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.
AREAS OF EXPERIENCE
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;
•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;
•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
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 Alerts
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
ATTORNEY SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
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