Patent, Trademark and Intellectual Property Law.
Gerald R. Black has more than thirty years of experience in Intellectual Property law. He was “Of Counsel” with Dykema Gossett in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, Associate Patent Counsel with Borg-Warner Automotive, Inc. and an Intellectual Property Attorney with the Licensing Division of the Battelle Memorial Institute and the Rockwell International Corp. – Aerospace Division (now Boeing). His strong corporate background has enabled him to develop an expertise in managing global patent portfolios. Prior to completing law school, Mr. Black was 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. He has been admitted to practice in Michigan, California, and Ohio, and is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Mr. Black is the author of “Keyword Patent Searching Online – A Workbook.” The book uses the USPTO and the EPO search engines to obtain professional-quality search results. The workbook includes four (4) invention disclosures and step-by-step search solutions. Copies of the book are shelved at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the California Institute of Technology, the University of Leeds, the University of Queensland, Stanford University, the Boston Public Library, and the New York Public Library.
Mr. Black has taught one-day seminars entitled “Patents – A Global Perspective” for the Society of Automotive Engineers. He also presented a two-day patent seminar in Herzliya, Israel, sponsored by Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.