THE FIRM This IP boutique acts out of Cincinnati, where its expertise and bench strength make it go-to counsel for many major national and international clients. Among its impressive stable of clients, names such as American Eagle Outfitters, Wal-Mart, IBM and Goodyear stand out. The firm is especially well known for patent prosecution and litigation, although its teams handle the full range of IP matters.
Sources say: "They have real IP depth." "I trust them implicitly, they're just terrific. On target, on schedule, on budget."
KEY INDIVIDUALS Kenneth Germain is an expert on trademark matters, offering counseling and litigation support. He is also frequently called upon to act as an expert witness on trademark and unfair competition matters.
Stephen Gillen is exceptionally well respected for his work on copyright issues. Commended for his "good business sense," his practice is supported by extensive experience in the publishing industry.
David Brinkman has a particular focus on electrical and mechanical technologies. He is lead contact for several of the firm's clients operating in these spaces.
Lori Krafte has a notable specialty in advertising, media and internet law. She advises on privacy, trademarks, copyrights and domain name disputes.
Gregory Lunn has particular expertise in the chemical industry, handling patent infringement matters and opinion work.
Kathryn Smith handles domestic and international trademark, copyright, internet and related media, e-commerce and advertising matters.