and Photography
Protecting Intellectual Property Is Important
Your company can become a standout business among competitors by ensuring your intellectual property is protected. Let Gerald R. Black Attorney and Counselor work with you to deter those who would infringe upon your intellectual property rights, whether they are copyrighted or patented technologies and processes.
If you undervalue your intellectual property or ignore your hard-earned innovative breakthroughs, you run the risk of losing out on licensing deals or having competitors take advantage of your business ideas. Our patent lawyer will work for you to ensure your valued work is protected.
Licensing law affords you the backup you need if you find your work has been exploited and your legal rights to ownership have been trampled on. It’s not a situation you want to find yourself in, but if you do, making sure you had the proper framework in place to protect your innovative new product or component will go a long way toward helping you pursue your case.
Contact us today to learn more about our patent and trademark law services.