Ohlandt, Greeley, Ruggiero & Perle, LLP

Ohlandt, Greeley, Ruggiero & Perle, LLP

Ohlandt Greeley Ruggiero & Perle LLP is a diverse intellectual property law firm with the expertise to meet the varied and changing needs of a growing U.S. and international client base.

Firm Overview

Our practice encompasses copyright, patents, trademarks, and trade secrets and the related field of advertising, marketing and public relation matters, including agency & talent negotiations, as well as advertising claims substantiation.
We serve as intellectual property counsel to general practitioners, general counsel, patent in-house counsel and corporate executives. We provide worldwide representation for our clients through our experienced lawyers and a network of international contacts.

OGRP's wide range of knowledge and skills, including the extensive in-house experience of many of its professional staff, allows the firm to provide REAL BUSINESS GUIDANCE on the various aspects of intellectual property law. OGRP's Practice Areas include:

-Contracts/ Transactional IP
-Copyrights
-Patents
-Trademarks
-Trade Secrets
Main Office
Main Office
One Landmark Square, 10th Fl.
Stamford  CT  06901
Phone
  • 203-327-4500
Websites
Intellectual Property
Intellectual property issues are vital to virtually all business relationships
Mergers & Acquisitions, as well as purchase & sale agreements involving digital materials

-Domestic and international licensing of patents, trademarks and trade secrets/know-how, as well as inter-company licenses

-Advertising and public relations

-Talent agreements

-Website design

-Promotions and sponsorships

-Entertainment and educational products, including television, motion pictures and instructional aids

Paul Greeley

Mr. Greeley has extensive experience in many areas of intellectual property law, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, licensing, mergers and acquisitions/divestments, entertainment and employment-related issues. Mr. Greeley has also served as a patent law expert in litigation representing major multinational clients. His prior experience as a law clerk for the Chamber of Commerce of the United States, and a patent attorney for B.P. America Inc. provides his corporate clients with a full understanding of in-house issues.

Education
Connecticut College, BS, Chemistry
Gonzaga University School of Law, JD

Admissions/Affiliations
Registered Attorney, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
District of Columbia
Connecticut
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia/District of Connecticut

Connecticut Intellectual Property Law Association
Past Vice Chairman of the Intellectual Property Law Committee,
Westchester-Fairfield Corporate Counsel Association

Phi Alpha Delta, Associate Editor, Canadian-American Law Journal.

Member of the Board of Directors of Connecticut College's Alumni Association;
president of the Class of 1979.

Publications and Lecture Experience
Mr. Greeley has published a number of articles in the Patent and Trademark Review, Licensing, American Intellectual Property Law Association Quarterly Journal, Law and Business Report, Journal of International Bank Law, and les Nouvelles. Mr. Greeley has spoken before the Annual Joint Seminar presented by the New York Intellectual Property Law Association, the Connecticut Intellectual Property Law Association, New Jersey Intellectual Property Law Association and the Pennsylvania Intellectual Property Law Association, the Westchester-Fairfield Corporate Counsel Association, the New Jersey Intellectual Property Law Association, Quinnipiac Law School, University of Connecticut and Connecticut College. Mr. Greeley has been a guest lecturer for Stevens Institute of Technology's Masters in Technology Management program on the topic of Intellectual Property Strategy.
Education
  • Gonzaga University School of Law
    Juris Doctorate

David Aker

Of Counsel

Mr. Aker has been engaged in the practice of all aspects of intellectual property law for clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies, to start ups, to individual inventors, including litigation in federal courts, licensing, preparation of right to use studies and patent infringement opinions, due diligence investigations, preparation and prosecution of United States and foreign patent applications, trademark applications, and advice and counsel on trademark and copyright matters. He has particular expertise in electrical, computer, mechanical and process related inventions, and in the fields of analytical instruments, and medical devices, including pacemakers, defibrillators and ultrasonic imaging systems. He has been retained as a patent expert in patent litigation.

Education
The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, BS, Physics
State University of New York at Stony Brook, MS, Materials Science
St. John's University School of Law, JD

Admissions/Affiliations
New York
Registered Attorney, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. District Courts, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
Eastern New York Intellectual Property Law Association, Vice President/Secretary-Treasurer

Academic Experience
Mr. Aker is an Adjunct Professor of Law, at the Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, where he teaches Patent Law, a Patent Practice Seminar, Patent Litigation and Computer Law. He received the law center's first annual Adjunct Professor of the Year award for dedicated and distinguished services to students.

