Ronald J. Ventola II: Lawyer with Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP

Ronald J. Ventola II

Philadelphia,  PA  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Business Services
  • Corporate
  • Emerging Companies
  • Higher Education
  • Intellectual Property
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Litigation Services
  • Privacy and Data Security
University Louisiana State University, B.S.M.E., Mechanical Engineering, 1992
Law SchoolLouisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center, J.D., 1995
Admitted1995, Louisiana; 2006, Pennsylvania; United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania; United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana; United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana; United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit; United States Patent and Trademark Office


•American Intellectual Property Law Association, member
•Philadelphia Intellectual Property Law Association, member
•Louisiana State Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section, former secretary


Ron Ventola's practice includes obtaining protection, counseling clients, negotiating agreements, and litigating disputes under the laws governing patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. He has worked with a variety of technologies, including software, mechanical devices, and automated systems for processing mail.


Representative Litigation Matters
•Defended manufacturers and retailers of sporting goods, sunglasses, clothing, furniture, and computer software against claims for patent infringement, trademark infringement, copyright infringement, and misappropriation of trade secrets.
•Represented applicants and opposers in opposition proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
•Represented owners of trademarks in disputes over others' use or registration of domain names, including contested proceedings under the UDRP (Uniform Domain-Name Dispute Resolution Policy) governing domain names in the top-level domains(.aero, . asia, . biz, . cat, . com, . coop, . info, . jobs, . mobi, . museum, . name, . net, . org, . pro, . tel and. travel).
Representative Prosecution Matters
•Prosecuted patents in a variety of technologies:
•equipment for mail processing;
•manufacturing methods;
•mechanical devices, including fasteners, support structures for tools, exercise equipment, sports equipment, pet aids;
•devices and compounds for automobile repair and maintenance;
•aids for surgical training and instruction;
•computer software;
•furniture and decorative items.
•Registered trademarks (both word marks and logos) and copyrights, handled opposition proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and negotiated and litigated to secure compliance with settlements arising from these types of matters.

Representative Counseling and Transactional Matters
•Assisted clients in both outbound and inbound licensing of patents and know-how.
•Counseled lawyers and clients about the implications of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (often called the patent reform act ), the most significant change to U.S. patent law in more than 50 years.
•Counseled clients about selection and protection of trademarks.
•Counseled clients who received cease-and-desist letters and demands for payment based on patent infringement, including assertions of infringement based on use of computer-implemented methods as part of clients' websites, computer networks, and transportation of persons and goods.
Representative Pro Bono Matters
•Counseled charities about use and protection of trademarks.
•Counseled copyright owners about protection and licensing of their work.


•Chancellor's Alumni Scholar
•National Merit Scholar
•Tau Beta Pi
•Pi Tau Sigma
•Phi Delta Phi
•Alumni Federation Scholar


09/19/2012 Schnader Attorneys Attend Temple University's Annual Entrepreneurship Expo

01/30/2011 Ron Ventola Offers Comment in The Philadelphia Inquirer on New Patent Legislation

04/03/2008 Schnader Names Six New Partners

06/13/2006 Schnader Welcomes Three New Attorneys



10/22/2014 The Value of First Impressions: Considering the Effect of Motions for Preliminary Injunctive Relief on Ultimate Results in IP Cases

08/27/2013 Trademark Laws: Pennsylvania

07/15/2013 Take 5: Five Things You Should Know About Intellectual Property Law

04/21/2008 Creative Approaches to Damages for Patent Infringement

06/01/2005 Fifth Circuit Affirms Judgment in Copyright Case: Rappers' Songs Don't Infringe


02/25/2015 Supreme Court Announces Standard of Review for Factual Issues Underlying Patent Claim Construction: Implications Beyond Patent Law

06/26/2014 Supreme Court Provides Guidance on the Subject Matter Eligibility of Computer-Implemented Inventions

03/27/2014 New Generic Top-Level Domains Will Create New Trademark Issues: The Trademark Clearinghouse Can Help

02/22/2013 Consider Taking These Actions Before March 16, 2013, The Effective Date of New U.S. Patent Laws

06/14/2011 U.S. Supreme Court Affirms the Rule That Patent Infringers Must Prove Invalidity Defense by Clear and Convincing Evidence


09/12/2012 Preparing for Upcoming Patent Law Changes Practicing Law Institute Presentation

02/16/2012 Overview of Important Patent Prosecution and Litigation Changes under the AIA - A Walk Through the New Patent Landscape Association of Corporate Counsel Delaware Valley (DELVACCA) Chapter Roundtable

06/12/2007 Intellectual Property Law Practice for Paralegals' Eleventh Annual National Conference

08/31/2006 IP Issues in Digital Media


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Supreme Court Announces Standard of Review for Factual Issues Underlying Patent Claim Construction: Implications beyond Patent Law
Monica Clarke Platt,Ronald J. Ventola, March 18, 2015
The United States Supreme Court, clarifying the proper standard of review of factual findings arising during a court’s construction of patent claims, held that such “evidentiary underpinnings” should be reviewed for clear error rather than de novo.
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Ronald J. Ventola II

1600 Market Street, Suite 3600
PhiladelphiaPA 19103-7286


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