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Intellectual Property Attorney

Charlie focuses on patent and trademark prosecution in both the U.S. and foreign jurisdictions. He works with clients to file and prosecute patents in a broad range of mechanical and electrical art fields, including automotive components, consumer products, medical devices and industrial machines. Charlie also drafts software, trademark and patent license agreements, and assists in due diligence related to intellectual property for mergers and acquisition agreements. He regularly conducts and analyzes novelty, state-of-the-art and patent clearance searches, and prepares freedom-to-operate and novelty opinions. Prior to his legal career, Charlie worked as an electrical controls engineer.



Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

State Bar of Michigan

United States Patent and Trademark Office

News & Publications



Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Cleveland, Ohio
J.D., cum laude, 2008

Grand Valley State University, Padnos School of Engineering
Grand Rapids, Michigan
B.S., Electrical Engineering, 2002

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan

Court Admissions

  • All Michigan state courts
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