Roger D. Emerson

Top rated Intellectual Property attorney in Akron, Ohio

Emerson Thomson Bennett
Roger D. Emerson
Emerson Thomson Bennett

Practice Areas: Intellectual Property, Intellectual Property Litigation, International view more

Licensed in Ohio since: 1987

Education: The University of Akron School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2023
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Emerson Thomson Bennett

1914 Akron-Peninsula Road
Akron, OH 44313 Phone: 234-231-7070 Email: Roger D. Emerson Visit website


I am fortunate to advise a variety of clients, including international intellectual property firms, international and foreign manufacturers, domestic manufacturers and entrepreneurs and start-up enterprises.  I earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering so that is a strength, but I also have experience with clients in the chemical, computer engineering, software, business methods, biologicals, medical devices and medical treatments and protocols.  I have assisted in patent infringement litigation.

Trademarks: I advise clients with regard to their brands, their domain names, common law and federal trademarks, trademark Oppositions and trademark Cancellation proceedings in the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).  I have directed trademark litigation.

Copyrights: I prepare and file copyright applications and prosecute them.  I have directed copyright litigation. I advise clients regarding copyright issues including licensing.

Domain names, I advise clients regarding domain name issues including the underlying trademark issues.  I prepare and file domain name applications.  I have conducted UDRP proceedings.  I have directed domain name disputes and negotiated purchase and sale of domain names.

Trade secrets: I have drafted trade secret policies for companies, non-profits, hospitals and universities.  I have directed trade secret litigation  and advised about trade secret issues.

Intelectual property agreements: , I advise clients regarding agreement related issues.  I have drafted distributor agreements, manufacturer's representative agreement, non-compete agreements, joint development agreemnts, patent and trademark assignment agreements, license agreements for patents, trademarks, copyrights and intellectual property.  I have directed litigation regarding alleged breach of agreements.

I am or have been a member of several industry groups including INTA, AIPLA, AIPPI, CIPLA and IPO.




Practice areas

Intellectual Property, Intellectual Property Litigation, International, Technology Transactions

First Admitted: 1987, Ohio

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Educational Background:
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, cum laude. Juris Doctor, cum laude.
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • I am a member in good standing of the local and state bars (Akron and Ohio).
Pro bono/Community Service:
  •   Board member of the Greater Akron Chamber Board of Directors and has served on its Executive Committee; Board member of the Board of Directors for NorTech; Board chair of the University of Akron Honors College Advancement Council; Vice-Chair and Secretary-treasurer of the Intellectual Property Advisory Council at the University Akron School of Law; Board member of National Board of Christian Business Men's Connection; Board member of Northeast Ohio Christian Business Men’s Connection;  Board member of Northeast Ohio; Christian Business Women’s Connection; Member Advisory Board of the Innovation Practice Center at the University of Akron; Board member of the Board of Trustees of Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy; Board chair of the Akron Community Prayer Luncheon Steering Committee; Member of Christ Community Chapel in Hudson, Ohio Member of the Tocqueville Society of the United Way of Summit County;  served on various committees Member of the Firestone Country Club;
Representative Clients:
  • Many of our clients prefer to remain confidential.
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • Nearly every case our firm litigated was settled before a verdict, and many with obligations of secrecy.
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Happy marriage and good kids!
  • I am a member of various academic honoraries including Tau Beta Pi, Omicron Delta Kappa.  I received full-ride academic scholarships for my undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering and another academic scholarship for Law.
Industry Groups:
  • Automotive
  • Domain Names
  • Hydraulics
  • Joint Development Agreements
  • Joint Ventures
  • Lawn And Garden
  • Litigation
  • Manufacturing; Branding; Internet; Website
  • Mechanical Apparatuses
  • Medical Devices
  • Molded Products
  • Molding Technologies
  • Non-Compete
  • Non-Disclosure Agreements
  • Polymer
  • Toys
  • Truck Equipment

Office location for Roger D. Emerson

1914 Akron-Peninsula Road
Akron, OH 44313


6 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2023

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