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Roger focuses his practice on intellectual property, patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret and unfair competition.


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. Orthotics and imaging technologies, nucleotide-based technologies, lubricants, waste processing, food processing equipment and material science.


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 5000 patent and trademark applications with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

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 Trial and Appeal Board.


  • University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, CA

    • J.D. - 1984

  • University of Cincinnati Graduate School, Cincinnati, OH

    • Master of Science in Chemistry – 1991

  • The College of Wooster, Wooster OH

    • Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry – 1979

Bar Admission

  • Ohio, 1985

  • California, 1986

  • United States Patent and Trademark Office, 1985

  • The Supreme Court of the United States

  • United States District Court - Northern District of Ohio

  • United States District Court - Southern District of Ohio

  • United States District Court - Central District of California

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

  • The Supreme Court of Ohio

  • The Supreme Court of California

Professional & Business Associations

  • America Intellectual Property Law Association

  • American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section

  • Licensing Executives Society

  • Federalist Society


  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating, 20 years

  • Chamber USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Intellectual Property

  • Ohio Academy of Sciences, Patent Impact Award

  • The Best Lawyers® in America, Trademark Law, 2012-2023; Intellectual Property Litigation, 2013-2023


545 Metro Place South
Suite 435
Dublin, OH 43017


Phone: 614-365-7000
Fax: 614-220-0197

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