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Intellectual Property

Protecting the advances that advance your industry.

With over 50 professionals, our full-service intellectual property group helps clients develop pointed and practical strategies for protecting and profiting from their IP assets. We have experts in each facet of IP, from patents and trade secrets to trademarks, copyrights, and advertising. Our team has registered patent practitioners with a wide range of technical backgrounds, including a number with advanced degrees.

We offer the full complement of licensing, prosecution, litigation and portfolio management services — with the ability to defend or pursue infringement claims virtually anywhere our clients’ products are made and sold. Our team has notable depth in the life sciences industry (especially medical devices, manufacturing and biotechnology), as well as in the fast-developing arena of data privacy and security and the Internet of Things.

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    Ann G. Schoen

    Practice Group Leader

    Cincinnati, OH

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Strategic Business Perspective

It is also of special significance that several of us have previous in-house legal experience. We share a common understanding of the legal, business, budgetary and process efficiency issues that clients face every day. And we pride ourselves on leveraging that corporate experience to help clients undertake new ventures and achieve their IP objectives.


We have been recognized as one of the top patent practices in the region (Chambers USA Business Lawyers Guide, 2004-2018). Several of our lawyers have been recognized in such publications as Chambers USABest Lawyers in America, and Ohio and Kentucky Super Lawyers as top practitioners in their field. Our practice is well integrated into the firm’s related practice areas, including the corporate and international practices, giving our clients the benefit of a broad perspective in the protection of their intellectual property assets.

Representative Clients

Our team represents a broad range of patent clients, both large and small, including:

  • AK Steel Corporation
  • Balluff Inc.
  • Battelle
  • Chiquita Brands International Sàrl
  • Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
  • Clarkwestern Dietrich Building Systems LLC
  • Devicor Medical Products, Inc.
  • Ethicon, Inc.
  • Hilton Worldwide Holdings, Inc.
  • Kao Brands
  • L Brands, Inc.
  • Mazola
  • The Ohio State University
  • Red Bull Media House North America, Inc.
  • Sunny Delight Beverages Co.
  • thyssenkrupp AG
  • Twinings North America, Inc.

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