Pearne & Gordon LLP is one of the largest and oldest intellectual property law firms in Cleveland. The firm limits its practice to patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, unfair competition, and related intellectual property law matters. With roots dating back to the 1910’s, Pearne & Gordon has a long tradition of efficiently satisfying the intellectual property needs of its clients. In patent matters, the firm has experience in all areas of technology, including electronics, chemistry, mechanical engineering, manufacturing engineering, computers, software, biotechnology, nuclear science, machine design, pharmaceuticals, and business methods.
Pearne represents a wide variety of clients in the full spectrum of matters conducted before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and U.S. Copyright Office. The services of the firm include preparing, filing, and prosecuting patent applications and applications for trademark and service mark registration. In addition, the firm handles various related administrative proceedings, both inter partes and ex parte, before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.
Through its correspondence with associated firms in foreign countries, Pearne & Gordon is able to offer to its clients a full range of patent and trademark services throughout the world. The firm is especially active in Germany, Great Britain, Japan, Australia, Canada, France, Italy, Sweden, Mexico, New Zealand and Taiwan. Through its network of foreign associates, Pearne & Gordon has filed applications and has obtained protection for intellectual property in over 150 countries, as well as in the European Patent Office, the World Intellectual Property Organization, and the African Intellectual Property Organization. Intellectual property protection in foreign countries includes patents, utility models, industrial designs, trademarks, service marks, trade names and copyrights.