Lecture Experience
Mr. Aker is on the faculty of The Practising Law Institute's live patent bar review course, when it is offered in New York. He has made presentations on various intellectual property law topics to the Eastern New York Intellectual Property Law Association, the Nassau County Bar Association, the Suffolk County Bar Association and The Corporate Bar Association of Westchester and Fairfield.
Education
  • St. John's University School of La
    Juris Doctorate

Michael Bartolone

Associate

Mr. Bartolone's practice includes preparing noninfringement, validity, and patentability opinions, as well drafting and prosecuting patent applications for a variety of national and international clients. His practice is focused primarily on the chemical and mechanical arts and related technologies, including chemical compositions used in the suncare, semiconductor, and cleaning industries, pharmaceuticals, and mechanical devices used in the food storage and preparation industries.

Prior to attending law school, Mr. Bartolone spent several years as a salesman in the field of automatic inspection and identification. The products he sold included automated visual inspection systems and one- and two-dimensional bar code identification systems, and he oversaw installations of these products in a wide variety of manufacturing environments.

Education
The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art,
BE, Chemical Engineering
Tulane University, JD
Editor-in-Chief, Tulane Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property

Admissions/Affiliations
Registered Attorney, United States Patent and Trademark Office
Connecticut
New York
Education
  • Tulane University
    Juris Doctorate

Jerry L. Coon

Of Counsel

Mr. Coon has extensive experience handling a wide range of intellectual property legal issues, including domestic and international licensing, developing intellectual property strategies supportive of business strategies, trade secret and patent portfolio creation and management, client counseling on designing around valid patents, infringement/invalidity opinions and product clearances, oppositions, and intellectual property aspects of acquisitions and divestments. In addition to licensing agreements, he also has extensive experience with drafting and negotiating agreements relating to the protection of intellectual property, including consulting, technology evaluation, secrecy, joint development, and acquisition and divestment agreements.
Prior to joining OGRP, Mr. Coon served as in-house intellectual property counsel at Union Carbide Corporation, BASF Corporation and most recently Praxair, Inc. He has prepared and prosecuted worldwide patent portfolios involving diversified technologies, such as coatings, industrial gases, electronics, specialty chemicals and plastics, adhesives, emulsion polymers, silicones and urethane intermediates, molecular sieves, lubricants, ethylene oxide glycol/ethylene oxide derivatives, specialty polymers and composites, and agricultural chemicals.


Education
Utah State University, BS, Microbiology
John Marshall Law School, JD

Admissions/Affiliations
Registered Attorney, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Georgia
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
American Intellectual Property Law Association
Education
  • John Marshall Law School
    Juris Doctorate

J. Robert Dean

Partner

Mr. Dean prepares and prosecutes patent applications and renders legal opinions, and provides intellectual property counseling for a range of national and international clients. Mr. Dean's practice is focused on technology areas including catalysts and catalyst systems, pharmaceutical dosage forms, pharmaceutical intermediates and end products, lubricants, emulsion polymers, polymeric surfactants, surfactants for oilfield applications, silicones, acrylic latexes, skin conditioners, cleansers, cosmetic compositions and plastic dispensing tubes.

Before joining OGRP, Mr. Dean was Patent Counsel for Dow Chemical for 12 years. His responsibilities included preparation and prosecution of U.S. and foreign patent applications, prosecution of foreign oppositions, rendering of opinions, worldwide counseling regarding intellectual property matters, and negotiation and drafting of various agreements, including joint development and licensing agreements. His experience at Dow Chemical was in the technological areas of polymer films and foams, detergents, antimicrobials, cellulose chemistry and plastic zipper bags.

Education
University of Arkansas, BS, Chemical Engineering,
Washington University in St. Louis, Graduate Study (Materials Science)
Michigan Molecular Institute, Graduate Study (Polymer Science)
University of Arkansas, JD

Admissions/Affiliations
Registered Attorney, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Michigan
Ohio

American Intellectual Property Law Association
Connecticut Intellectual Property Law Association
Education
  • University of Arkansas
    Juris Doctorate

Erica G. Dorsey

Associate

Ms. Dorsey has experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications, as well as preparing infringement, invalidity, and patentability opinions for a variety of national and international clients. Her practice is focused primarily on mechanical, electromechanical, and related technologies, including propulsion and control systems, software, and consumer products.

