Attorneys

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Lawrence G. Almeda

With over 20 years of experience in intellectual property law, Lawrence G. (“L.G.”) Almeda has helped secure and protect the innovations of the world’s largest corporations and the newest technology-based startups. L.G. focuses his practice on patent opinions and prosecution in the automotive, medical…

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John M. Card, Ph.D.

Dr. John M. Card’s practice at Vivacqua Law focuses on patent preparation and prosecution in a variety of electrical, mechanical, and chemical arts.  His expertise also includes drafting and negotiating technology development and licensing agreements, providing non-infringement, invalidity, and freedom-to-operate opinions…

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James M. Chan 

James M. Chan’s current practice includes the preparation and prosecution of patent applications in the automotive arts.  Mr. Chan was formerly a contract patent attorney for Chemours Company LLC, responsible for U.S. and international patent prosecution of Flourochem Technologies…

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Steven L. Crane 

Steven L. Crane’s current legal practice involves preparing and prosecuting patent applications in a wide range of technical arts including automotive transmissions and engine systems, adhesive and sealant polymer compositions, solar modules, electromechanical systems, and hydraulic systems….

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Margaret A. Dobrowitsky 

Margaret A. Dobrowitsky has more than twenty years of experience in the practice of intellectual property law.  She specializes in intellectual property agreement work, including joint development, collaboration and technology transfer agreements, patent and know-how licenses, software licensing and open source agreements…

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Beth Filip

I am patent prosecution professional at Vivacqua Law, with a focus on patent preparation and prosecution. I have experience in a broad range of technologies including engines, exhaust systems, mechanical devices, nanocrystalline materials, polymers, textiles, garments…

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Jason M. S. Goodman

Mr. Goodman specializes in the procurement and enforcement of intellectual property.  With three years of legal experience, and a broad range of working experiences in a number of technical areas, Mr. Goodman is uniquely qualified to handle complex technical and intellectual property matters…

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Vincent C. Ilagan

Mr. Ilagan draws from over 18 years of diversified experience representing domestic and multinational clients in various intellectual property matters. While he handles all aspects of intellectual property to help clients grow their businesses, his practice is mainly focused on procuring patents, conducting due diligence reviews and providing litigation support…

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Thomas J. Krul

Thomas J. Krul’s practice consists of preparation and prosecution of patent applications in various technical arts, including the mechanical, electro-mechanical and material arts. His practice experience includes automotive, aircraft, welding, fasteners, furniture, valves…

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Dan L. Thompson

Dan L. Thompson is a focused and engaged professional with extensive experience in all facets of intellectual property law.  With over 20 years of legal experience and 7 years of engineering experience, he is a practical and pragmatic problem solver with the ability to diplomatically apply legal solutions to business problems.   A strong background in various technologies and diversified legal experience …

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David D. Murray

David D. Murray, a graduate of The University of Michigan College of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) in 1970 and the University of Toledo College of Law (Juris Doctor) in 1977, passed the Ohio Bar exam and the Patent Office registration examination in the fall of 1977.  Since then, he has limited his private practice to various aspects…

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Mark H. Svoboda

Mark’s practice includes preparation and prosecution of patent applications in the electrical, electro-mechanical, and mechanical fields. Mark worked for 8 years as an in-house patent agent for a major automotive component supplier, where he prepared and prosecuted patent applications for fuel injectors…

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Raymond J. Vivacqua

Mr. Vivacqua specializes in the procurement and enforcement of intellectual property.  With over seventeen years of legal experience and over seven years of engineering experience, Mr. Vivacqua is uniquely qualified to handle complex intellectual property matters.   Patent infringement, trademark opposition litigation, freedom-to-practice opinions…

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