Marshall, Gerstein & Borun Announces Addition of Special Counsel Thomas J. Ring and Gregory M. Smith

February 11, 2013

Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP announces growth of its Mechanical Engineering practice with the addition of Thomas J. Ring, special counsel, and Gregory M. Smith, special counsel.

Thomas J. Ring has more than 25 years of experience in various aspects of patent and trademark law, including the preparation and prosecution of U.S. and foreign patent applications; representing clients in re-examinations and interferences; preparation of patent and trademark opinions including non-infringement, invalidity, product clearance, and trademark availability opinions; patent and trademark litigation; negotiating and drafting patent and trademark licenses; and IP due diligence reviews. Mr. Ring received his J.D. from the John Marshall Law School and a B.S.C.E.E. in civil and environmental engineering from the University of Wisconsin.

Gregory M. Smith has over 14 years of experience in various aspects of patent and trademark law, including the preparation and prosecution of U.S. and foreign patent applications; preparation of patent and trademark opinions such as non-infringement, invalidity, product clearance, and trademark availability opinions; patent and trademark litigation; the drafting and review of IP transactional documents; and IP due diligence reviews. Mr. Smith draws on his formal training as a mechanical engineer with practical experience in the mechanical, electrical and acoustical fields to provide clients with informed and experienced advice. Mr. Smith received his J.D. from the John Marshall Law School and a B.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of Colorado.

The Firm’s Mechanical Engineering practice group is led by partner and chair Michael P. Furmanek. The group’s professionals combine legal knowledge, technical insights and practical industry experience to assist clients with the difficult challenge of identifying and championing subtle product distinctions that qualify for patentability. Manufacturers of mechanical products in the aerospace, construction, consumer product, industrial equipment, oilfield equipment and printing sectors – among many others – rely on Marshall, Gerstein & Borun to give them the best value in maximizing the utility of their patent portfolio.