Education
University of Michigan, B.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering
Suffolk University, JD


Admissions/Affiliations
Registered Attorney, United States Patent and Trademark Office
Connecticut

American Intellectual Property Law Association

Connecticut Intellectual Property Law Association, Secretary 2013-2014

Fairfield County Bar Association, Board member
Education
  • Suffolk University
    Juris Doctorate

Diane M. Einhorn

Of Counsel

Ms. Einhorn handles transactional intellectual property matters, including product development agreements, non-disclosure agreements, distribution and licensing agreements; and service and consulting agreements. She also engages in mergers and acquisition transactional work and due diligence reviews, including pharmaceutical review and clearance.
Ms. Einhorn joined OGRP after extensive experience with Playtex Apparel, Inc. and Sara Lee Corporation, having represented both domestic and international divisions in their various commercial transactions. Prior to leaving Sara Lee, Ms. Einhorn held the position of Associate Group Counsel in the Sara Lee Branded Apparel Law Department and had primary responsibility for legal support in all areas of advertising, labeling & packaging / marketing matters across all company brands and channels of trade. She is familiar with domestic and foreign transactions involving: relationships with advertising & public relations agencies, licensing arrangements (trademark, patent & technical know-how), sponsorships and promotions, product design & development collaborations, purchasing and on-going supply arrangements.


Education
University of Pennsylvania, cum laude, BA, Psychology
New York University Law School, JD


Admissions/Affiliations
New York
Connecticut

Westchester-Fairfield Chapter of the American Corporate Counsel Association (WESFACCA), Co-Chair of the International Law Committee
American Bar Association
New York State Bar Association


Publications and Lecture Experience
Ms. Einhorn has been an active panelist on many WESFACCA International Law Committee presentations, providing in-house perspectives on transnational contracts and intellectual property rights and issues.
Education
  • New York University Law School
    Juris Doctorate

Malissa C. Eng

Associate

Ms. Eng has experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications, as well as providing intellectual property counseling for a variety of clients. Her areas of practice include the chemical and mechanical arts and related technologies.

Prior to joining OGRP, Ms. Eng worked at an intellectual property law boutique, handling both patent and trademark cases. During law school, she served as an associate editor for the Fordham Intellectual Property, Media, and Entertainment Law Journal.

Education
B.S., Chemistry, South Dakota State University
J.D., Fordham University School of Law

Admissions:
Registered Attorney, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
State of New York
State of South Dakota
Education
  • Fordham University School of Law
    Juris Doctorate

Robert R. Hubbard

Of Counsel

Mr. Hubbard has provided intellectual property services to technical personnel and senior management on a variety of intellectual property matters, including patent prosecution, patent opinions, trademark matters, technology contracts, in-house management of patent matters and of outside counsel. He has worked on patents in a number of technologies, including, computers, software, semiconductors, food service equipment, surgical devices, coal machinery, air brakes, industrial and laboratory ovens, fire signaling systems, vehicular parts and systems, garments, fibers, cosmetics, electric motors, electric power systems, industrial control systems and other electrical, mechanical and optical technologies. Mr. Hubbard also has an understanding of in-house practice, having been Patent Counsel for Mohawk Sciences Corporation and Senior Patent Counsel for General Signal Corporation.


Education
The Ohio State University, BE, Electrical Engineering
The George Washington University Law School, LL.B.


Admissions/Affiliations
Registered Attorney, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
District of Columbia
New Hampshire

Westchester-Fairfield Corporate Counsel Association ("WESFACCA"), past Chairperson of the Intellectual Property section
Connecticut Intellectual Property Association
American Intellectual Property Law Association

Publications and Lecture Experience
Mr. Hubbard has participated in various patent and trademark programs for the American Intellectual Property Association and for WESFACCA.
Education
  • The George Washington University Law School
    LL.B.

Terrence J. McAllister

Partner

Mr. McAllister, who heads up the Trademark Practice Group, practices in all areas of trademark and copyright law. Before joining OGRP, Mr. McAllister was Trademark and Copyright Counsel for NYNEX Corporation. He has extensive experience counseling clients on all facets of protecting U.S. and foreign trademark portfolios, including: the availability and commercial advisability of proposed trademarks; all facets of trademark clearance, prosecution, infringement, licensing, domain name, and Internet & new media matters; and prosecuting and defending trademark opposition, infringement and domain name proceedings. Mr. McAllister is also experienced in handling copyright related matters, such as registration issues, ownership agreements, licenses and infringement/fair use issues.


