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Greensfelder adds attorney to intellectual property practice

Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C., which serves clients in Metro East, announced that Benjamin D. Rotman has joined the firm as counsel in its intellectual property practice group.

Rotman focuses on a wide range of complex matters, including U.S. and foreign patent and trademark prosecution, IP portfolio development and management, availability searches and clearance opinions, copyright registration, internet domain disputes, and online enforcement actions. He is based in the firm’s Chicago office.

“Ben’s unique skillset perfectly aligns with the firm’s philosophy to provide clients with a comprehensive array of options to resolve their business and legal matters,” said Greensfelder President and CEO Kevin T. McLaughlin. “He’s an exceptional addition to our existing legal talent in the IP group.”

With over a decade of experience in patent and trademark prosecution as well as product design and assembly development, Rotman provides his clients with a distinctive perspective to guide them through their day-to-day operations. His mechanical engineering degree and previous role as a senior mechanical engineer at a consumer electronics and telecommunications company gives him a technical level of understanding of clients’ products and their needs.

His background includes mechanical and electro-mechanical component and assembly design, and service design. He was also involved in product development, project prototyping, materials analysis and research, design of experiments, tolerance analysis, statistical analysis, and intellectual property development.

Before joining Greensfelder, Rotman worked at a Chicago-area law firm where he counseled on U.S. and foreign patent and trademark prosecution and IP portfolio management. He earned his J.D. from DePaul University College of Law and his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C., founded in 1895, is a full-service law firm with offices in St. Louis, Chicago and Southern Illinois. Greensfelder offers comprehensive legal solutions for clients locally, nationally and internationally. Areas of practice include business services; communications and media; construction; educational, religious and tax-exempt organizations; employee benefits; employment and labor; energy; franchising and distribution; health care; intellectual property; litigation; real estate; securities and financial services; and trusts and estates. Find out more at www.greensfelder.com.

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