Gearhart Law LLC

Gearhart Law is an Intellectual Property (IP) firm located in Summit, New Jersey. Our team of professionals specializes in Patent and Trademark drafting and prosecution.

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Firm Overview

Gearhart Law is an Intellectual Property (IP) firm located in Summit, New Jersey. Our team of professionals specializes in drafting and prosecuting patents, trademark filings and prosecution, drafting and reviewing licenses and agreements, conducting due diligence for both investors and entrepreneurs, drafting legal opinions, patent enforcement, and other legal matters related to IP. We file domestically and internationally, and have attorneys who speak multiple languages.
Visit our website www.GearhartLaw.com and our blog www.PatentPuzzle.com.
Main Office

Main Office
Innovation Plaza, Suite 1A 41 River Road
Summit   NJ  07901

Phone
  • (908) 273-0700
Intellectual Property
Gearhart Law is an Intellectual Property (IP) firm located in Summit, New Jersey. Our team of professionals specializes in drafting and prosecuting patents, trademark filings and prosecution, drafting and reviewing licenses and agreements, conducting due
Gearhart Law specializes in providing patent and trademark protection for individual inventors, entrepreneurs, startups, small businesses, and corporations. Our firm consists of five patent professionals who speak multiple languages, including Chinese and Finnish. We file patents globally and can help you determine if you need international protection for your invention. Our team of professionals files patents in the mechanical arts, biotech, software, and chemical arts. We also file trademarks.

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

Richard Gearhart, Esq., the founder of Gearhart Law, has been practicing patent law for nearly 25 years. Seven years ago, he decided he wanted to use his extensive knowledge of the patent system to help inventors and entrepreneurs start their own small businesses. He has a broad depth and range of experience in all areas of patent law. He started his career in a small private patent law firm in Chicago. He subsequently joined Dow Corning Corporation in Michigan, and furthered his corporate career as the head of the US Area Patent and Trademark department at Novartis Pharmaceuticals in New Jersey. Richard left Novartis in 2006 to start his own patent law firm, where he could focus on helping others start their own small businesses. Gearhart Law serves startups, individual entrepreneurs, small businesses, and some corporate clients.

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others

The IP team at Gearhart Law is composed of Richard Gearhart, Esq., the firm's founder; Susanne Somersalo, Esq., Ph.D., biology; Harry Du, Esq., Ph.D., neuroscience; Roy Rosser, Ph.D., physics (patent agent); and Elizabeth Gearhart, Ph.D., chemistry (patent agent).

The entire team speaks excellent English; Susanne also speaks Finnish, German, and Swedish, while Harry speaks Chinese. The knowledge of foreign languages helps when filing patents globally where we enlist the help of foreign patent agents.

To learn more about out individual profiles, visit our website www.gearhartlaw.com.

What are your firm's strengths and style?

Our style at Gearhart Law is that EVERY client is our most important client. We have clients with one invention, clients with multiple inventions, and clients who are demanding startups. We strive to treat each of them the same. We also strive to complete projects in a timely manner and educate our clients about the patent process. We believe that our focus on client satisfaction is one of our greatest strengths.

Richard Gearhart, Esq.

As a patent and trademark attorney for nearly 25 years, I have extensive knowledge of the patent system and the USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office). Before starting my own law firm, I was head of US Area Patents and Trademarks at Novartis Pharmaceuticals. Since starting my firm in 2006 I have worked with over 500 clients on a full array of patent and trademark issues. I enjoy working with individuals and entrepreneurs and watching their businesses grow.

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