Education
State University of New York at Cortland, BA, Political Science
Pace University School of Law, JD


Admissions/Affiliations
New York
New Jersey
U.S. District Courts, Southern District of New York / District of New Jersey
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

International Trademark Association (INTA)
New York State Bar Association,
New Jersey State Bar Association,
The Fairfield County Bar Association
Copyright Society of the USA
Pharmaceutical Trade Mark Group


Publications/Lecture Experience
Mr. McAllister has participated in numerous trademark and copyright programs for INTA, the Westchester-Fairfield Corporate Counsel Association and the Fairfield County Bar Association. He is a regular speaker for the quarterly Lee Hecht Harrison@Home Forum for Entrepreneurs, leading discussions on intellectual property issues for new start-up businesses. Mr. McAllister also hosts INTA Roundtables for members on a variety of trademark related issues.
Mr. McAllister also participates in the Pro Bono Partnership Volunteer Attorneys Serving Nonprofits (located in White Plains, New York) by offering his services to Westchester based nonprofit businesses and organizations seeking advice and counsel on various IP related issues.
Education
  • Pace University School of Law
    Juris Doctorate

Edward L. McMahon

Partner

Mr. McMahon has extensive experience counseling clients on the drafting and prosecuting of patent applications, as well as various opinion matters, including preparing infringement, invalidity, and patentability opinions for a variety of national and international clients. His practice is focused primarily on mechanical, electrical, manufacturing and related technologies, including medical devices, knitting and garment manufacture, refrigeration systems, glass manufacture, rotorcraft control, power distribution systems, semiconductors, and various consumer products, and in various automotive arts, including transmission systems, steering systems, hybrid control systems, and airbag restraint systems. Mr. McMahon also counsels clients in licensing and protection of patents, software, and trademarks.

Before joining OGRP, Mr. McMahon was an engineer and, subsequent to earning his law degree, a patent and licensing specialist for a Fortune 500 medical device corporation.


Education
Villanova University, BS, Mechanical Engineering
University of Baltimore School of Law, JD


Admissions/Affiliations
Registered Attorney, United States Patent and Trademark Office
Connecticut
Maryland
U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit

Connecticut Intellectual Property Law Association - President (2007-2008) and Board Member (2004-current)
Education
  • University of Baltimore School of Law
    Juris Doctorate

Joseph V. Noferi

Associate

Mr. Noferi has experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications, as well as preparing infringement, invalidity, and patentability opinions for a variety of national and international clients. His areas of practice include the chemical, mechanical, and electrical arts, as well as related technologies.

Prior attending Law School, Mr. Noferi was employed in the electromechanical and automation industries where he worked on the design, manufacture, and development of high-speed pharmaceutical filling machines, conveyance systems for proprietary 3-D vision-based inspection systems, automated laboratory analytical medical devices, and high speed battery filling and assembly machines. Mr. Noferi also worked as process engineer in the steel manufacturing industry where he was responsible for product quality and specification in the melting and casting units. During Law School, Mr. Noferi concentrated on Intellectual Property and served as an editor for the Review of Intellectual Property Law (RIPL). He also spent a summer studying Chinese Intellectual Property Law at Peking University in Beijing.

Education
B.S. Chemical Engineering, Northwestern University
J.D. The John Marshall Law School
LL.M. Intellectual Property Law, The John Marshall Law School

Admissions/Affiliations
State of Illinois

American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
American Chemical Society (ACS)
American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (IPLAC)
Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA)
Chicago Bar Association (CBA)
Education
  • The John Marshall Law School
    LL.M.

Philip Evan Roux

Of Counsel

Mr. Roux has extensive experience in the prosecution of patents before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, which have included applications in plastics, pharmaceuticals, chemical engineering, materials handling, machinery for textile and plastics industries, vaccines, biotechnology, waste water/soil treatment and anti-viral and anti-bacterial drugs and processes for their preparation. He has been involved in many intellectual property litigations, including those involving pharmaceuticals, trademark infringement, counterfeiting, and unfair competition, textile machinery, construction materials, animal feeds, cosmetics, aircraft fight systems and components, and biotechnology. Mr. Roux is a trained mediator, and has served as a party-appointed neutral arbitrator and as counsel to parties involved in mediation and arbitration.

Prior to joining OGRP, Mr. Roux practiced Intellectual Property Law exclusively at various law firms in New York City, including 10 years as a partner in the Intellectual Property & Technology Group at Clifford Chance US LLP, before entering private practice. Mr. Roux has also served as General IP Counsel to a specialty chemical company.

