PARTNER

North Olmsted office

E-MAIL:

vickers@rankinhill.com

DIRECT TELEPHONE:

+1 (440) 614-0604

FAX:

+1 (216) 566-9711

ADDRESS:

23755 Lorain Road, Suite 200 North Olmsted, Ohio 44070

GREGORY S. VICKERS received his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from West Virginia University in 1987 where he was president of the West Virginia University chapter of the Industrial Engineering Honor society. He received a Juris Doctor degree from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in 1997. Mr. Vickers became a member of the Ohio Bar in 1997 and is admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Mr. Vickers has broad experience in client counseling in the area of intellectual property with substantial experience in the preparation and prosecution of patent and trademark applications both domestic and foreign. He has mechanical engineering and real world technical experience from working as an engineer for over ten years and managing both an engineering department and the design and fabrication of new products and new manufacturing equipment. He has worked extensively in various mechanical arts including diverse mechanical and machining fields, welding consumables, manufacturing equipment and systems, tooling and fixturing, fire arms, hunting products, and mineral retrieval and processing technology. He has experience in management of large patent and trademark portfolios around the world including a large and active trademark practice that has involved numerous trademark inter-partes proceedings in the United States, Canada, Mexico, South America, Europe and Asia. Mr. Vickers also has experience in the area of contracts that concern intellectual property, including licenses and joint development agreements as well as litigation support in patent and trademark matters.