About Gearhart Law

The principals at Gearhart Law have been protecting clients for almost three decades. In fact, from individual entrepreneurs to global businesses, we've helped launch more than a thousand companies all over the world.

You can’t fake passion.

We genuinely love helping companies grow. Make no mistake: patents, trademarks and copyrights are not commodities. Each requires in-depth experience in their respective industries from experts that are accessible throughout the process. Our seasoned attorneys are extremely well-versed in a variety of fields, from software and the internet of things to energy, medical devices, life sciences, patentable plants and consumer products. More importantly, we are passionate about being very hands-on when we work with companies—you will always have access to the lead professional working on your project. We’ve developed a reputation for being true business partners and solving problems in the most complex areas of patent, trademark and copyright law. It’s no wonder many of our clients have used us repeatedly over the years.

At Gearhart Law, LLC, we pride ourselves on offering quality, professional legal services, and we’re proud to serve New Jersey, New York, and Philadelphia. We’re leading patent lawyers, trademark lawyers, and copyright lawyers providing expert advice and consultation. Most attorneys work as generalists, so they don’t have the specialized experience and training that’s necessary to handle the intricacies of patent, trademark, and copyright law. For these highly technical and complex areas, it’s always recommended that you seek out legal advice from professionals with focused areas of practice. Whether you need help navigating the details of patent law for your latest invention or you need assistance protecting and safeguarding your intellectual property, we’re always here to help.

The Team

Richard Gearhart, Esq.

Founding Partner

Richard commands a breadth of experience that comes from nearly 30 years of practice in Intellectual Property Law, including writing and prosecuting hundreds of patent applications. Gearhart Law emerged from his passion for entrepreneurship and startups.

David Postolski, Esq.

Partner

David is a registered patent attorney and Intellectual property attorney. He specializes in assisting inventors, creators, artists, start-ups, entrepreneurs and early stage companies.

James Klobucar, Esq.

Senior Associate, Life Sciences & Consumer Products

James Klobucar is the Chair for the Consumer and Design Patents Group at Gearhart Law. James has helped many inventors get both patent and trademark protection in a wide range of technology areas.

Elizabeth Gearhart, Ph.D. (nee McNamara) – Analytical and Environmental Chemistry

Patent Agent

Elizabeth’s current role at Gearhart Law is that of Chief Marketing Officer; she is also the co-host of a weekly radio show on iHeart for entrepreneurs called “Passage to Profit”, and as a patent agent drafted applications in the fields of chemistry, energy and consumer products.

Wai-si Eng, Ph.D. – Organic Chemistry and Radiochemistry.

Patent Agent

Wai-si is a registered US Patent Agent fluent in English and Chinese (native) with very extensive R&D experience in chemistry, biomedical imaging, medical devices, consumer products and pharmaceuticals.

Anthony John Noonan, Esq.

Associate, Software and Consumer Products

Anthony is a registered patent attorney and Intellectual Property attorney who has been an associate at Gearhart Law since 2016.

Christopher D. Southgate, Ph.D., Esq.

Life Sciences Patent Attorney (Of-Counsel)

Christopher D. Southgate, Esq. is a Senior Life Sciences Patent Attorney located at the hub of the biotechnology industry on the East Coast in Kendall Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Amy J. Benjamin

Of Counsel

Ms. Amy Benjamin’s practice focuses on all areas of intellectual property law including trademark, copyright and unfair competition, advertising and First Amendment litigation, counseling and procurement. Ms. Benjamin was named as a New York Super Lawyer in intellectual property in 2006, 2010, 2014 and 2015 and is a member of Who’s Who.

Sergei Orel, Esq.

Of Counsel

Sergei is a trademark attorney with over 18 years of trademark prosecution experience in the USA and in other countries.

Gearhart Blog

The European Union Patent Validation Process

Maintaining Patents in the European Union

Foreign Patent Filing – annuity fees

What annuity fees are and why you need to pay them.Authored by David Postolski, Patent Attorney and Partner at Gearhart Law Filing a patent and then passing examination results in a granted patent.  Once a patent holder has a granted patent certain fees will be due.  Thus, it is important for patent holders to recognize […]

The Dustbuster® came from the moon?

Well, sort of, the race to the moon!  Way back in the last millennium the U.S. wanted to put a man on the moon.  And we did!  But, what to do when they got there?  Besides uttering memorable quotes and taking photos, the astronauts collected samples for the scientists back home.  The samples had to […]

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