Education
Hunter College, BA, Chemistry
Polytechnic Institute of New York, MS, Polymer Chemistry
St. John's University, JD


Admissions/Affiliations
Registered Attorney, United States Patent and Trademark Office
New York
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
United States District Courts for the Southern District of New York, the Eastern District of New York, the District of Arizona, and the District of Colorado
New York State Bar Association (Intellectual Property Law Section, and DRS Section)
New York Intellectual Property Law Associations
American Intellectual Property Law Association
Education
  • St. John's University
    Juris Doctorate

Charles N.J. Ruggiero

Partner

Mr. Ruggiero has expertise in many areas of intellectual property law. His practice includes the intellectual property aspects of acquisitions, divestitures and mergers, licensing, patents, trademarks, trade secrets, as well as developing litigation strategies with regard to intellectual property issues. Currently, he has emphasized product patent clearances and patent acquisitions for Fortune 200 companies that deal in consumer and consumer-type products. Mr. Ruggiero has also served as an expert in patent litigation. Having served as in-house patent counsel at Beatrice Foods (International Playtex) and Crane Co., Mr. Ruggiero provides his corporate clients with the benefit of his practical experience in protecting patent opportunities and avoiding infringement risks within the parameters of budgetary requirements.

Education
City College of New York, School of Engineering,
BME, Mechanical Engineering (5 year degree)
John Marshall Law School, JD,
Member, John Marshall Law Review
Member, John Marshall Gavel Society

Admissions/Affiliations
Connecticut
New York
Registered Attorney, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. District Courts, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York/District of Connecticut; Pro hac vice-District Courts throughout the U.S

Connecticut Intellectual Property Law Association,
Member, Board of Governors; previously past President
Fairfield County Bar Association, Board member and past President, as
well as past Chairman of its Intellectual Property Law Committee
Westchester-Fairfield Corporate Counsel Association (a chapter of the
American Corporate Counsel Association), past Co-Chairman of the
Intellectual Property Law Committee
Center for the Family Support (a not-for-profit organization for the
developmentally disabled people), Board member

American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
International Association for the Protection of Industrial Property (AIPPI)
International Trademark Association (INTA)
Greenwich Bar Association
New York State Bar Association
New York Intellectual Property Law Association

Publications and Lecture Experience
Mr. Ruggiero has lectured on patent claim drafting for over a decade for Practicing Law Institute, including Patent Claim Drafting and Advanced Patent Prosecution courses. Mr. Ruggiero has spoken before and been a moderator of the Annual Joint Seminar presented by the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut/Pennsylvania Intellectual Property Law Associations; Westchester-Fairfield Corporate Counsel Association; The Fairfield County Bar Association; The Connecticut Intellectual Property Law Association; the New York Intellectual Property Law Association; and various not-for-profit organizations. Mr. Ruggiero is an author of a number of articles and publications on intellectual property law, as well as a past Associate Editor of the Greenbook of the New York Intellectual Property Law Association.
Education
  • John Marshall Law School
    Juris Doctorate

Jeffrey J. Scepanski

Associate

Mr. Scepanski is a member of the firm's Trademark Practice Group. His practice focuses on all facets of trademark clearance, prosecution, infringement, due diligence, and domain name matters, as well as prosecuting and defending trademark opposition, infringement, and domain name proceedings.

Before attending law school, Mr. Scepanski was a patent paralegal at OGRP.


Education
Bucknell University, BA, Political Science & Sociology, magna cum laude
Quinnipiac University School of Law, JD, cum laude


Admissions/Affiliations
Connecticut
U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
Connecticut Bar Association
Fairfield County Bar Association
Education
  • Quinnipiac University School of Law
    Juris Doctorate

John Yankovich

Partner


Mr. Yankovich's practice is directed to preparation and prosecution of patent applications, and also to drafting of opinions relating to patentability and infringement. His work has been concentrated in the fields of telecommunications, computer systems and peripheral equipment, medical imaging, optics, electrical circuitry, software processes and Internet applications.

Prior to joining OGRP, Mr. Yankovich was employed by Lockheed Martin Fairchild Systems as an electrical engineer and a software analyst. He designed hardware and software for radar signal acquisition and processing for radar warning receivers used on military aircraft. Prior to that Mr. Yankovich was employed by Picker/Cambridge Medical Instruments, where he supervised a staff of electronic technicians engaged in production of a variety of medical test and imaging equipment.


Education
Pace University, BS, Computer Science,
Polytechnic University, MS, Electrical Engineering
Pace University School of Law, JD


Admissions/Affiliations
Registered Attorney, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Connecticut
New York

Connecticut Intellectual Property Law Association, Board member & past President
Education
  • Pace University School of Law
    Juris Doctorate
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