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Ned Pejic

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Intellectual Property Attorney in Cleveland, OH

Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP
1405 East Sixth Street, The Calfee Building
Cleveland, OH 44114
Phone: 216-622-8835
Fax: 216-241-0816
Email: Ned Pejic
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2015
Licensed in Ohio Since: 1996
Practice Areas: Intellectual Property, Intellectual Property Litigation
Attorney Profile

Ned is a Partner with the Intellectual Property group. Focusing his practice on patent, copyright and trademark law, Ned provides counsel regarding intellectual property litigation, procurement, management and licensing. 

Ned’s intellectual property practice runs the gamut from patent litigation and legal opinions encompassing infringement, validity and enforceability issues to patent prosecution and portfolio management involving patents, copyrights and trademarks. Ned has worked with clients of all sizes to establish and manage strategic IP portfolios and implementation of internal IP portfolio management and budget control processes.

His litigation experience includes trial and appellate practice before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. This includes first chair experience with large complex cases involving multiple patents, Non-Practicing Entities (NPE’s), and client competitors. Ned’s experience further includes first chairing oral arguments before District Court judges and depositions of fact and expert witnesses. Ned has also represented clients in many Inter Partes Reviews (IPR) proceedings and argued before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

He has prepared and prosecuted patent applications involving computers, software, digital and analog circuitry, and mechanical inventions ranging from medical equipment to micro-electromechanical systems. He has prosecuted re-examinations and appealed successfully to the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences. 

Ned worked as an electrical engineer prior to attending law school. He served as a patent agent with Calfee from 1994 to 1996, becoming an Associate with the firm in 1996 and a Partner in 2006.

About Ned Pejic

First Admitted: 1996, Ohio

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Bar/Professional Activity

  • Intellectual Property Owners Association, Member  
  • Cleveland Intellectual Property Law Association, Member  
  • Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office  
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit  


  •   During the early part of this decade, patent trolls (entities who acquire patent rights to monetize them and not practice them) prolifically used the threat of litigation as a means of extorting royalty payments from alleged infringers. However, a series of United States Supreme Court decisions, coupled with changes in post-grant review practices before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, caused a dramatic drop in patent troll activities starting in 2014. Now that declining trend appears to be shifting, with patent trolls once again actively using litigation or the threat of litigation to coerce royalty payments., Beware: Patent Trolls Are Active Again Seeking Royalties, Intellectual Property
  • For a period of years, Patent Trolls (entities whose primary business is to seek revenue from patent suits) were relatively inactive due, in part, to a series of changes in patent litigation law and practice. However, earlier this year we noted that a number of clients had recently received threatening correspondence from Patent Trolls, something they had not seen for several months. Further, two Patent Trolls had taken the extraordinary step of filing patent infringement actions against Northeast Ohio companies in the local courts. Zavala Licensing LLC v. Winncom Technologies Corp., Case No. 1:19-cv-229 (N.D. Ohio); Landmark Technology A, LLC v. U.S. SafetyGear, Inc., Case No. 4:19-cv-270 (N.D. Ohio)., Patent Troll Chooses Northeast Ohio to Sue a Wisconsin Corporation, Intellectual Property

Representative Clients

  • Invacare Corporation

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • US Patent and Trademark Office

Educational Background

  • J.D., with honors, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, 1996  , 1996
  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering, The Ohio State University, 1991, 1991

Industry Groups

  • Healthcare
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Medical Devices
  • Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences
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Office Location for Ned Pejic

1405 East Sixth Street
The Calfee Building
Cleveland, OH 44114

Last Updated: 10/4/2022

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